Literacy Boost Community Action: Creating a Culture of Reading Outside School Walls

Literacy Boost is Save the Children’s innovative program to support the development of reading skills in young children. Teachers, students, parents and community members are engaged to help enhance the skills required for independent reading, while fostering growth in children’s vocabulary, building their confidence in expression and expanding the background knowledge that they bring to every reading task, inside the classroom as well as outside. This briefer addresses the community side of education. By supporting the development of reading materials as well as promoting literacy and language activities in children’s villages and homes, Literacy Boost gives children more opportunities to practice reading skills outside school walls.

Published 2012-11-16

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