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Articles

Click on the following articles to gain a deeper understanding of how child literacy impacts the development of children, some of the initiatives taking place, and how schools can do their part.

Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It

Learn about previous approaches to reading and what the current research says is the best way to learn how to read.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/02/677722959/why-millions-of-kids-cant-read-and-what-better-teaching-can-do-about-it

The Power and Promise of Read-Alouds and Independent Reading

Why are read-alouds and independent reading important for developing readers? Read this article to find out why!

https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/ila-power-promise-read-alouds-independent-reading.pdf

How Dallas’ collective effort to improve early literacy is moving the needle – and establishing a blueprint for other communities

Learn how the Dallas Independent School District has implemented their strategic plan to increase child literacy.

https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/insights/dallas-collective-effort-improve-early-literacy-moving-needle-establishing-blueprint-communities

When Children Are Not Read to at Home: The Million Word Gap

This article discusses the Word Gap and the effects of reading just one picture book every day to a child.

https://earlychildhood.ehe.osu.edu/files/2019/11/When_Children_Are_Not_Read_to_at_Home__The_Million.9.pdf

Big Ideas, Little Learners: Early Childhood Trends Report · 2019

Nonprofit Resources

Click on each image to be taken to a nonprofit that is on a mission to cultivate child literacy in Dallas. Explore their website to see their approach and how individuals can be involved.

Official Engage Dallas Community Partners:

The Reading Partners logo links to their website.
Reading Partners
The Voice of Hope logo links to the nonprofit's website.
Voice of Hope

Other Nonprofit Organizations:

The Readers 2 Leaders logo links to their website.
Reading 2 Leaders
The Literacy Achieves logo links to their website.
Literacy Achieves

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