Family Reading

Full literacy is About Community

Fully literate communities will never happen just from literacy being part of school curriculum. Teachers and schools, serving the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse families, have not yet and in the foreseeable future still won’t be able to establish fully literate communities all by themselves. These dedicated professionals connecting with children for up to 180 days […]

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Helping New Readers Select and Enjoy Good Books

Avid Readers are leaders. They virtually always succeed in school and in life. But how do we get young children started on the path to becoming truly AVID readers? ACCESS The key is providing new readers with ready access to abundant, potentially enjoyable books and then offering encouragement and guidance. Fortunately, the power of books […]

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Young Turks Take Over a US Library … and It’s Perfect!

For the last few months I have had the distinct pleasure and honor to work with a team of English Literature major University students and their talented and inspirational professor. We were working together (they worked way more than I did) on making sure that the youngest children in their communities had an abundance of […]

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It’s a 3 Part Process: Reading. Talking. Relaxing.

In its simplest form, that’s what a delightful, instructive and rewarding adult- reading-with-kid event looks and feels like. Read together every day. This may be hard for adults to get comfortable with. However, with just a little practice, parents (and anybody else) can get good at it in no time. Children don’t care how good […]

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For Everyone, for free, forever and…

Unite for Literacy is a Social Enterprise. We are a for-profit business committed to maximizing our social and economic impact on literacy.  My role within Unite for Literacy is Business Development.  As I share our story, search for sponsors and grow our business, I’m frequently asked the same question, which is frequently followed by the […]