Millions of people have difficulty reading. That's because, despite what many people think, literacy issues are not just relegated to children and young adults. To improve literacy in America, we must consider readers of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some tips to help you improve and encourage reading and literacy.
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- Read books every day, and let people see you do it. You may be a role model (to your child, your niece or nephew, or some other individual in your family or circle of acquaintenance).
- Get involved with your local library. Many libraries offer literacy programs, which encourage reading in your community. See what you can do to help.
- Talk about reading. Ask questions about what the individuals in your life are reading.
- Start a book club.
- Become a reading tutor or reading teacher for a literacy program in your community.
- Call the Adult Literacy Hotline at 1-800-321-9511 to find out more ways that you can help encourage literacy.
- Read more about literacy campaigns.