McGraw-Hill Invites You to Spread the Word and March Into Literacy

by Marya Mesa

According to the International Reading Association, about 40 percent of high school students lack the literacy skills sought by employers.

 In the U.S., an estimated 32 million adults are unable to read, and 780 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write. McGraw-Hill has a longstanding commitment to literacy and has worked with many authors in the literacy field to develop programs that will promote higher level understanding and advanced reading skills required by Common Core State Standards.

McGraw-Hill is excited to announce the “Spread the Word” social media campaign for March into Literacy Month. Help McGraw-Hill to continue to impact student literacy by following the McGraw-Hill Education Twitter Account (@MHEducation) in March. For every new Twitter follower McGraw-Hill gains during the month of March, they will donate $1.00 to the National Center for Families Learning Follow #MHEmarchlit throughout the month for facts, research, and other important information about literacy in the age of the Common Core.

In addition, McGraw-Hill’s highly rated Grammar Wonderland apps will be free for the month of March (a $2.99 value!)

What can families do to help promote literacy?

  • Spend time as a family reading books aloud. Begin early!
  • Encourage your children to read every day.
  • Let your children see you reading.
  • Visit your local library and get involved.
  • Start a book club.
  • Use audio books on their mp3 players and in the car.
  • Organize your books to help promote interest in reading.

Help McGraw-Hill Spread the Word about March into Literacy Month!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MHEducation hashtag #MHEmarchlit

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McGrawHillEducation

 



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1 Rowan March 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

Another easy thing parents can do is make sure the captioning is on whenever their kids watch TV or videos. It can make a significant difference to a number of reading skills: http://captionsforliteracy.org/learn.php

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2 SnottyNoses March 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

This is a lovely post. People just don’t realise about adult illiteracy. In the UK it’s as high as 10%. Most of us taking reading and writing for granted. Will check out the app and Rowan, thanks for tip re TV, will definitely implement that.

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