Literacy is Knowledge,
and Knowledge is Power!
Your child’s ability to express themselves through writing and reading is the foundation of their education! Literacy skills allow students to seek out information, explore subjects in-depth, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. A child’s journey towards literacy begins at birth, and although it may be several years before they are actually ready to read and write, early literacy builds rich language skills such vocabulary, self-expression, and understanding. When they start to become proficient in reading and writing, the possibilities become endless for young students. Their literacy journey does not end there; children who continue to enjoy reading through their late elementary and teen years transform into informed and socially engaged citizens.
In this month’s edition of Power Parent Magazine, you’ll find these great resources:
- There’s a lot more to early literacy than you’d think! Find out more in GOOD TO KNOW: Resources for Early Literacy
- Did you know that more than 32% of our world’s countries and more than 51 languages are represented here at GRPS? Wow! SETTING GOALS: English Language Learners (ELL)
- Under CHECK IT OUT: Resources for Elementary Literacy, you’ll find a great guide to helping your student fine-tune their reading and writing skills
- What’s the gift that keeps on giving? Books! Find a complete list of this year’s best children’s books in NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS: Top Books of 2021
- In NAVIGATING ACHIEVEMENT: Resources for Middle & High School, you’ll find a whole article’s worth of great tools to support your teen
- Find a great list of literacy resources compiled by our district’s very own curriculum team under FAMILY CONVERSATIONS: GRPS Curriculum Resources