The Georgia Literacy Task Force’s definition of literacy is the ability to speak, listen, read, and write, as well as to view print and non-print text in order to achieve the following:
- to communicate effectively with others,
- to think and respond critically in a variety of settings to a myriad of print and non-print text, and
- to access, use, and produce multiple forms of media, information, and knowledge in all content areas.
As a part of the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy planning grant, the Georgia Department of Education is developing a state literacy plan. The Georgia Literacy Task Force (GLTF) was established in 2008 to begin development of the Georgia Literacy plan.
Georgia Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant
Resources to assist with grant development are available on the Review Room site below.
Striving Reader Literacy Planning Documents
Birth to Five
Georgia Literacy Plan
Striving Reader Literacy Resources
Professional learning modules have been designed for use with birth through grade twelve. The website provides free access to topics that will enhance literacy programs. A few of the topics include: assessment, language development, engaged shared reading and interactive read aloud. The modules have been designed for independent use, in a study group, or within a professional learning community. New materials will be added approximately once a month. The modules can be assessed using the link below: