Here are the latest posts about Literacy on Writers Write:
The UAE Passes a Law Making Books and Reading a Priority for the Country (2016-11-07): The UAE has passed a visionary new law that promotes reading, books and literacy. Sheikh Mohammed wants to make the UAE a center of learning and cultural exchange.
Scholastic Announces Summer Reading Road Trip (2016-05-23): Scholastic is embarking on a Summer Reading Road Trip with RVs going on a 25+ city road trip.
U.S. Ranks Seventh in Literacy Says New Study (2016-03-14): A new study ranks 60 countries for literacy and the U.S. came in 7th. The most literate countries are Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark.
A Bee Interrupts President Obama's Storytelling Time at Easter Egg Roll (2015-04-06): President Obama read Where the Wild Things Are to children as part of the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. But the bees tried to interrupt.
Study: Reading to Children Past Toddlerhood Increases Child's Love of Reading (2015-01-08): The new Scholastic report about children and reading finds that reading to kids long after toddlerhood increases a child's love of reading.
World Book Night to Shut Down For Lack of Funds (2014-07-02): World Book Night announced that it is shutting down operations due to insufficient funding. The valuable program gave away 500,000 books in the U.S. in 2014.
LeVar Burton Launches a Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow (2014-06-01): LeVar Burton launches a Kickstarter campaign to revive the Emmy winning children's book program, Reading Rainbow.
James Patterson Wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award (2014-04-15): James Patterson has won the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literacy Award. He will accept the award at the 2014 Printers Row Lit Fest
NEA's Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Begins February 24 (2014-02-22): NEA's Cat-a-Van Reading Tour begins on February 24. The Cat in the Hat themed van will promote good oral health and literacy in over 20 cities.
Scholastic Launches Reading Campaign Called Get Book Fit (2014-01-02): Scholastic launches a reading campaign for families called Get Bookfit which features giveaways, inspirational stories from top athletes and fun reading lists for kids of all ages.
Reading Is Fundamental Launches Book People Unite Campaign (2012-04-17): Reading is Fundamental (RIF), a children's literacy nonprofit, has launched Book People Unite, a new campaign to focus a spotlight on children's literacy nationwide.
Nick Hornby Launching Ministry of Stories in London (2010-11-21): Nick Hornby has launched The Ministry of Stories Literacy Project.
Decline in Reading Blamed For Declining Test Scores (2007-11-20): A decline in reading has been linked
to lower test scores.
How To Inspire Your Kids To Read (2006-06-15): The Kids and Family Reading Report was released and it has some interesting information about childrens' reading habits.
Starbucks Foundation Raises $185,000 to Support Literacy (1997-09-24): Starbucks Coffee Company
announced that to date $185,000 has been raised
to support literacy.