International Literacy Day

A young Arab woman, wearing a traditional black hijab, sitting next to her 8-9 year old daughter and reading a book together

Welcome to our In the Know topic for September, International Literacy Day. You may wish to take a look at other grade spans and recommend articles to students that are below or above their grade’s reading level.

Grades K-1 look at the joys of reading and writing.

Grades 2-3 look at literacy challenges around the world.

Grades 4-5 ask “what is digital literacy?”


Additionally, you may wish to revisit our Labor Day coverage from the archives:

Grades K-1 celebrate Labor Day by looking at different jobs people do.

Grades 2-3 look at the history of Labor Day.

Grades 4-5 look at the accomplishments of labor unions.

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