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Literacy is an essential foundation of education as it helps build comprehension and communication skills that are necessary for school and job success. Children who are not proficient readers by third grade struggle with future learning and fall further behind leading to long term educational, employment, health, and safety consequences for children and their communities. Afterschool and summer learning programs provide students with the additional supports they need to help build a strong foundation in literacy, including reading, writing and critical thinking skills that pave the way for future learning.

Literacy

Get Georgia Reading

Initiative outlining the conditions necessary for every child in Georgia to become a proficient reader by the end of third grade

Practice Guide: Extending and Enhancing Literacy Learning in Afterschool Programs Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Roleplay Reader and Playbooks Reader’s Theater Publishing

Innovative and engaging reading enrichment materials that provide growth and measurable results in reading fluency, comprehension, and confidence

Georgia Home Classroom Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting Education

PreK-12 digital learning resources and a new GPB-TV programming schedule to support at-home learning

History

Resource Center: Teaching Historical Thinking The Critical Thinking Consortium

Social Studies Activities Afterschool Exchange

Lesson Plans: Current Events Classroom Anti-Defamation League