International Literacy Day

Can you read this? Not everyone can. My own father was an educator for over three decades, many of which specifically involved helping grade school students improve their reading skills. He positively affected many lives this way, something I’m proud to have a tradition of myself, having tutored English as a second language and grammar in college. In that spirit, check out this infographic on international literacy from Grammarly:

Literacy Day

What do you think? Ever worked or volunteered in a reading program? Do you read to your children, or remember being read to as a child? Is there a teacher who impacted your literary/reading interests? Let us hear from you in the comments.

2 thoughts on “International Literacy Day

  1. Brooks Jones

    Hey Slacker! Part of why I became a teacher is the fact that I could no longer stand by and watch this problem continue without wanting to be a part of the solution. I am now a special education teacher at Whitaker Elementary, helping kids with learning disabilities read, write and do math. It’s not an easy job, but I love it and have not regretted my mid-life career switch at all. Thanks for posting this and raising awareness of this very real issue.

    1. rsmithing Post author

      Way to be the change you want to see in the world. 🙂 I’ve often heard that teaching is a calling. Thanks for commenting, Brooks!


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