The New River Valley Reading Council
Encourages you to support
International Literacy Day! Thursday, September 8, 2016
Steps to Advance Literacy:
Put your best foot forward for students everywhere!
What can you do?
During the month of September, we encourage you to help grow awareness about children in nations around the world who walk for miles just to spend a few hours at school. Some children walk 5-10 miles each way to attend school in countries like Zambia or Pakistan. Join the ILA’s Steps to Advance Literacy initiative by tracking your steps as an individual, class, school, or community and compare them to distances of the students around the world. Send your creative ideas and photos of how you are celebrating International Literacy Day to email@example.com and we will share them on our webpage, twitter, and facebook!!!
Check out the International Literacy Day space on the ILA website: http://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/news-events/international-literacy-day
Sign up for the International Literacy Day Activity Kit. You’ll receive an email link that has a downloadable PDF document with TONS of activities that are grade-appropriate.
What have we done?
As a part of our ILA initiative last year, the New River Valley Reading Council teamed up with Beans and Rice and Dublin Elementary School’s Rockin’ Afterschool Microsociety to start a Free Little Library at Dublin Elementary School in Pulaski County. We will be having our official charter ceremony within the next couple of weeks to get our library on the map!
We can’t WAIT to see the good things you’re doing in the New River Valley!
New River Valley Reading Council
A division of the Virginia State Reading Association.
The New River Valley Reading Council serves Bland,
Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Pulaski
counties as well as the cities of Radford and Galax.