Friday, August 15, 2014

Lift Off to Literacy: International Literacy Day (September 8, 2014)

Lift Off to Literacy
Help Your Students "Lift Off to Literacy"

International Literacy Day (ILD) is going interplanetary to celebrate the power of literacy around the world!

For this year's celebration, "Lift Off to Literacy," the International Reading Association has partnered with NASA and Story Time From Space to inspire a literacy habit in your students.
Our mission begins September 8, 2014, the day the world celebrates International Literacy Day and the transformative power of literacy. How can you participate? Pledge to add an extra 60 seconds of literacy activities in your classroom for 60 days. It's that simple!

Not sure what to do for those extra 60 seconds? We've got you covered! Sign up at our ILD website ( to pledge your participation and receive an activity kit of 60 fun, cross-curricular 60-second activities; by signing up, you'll be entered to win an out-of-this-world prize pack from NASA!
Official Poster
In addition, find other FREE resources to motivate and engage your students, including:
  • The official ILD 2014 poster, designed by Dave Roman (graphic novelist of the Astronaut Academy series)
  • A 60-day log to track your activities
  • A sign to announce your class's participation and inspire other classrooms to join the mission
  • Pre-designed banners for your personal or class blog and social media accounts
Share your participation by using #ILD14 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or any other social media platform you use. Follow what others are doing and find related resources on our ILD 2014 Pinterest board. We look forward to seeing photos, videos, and stories from your classrooms!
Won't you join our 60-for-60 mission?
Sign up NOW at!

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