Monday, November 2, 2009

November Is Family Literacy Month

Yesterday (November 1) was Family Literacy Day, which launches the month-long celebration of Family Literacy Month during November. Literacy is the ability to read and write. Unfortunately, many Americans are illiterate -- unable to read, or with reading skills at a low level. Take a moment this month to appreciate literacy with your family, by reading a book together, looking over the daily newspaper or making up your own stories. For more information on literacy, borrow some of these books from the NCC Libraries:

Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators

by Priscilla L. Griffith
LB 1140.5 .L3 L58 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Partners in Literacy: Schools and Libraries Building Communities Through Technology
by Sondra Cuban
LB 1028.3 .C813 2007 Stacks

Literacy Development of Students in Urban Schools: Research and Policy

by James Flood
LC 151 .L4821 2005 Stacks

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
by James Paul Gee
GV 1469.3 .G44 2004 Stacks

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading
by Esme Raji Codell
Z 1037 .A1 C58 2003 Stacks

The Young Child's Memory for Words: Developing First and Second Language and Literacy
by Daniel R. Meier
P 118.7 .M45 2004 Stacks

Image credit:
Johnson, J. Seward. "No Mommy, That One!" Photograph of bronze sculpture. Smithsonian Institution Research Information System, Art Inventories Catalog. 28 Oct. 2009.

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