Monthly Archives: August 2020

National Literacy Week and Month

In the United States, September is National Literacy Week and Month.

Here are a few organizations’ activities:

https://national-coalition-literacy.org/adult-education-and-family-literacy-week/#:~:text=For%202020%2C%20National%20Adult%20Education,their%20families%2C%20and%20their%20communities.

https://www.partnersforpubliced.org/PartnersForPE.aspx?id=148704

September is National Literacy Month

International Literacy Day Today!

On 8 September 2020, UNESCO will celebrate International Literacy Day under the theme ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’. The global virtual event, organized together with UIL, invites stakeholders to discuss how innovative and effective pedagogies and teaching methodologies can be used in youth and adult literacy programmes to face the pandemic.¬†Learn more

Carmen Deedy event

The Library of Congress’s Homegrown series (Aug 19 at 12 noon) ¬†might be of special interest to teachers, school librarians or others interested in stories of literacy or the impact of learning. Carmen Deedy, a children’s author and national known storyteller who has appeared at many National Boo Festival events, and been an opening night speaker for at least one of them, is telling a story about how her father learned to read in Cuba and the effect it has had on future generations of his family. Here is the link:

https://www.loc.gov/concerts/folklife/carmen-agra-deedy.html

Many folks will know some of Carmen’s books, like the Library Dragon, Margarita the Beautiful Cockroach, The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet, which was read online (Facebook) April 9 by Lin Manuel Miranda.