The Georgia Literacy Task Force’s definition of literacy is the ability to speak, listen, read, and write, as well as to view print and non-print text in order to achieve the following:
- to communicate effectively with others,
- to think and respond critically in a variety of settings to a myriad of print and non-print text, and
- to access, use, and produce multiple forms of media, information, and knowledge in all content areas.
As a part of the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy planning grant, the Georgia Department of Education is developing a state literacy plan. The Georgia Literacy Task Force (GLTF) was established in 2008 to begin development of the Georgia Literacy plan.
Georgia Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant
Striving Reader Literacy Planning Documents
Birth to Five
Professional Learning Modules
Comprehensive Reading Solutions, in collaboration with the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program, has provided professional learning modules for use with birth through grade twelve literacy instruction. The SRCL Professional Development Architects: Michael C. McKenna, Pd.D., University of Virginia, Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware and Terri Purcell, Ph.D., Cleveland State University have developed research-based learning modules that have been added to the Comprehensive Reading Solutions website. We have established this website to archive and provide contracted services for direct teacher professional learning (specific to early literacy, elementary, middle, and high school). The modules provide free access to professional learning that may be used to support literacy instruction. The content of the professonal learning modules include topics (but not limited to) Assessment, Language & Literacy Development, Building Basic Skills, Strategies for Student Reading, Teaching Vocabulary and Writing. The modules may be used independently, in a study group, or within a professional learning community.
The learning modules have been approved for professional learning units (PLUs). Four modules must be completed in order for 1 PLU to be awarded in addition to completing the assignments, maintaining a documentation log, and having these items approved by the PLU Coordinator. The Professional Learning Unit Course Completion Form must be signed by each participant and approved by the PLU Coordinator.
Striving Readers Annual Evaluations
Annual External Evaluation of Striving Readers Project 2013-14
Annual External Evaluation of Striving Readers Project 2014-15
U.S. Dept. of Education Case Study of Georgia's Striving Readers Project