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Why Adolescent Literacy Matters Now

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The Literacy Project is dedicated to eradicating illiteracy in children, specifically before they graduate from the second grade. But why is that particular age so significant? The answer to that question lies with the impending approach of adolescence and the changes that take place as a child grows into a young adult. These changes can be environmental, emotional, and behavioral in nature. Studies show that being equipped with basic literacy skills before this milestone takes place can...

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2019 Cheers for Literacy Event Recap

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A crowd of 100 people collected 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, wherein two teams battled it out to see who could raise the most money, in the form of cash tips, to benefit The Literacy Project. The first team was made up of Master Trainer at Motion Fitness Group, Amy Green, and Founder and Partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP,  Garrick...

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Readers In The Outfield Event Recap, 2019 Edition

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the sixth annual Readers in the Outfield event took place at Angels Stadium. The event, sponsored by the Angels Baseball Foundation and MemorialCare, celebrated the 100 proud second-graders who recently graduated from The Literacy Project program. The Readers in the Outfield event has been held every year since 2013 to recognize the literary achievements of enrolled second-graders. This year those students were proudly representing the Santa Ana Unified and the...

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Five Essential Skills Needed for Childhood Literacy

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The Literacy Project strives to secure a better future for children by helping them improve their literacy skills. Literacy skills simply refer to the skills a child needs in order to read and write. The most essential of these include: Phonetic awarenessVocabularyPrint awareness SpellingStorytelling This post will share why these five skills are so important for childhood literacy as well as some ways you can help to improve these skills with your children at home. We hope that by...

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Teacher Of The Quarter – Kelly Pruitt

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Why did you decide to become a teacher?  I decided to become a teacher because I enjoyed working with children. I decided to start at a preschool as an aide to see how I did with the kids and realized I really enjoyed it and that I was good with them. Also, my father was a teacher so I had a mentor in this field and I looked up to him as a teacher. As a young student, I had many strong impactful teachers and they also inspired me to give teaching a try. How has teaching impacted your...

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Why Learning New Vocabulary Improves Literacy

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Growing your child’s vocabulary is vital to the improvement of their literacy skills. The Literacy Project recognizes this fact; that’s why we’re dedicated to creating school programs like The New Phonics Game™, which helps young readers understand new words by breaking them down phonetically. The Literacy Project knows that each time a child learns a new word, a new door unlocks, allowing them to engage with their reading and writing in a more meaningful way. Here are some of...

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