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Announcing Free Literacy Video Library from Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Learning Ally

Categories: Reading Strategies for K-12, Teacher Best Practices

Building Phonemic The educator journey is one of dedication, continuous learning and tireless effort to support their students’ growth and achievement. As school districts reconcile the need for a deeper understanding and application of the science of reading, surveys show that educators feel ill prepared. To support educators and bridge that gap, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Learning Ally are working together with literacy coach and past President of the ILA, Dr. Ken Kunz, to provide a free, comprehensive Literacy Video Library, providing on-demand access to Brain Based Literacy Instruction support.

Through the web based video library, educators will embark on a journey into the vibrant classrooms of two dedicated elementary educators, where literacy instruction is not just taught but brought to life. Videos provide educators with access to a collection of practical strategies on word recognition, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension, designed to empower educators to foster reading success for every student.

“The Literacy Video Library is an important educator resource, enabling educators to reflect on their practices and enhance the impact of their first-tier literacy instruction,” said Brent Hartsell, Director of Professional Learning at Learning Ally. “We are excited to work with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide these very helpful videos and tools to educators at no cost and we are looking forward to hearing more feedback from our education partners at districts across the country as they leverage these resources in their daily practice.”

Make sure to check out the Literacy Video Library and put this insightful resource to work for you.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Highlighting Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was founded more than 30 years ago in 1993 by Dollar General’s former CEO, Cal Turner, Jr. in honor of his grandfather and Dollar General co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education.

The Foundation continually supports schools, libraries and non-profit organizations in their efforts to enhance quality classroom instruction, increase access to literacy programming, advance innovation and inspire the joy of reading through adult, family, youth and summer grants. Since its inception, the DGLF has donated more than $238 million, supporting more than 23,000 organizations, schools and libraries and nearly 20 million individuals.

To further outline a deeper understanding of America’s literacy opportunities and challenges, the Foundation commissioned the 2022 State of American Literacy Research Report which polled students, parents, teachers, adult learners and experts working to advance literacy and education across the country. Read more here.

About Learning Ally

Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education organization dedicated to equipping educators with proven solutions that help early and struggling learners reach their potential. Our range of literacy-focused offerings for students Pre-K to 12th grade, including our award winning reading resource, the Learning Ally Audiobook SolutionTMTM, and catalog of professional learning allow us to support more than 2.5 million students and over 615,000 educators across the US.

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