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    Program Updates

    Beloit Literacy For Life
    Beloit Literacy For Life

    Summary:

    What can partners do to influence the culture of literacy in Beloit?

    • Create traditions around literacy and learning
    • Support families
    • Influence organizations
    • Influence Beloit
    • Build traditions for literacy and learning

    Impact of Early Literacy

    Possible suggestions for engagement

    • Empower families for literacy & language
      • “Talking is teaching” messaging
      • “Reading to your kids” messaging
    • Books in the hands of kids and families
    • Environmental signs in stores and around the community to promote talking
    • Community infrastructure – Playground talking structures, billboards, and bus stops
    • Volunteer for literacy programs
    • Sponsor one of Beloit’s Little Little Free Libraries
    • Employee wellness programs for literacy and language development

    Beloit Literacy For Life Goal

    Read Aloud 15 Minutes

    Read Aloud 15 minutes
    Downloaded materials are free and can be taken to any printer. Please sign-up on the website and show how many of Beloit’s organizations are using the materials.

    Talking Is TeachingTalking is Teaching
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    For More Information:

    Rachelle Elliott | School District of Beloit

    Rachelle Elliott
    Early Literacy Dir., SDB
    relliott@sdb.k12.wi.us
    (608) 361-2672

    Tara Tinder | Stateline Community Foundation

    Tara Tinder
    Executive Director of SCF
    tara@statelinecf.com
    (608) 362-4228

    Bill Flanagan | Beloit College

    Bill Flanagan
    Executive Advisor to the President Emeritus
    Beloit College
    flanagan@beloit.edu