Literacy is a vital part of a child’s education. Children who can read perform better in school, are more confident, and become life-long learners.
- Reading is Fundamental – Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. This site has information about literacy issues, articles for teachers and parents, and ways to get involved in helping to increase literacy.
- Education Commission of the States Education Policy Issue Site: Reading/Literacy – This site includes research on reading and literacy and has information about what states are doing to help promote reading and literacy.
- The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) – This site provides research and resources about literacy in early childhood, childhood, adolescence, and adults.
- Alabama’s Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12 – This report by the Alabama State Department of Education provides information on how “literacy stakeholders” including parents, family members, caregivers, representatives from community organizations and agencies, and educators can help promote a child’s literacy from birth through graduation. It includes research findings concerning literacy in Alabama today and the Board of Education’s action plan to further promote literacy