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#LightUpLiteracy Challenge

Lesson created by Alejandra Guzman using

Video from 2010 Legacies Now YouTube Channel

Let’s Begin…

According to the US Department of Education, 19% of high school graduates cannot read! Most literacy programs focus on early childhood or primary aged children.  My objective is to keep the focus on literacy programs throughout the end of high school and even in the workplace. Reading and writing are critical skills that need to be promoted throughout all levels and all subjects in education. 
Additional Resources for you to Explore
If you would like to learn more about literacy strategies that should be abandoned in the classroom because they seem to be ineffective please read this article.   For more lead4ward strategies that may help promote literacy in your classroom check out this link. If you would like to start promoting literacy in your workplace, please read this blog post
1) If you are interested in completing the 4 week #lightupliteracy challenge please make sure you register here. 2) This calendar will help you get started on your 4 week challenge.2) Use social media #lightupliteracy to help me spread the word about the challenge. Please tweet out strategies, pictures, and/or videos of you and your students in action. 3) Follow and tag @lightupliteracy on Instagram and Google Plus and @lulchallenge on Twitter for more updates and to get new literacy ideas to use in your classroom.4) When you complete the challenge, please email to receive your completion certificate.  Any questions, comments, or suggestions can be emailed to or sent to @lulchallenge on Twitter.Let's shine the light on literacy together!

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