Teacher Resources for International Literacy Day 

Literacy is essential for students to grow into vibrant adult lives. International Literacy Day, September 8, was declared by UNESCO in 1967 and highlights the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. To help teachers increase literacy in their classroom, AdoptAClassroom.org has assembled some resources for elementary classrooms. 

Free Teacher Leader Resources Now Available! 

AdoptAClassroom.org’s Teacher Leaders include educators from across the country who share their expertise and teaching experience with the wider AdoptAClassroom.org educational community.

We just launched this program, so you can now access these free resources from fellow educators by logging in to your AdoptAClassroom.org account and clicking over to “Teacher Resource Library.” You can find a step-by-step video on how to access our Teacher Leader resources on our YouTube channel.

Once there, you can find resources like Teacher Leader Shellie Sallas-Leveratt’s “Teaching Literacy & Growth Mindset with Art” for grades K-1.

Resources from Teacher Leaders are provided by our Spotlight Funds, which support areas/school subjects of greater need. 

Tools for International Literacy Day and Beyond

The stock and availability of the following items may fluctuate. AdoptAClassroom.org cannot guarantee the availability of any of the items below. 

Featured: Phonics Readers by Scholastic

Scholastic offers a ton of useful tools through the AdoptAClassroom.org vendor marketplace. With guided reading packs, intervention resources, and modules, there’s a lot of options to explore. We’re highlighting the phonics kit, which offers books and tools to teach young students literacy through phonics. 

Featured: Literacy Puzzle Cards Set from Becker’s 

Perfect for early learners, these puzzle sets encourage students to put together words and sounds to help them build essential reading skills. 

Featured: Multilingual books from Lee & Low

For English Language Learners and Spanish Language Learners, gaining literacy skills in both languages will support their language acquisition. Lee & Low carries a variety of books written in English and Spanish to support this population. “My Colors, My World” is a beautiful example and a great read for International Literacy Day. 

Featured: Successful Strategies in Literacy from Learner’s Edge

Learner’s Edge offers teacher training courses that receive CEUs through the AdoptAClassroom.org vendor marketplace. This literacy training comes with a textbook and will help you build strong structures to increase your students’ literacy skills. Signing up for their “Successful Strategies in Literacy” course is the perfect way to celebrate International Literacy day! 

More Items to Keep Your Readers Reading!

Featured: Comfy chairs from Really Good Stuff

When students have the option, they love curling up or laying flat on a comfy or classroom rug to read. Our friends at Really Good Stuff have a variety of furniture options, including bean bag chairs, cushions, kid-size couches, and more! We wanted to highlight this cozy reading nook/storage unit (search “bookcase with reading nook” to find it!) as a pleasant place for kids to read, surrounded by books.

Featured: Storex Interlocking Book bins by Lakeshore Learning

Having a big classroom library requires furniture and storage to support it! Book bins come in a variety of colors and interlock for convenience. They’re wonderful for PreK and early elementary classrooms. 

Need resources for International Literacy Day and beyond?

Make sure you’re registered on AdoptAClassroom.org to be eligible for all the funding opportunities coming your way for back-to-school. 

AdoptAClassroom.org is sharing these resources with the intent to spread awareness and promote conversation among educators. Sharing a resource is not an endorsement of the resource for classroom use. Educators are the experts on their students’ needs and their school’s policies. Please always be mindful if a resource is a good fit for your classroom.