National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2012 ITS HERE!!!!!!!!!

It’s finally here! National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2012 has arrived. National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) is run by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. NLNW gives schools the opportunity to get involved in a range of literacy and numeracy activities. The Week aims to recognise locally the achievements of students and the work of teachers, parents and members of the community who support young people to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills.

So! What can you do? Looking for activities and things to do? Try six word stories as a way to respond to the themes in Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley. If you would prefer not to get involved in the major activities this year, browse the activities for ideas to try prior to or during National Literacy and Numeracy Week. This is a perfect time to showcase what you are doing in Literacy at your school and to get the community involved. Get to work on a class or school project. If you have your own plans we would love to hear about how you got involved after the event. Find resources for your school HERE.

Don’t forget Read for Australia on Wednesday 29th August at 2pm AEST during which schools across Australia will be sharing the reading of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Literacy Ambassador Aaron Blabey.

What will your school be doing to participate and get involved? Feel free to share your stories and activities here in the comments.

Happy National Literacy and Numeracy Week one and all!

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