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Teacher Of The Quarter – Sara Smith – Utah Chapter

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Why did you decide to become a teacher? When I was entering 3rd grade my family moved to a new town and a new school.  I was so timid and scared to start at a new school.  My teacher was Mrs. Rowser.  She loved me from the moment she met me.  I could feel it!  I don't remember the specific things she taught me that year, but I knew that I was valued and important to her by the way she listened to me, taught me and made me feel.  Mrs. Rowser made such an impact on my life that as I look...

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Gala “The Magic of Reading” Recap

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Gala was a special night to remember for The Literacy Project. The Gala consisted of Harry Potter decor, a live and silent auction, shared experiences from the Role Models, and a special performance by Kevin Viner, the International Mentalist Sensation. With the 10th year anniversary of teaching students, we can’t help but be grateful for helping over 9,000 children in need, and raising around $98,000 in support of our mission! Penny Fox shared the celebration was...

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We’re Celebrating 10 Years at The Literacy Project!

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This is a very exciting year for The Literacy Project!  As we go into our tenth school year of teaching students, we can’t help to be grateful for helping over 9,000 children in need.  We had great success last year and plan to showcase three of our students who excelled tremendously in their reading skills this past school year at our upcoming annual gala this October.  A celebration of “The Magic of Reading” will take place at the Balboa Bay Resort honoring the students...

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2019 Cheers for Literacy July Event Recap

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Over 100 people gathered at The Winery in Newport Beach, CA to take part in The Literacy Project’s highly anticipated event, Cheers for Literacy. The event was a friendly bar battle, where two teams battled it out to see who could raise the most money, in the form of cash tips, to benefit The Literacy Project. #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-7 img...

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Adult Literacy Population Assessments – How Do Adults Rank in Literacy?

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Childhood literacy is the requisite for having an adult population with high literacy skills. While children and adolescents have their literacy skills measured in school, the literacy skills of the adult population are measured by large surveys called adult literacy population assessments. These surveys commonly measure the literacy and competency levels of adults ranging from 16-65 years of age. In the United States as well in as in most other developed countries, there have been multiple...

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The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

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Writing and literacy are two subjects which are deeply intertwined; so much so that success at one depends entirely on the success of the other. Becoming a strong writer requires the development of two particular literacy skills representative of a strong reader: print awareness and reading comprehension. A child cannot write without first being able to read and recognize the purpose of writing. This is why both writing skills, as well as literacy skills, tend to develop at the same...

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