Please note the BLFLI’s monthly meeting has moved from the second Monday to the second Thursday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at the Beloit Public Library

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

Program Updates

Dr. Navsaria
Dr. Navsaria Early Childhood Literacy Presentation

Read Aloud 15 Minutes

Read Aloud 15 minutes
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Talking Is TeachingTalking 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 | School District of Beloit

Rachelle Elliott
Early Literacy Dir., SDB
brelliott@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