Math and ELA collide to motivate students: An ode to National Literacy Month

From SmartBlog on Education:

According to the Literacy Project Foundation, 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth-grade level. Studies also show that illiteracy has a negative impact on society overall and that there is a direct correlation between literacy and poverty. For educators across the nation, these facts are not easy to swallow. How could half of all students fall through the cracks for so many years without the ability to read proficiently?

As many of you know, September is National Literacy Month. Every year it serves as a reminder to celebrate the importance of reading and how far we have come, but it also highlights just how much work still needs to be done.

As teachers, it is our job to ensure student success begins at an early age. There are so many factors, better yet, obstacles for us to help students overcome — a not so stable home life, poverty, learning differences, students who have yet to master the English language. You all know the list continues. However, the effective integration of technology can become your best friend, the great equalizer if you will, when positioned correctly and with the right amount of support.

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