Happy holidays to all.
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, December Solstice, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, St. Stephen’s Day, New Year’s or any of the myriad of other joyous occasions that mark this time of the calendar, I wish you joy and bounty
This will be my last entry of 2018. Stay tuned. I have lots of new content about literacy instruction planned for 2019.
I hope you will continue to read my blogs and to use the free publications, videos, resources, and other material at Shanahan on Literacy. Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss an entry, and please consider signing up your entire school, department, or district for a subscription (let us know of your interest and we can facilitate that).
It has been an annual tradition at Shanahan On Literacy to encourage everyone to remember literacy programs in their charitable giving. I’m only ableto remind you of wonderful nationwide and international programs deserving of your generosity. I limit my list to those programs with the highest Charity Navigator ratings (that makes sure that your donations really help readers and writers). Obviously, there are many other local programs that could benefit from your assistance (many of those are listed in Charity Navigator, but without ratings).
In 2017, with the start of my new website, it became possible for me to keep links to these charities available year round: https://shanahanonliteracy.com/charities. But an annual reminder still seems worthwhile. (In case it matters, I have no connection with any of these agencies.)
Please consider gifts to the following literacy and book-oriented charities:
This program collects books for readers of all ages in Africa—it accepts both book donations as well as financial contributions.
Every year First Book distributes free books to 5 million needy kids as well as to large numbers of classrooms.
This program supports volunteer projects in schools with a focus on early education and reading promotion.
This program distributes books and
provides parent reading training and support through pediatricians and medical clinics.
This provides volunteer-based tutoring programs in 14 metropolitan areas around the U.S.
This worldwide literacy program focuses on partner training and book distribution.
This program connects military families through reading—making it possible for our military men and women to read to their kids at a distance.
Thanks for your attention. Keep reading!
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