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
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
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 Teaching From the Too Small to Fail Foundation. Downloaded materials are free and can be taken to any printer. Please sign up on the website to have access to all of the “Talking is Teaching Communities” exclusives.
For More Information:
Rachelle Elliott Early Literacy Dir., SDB firstname.lastname@example.org (608) 361-2672
Tara Tinder Executive Director of SCF email@example.com (608) 362-4228
Bill Flanagan Executive Advisor to the President Emeritus Beloit College firstname.lastname@example.org