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Three “T”s of Literacy
Success Requires:
➢Time
➢Teachers
➢Texts
Three “T”s of Literacy
TeachersTexts
Time
Three “T”s of Literacy
TeachersTexts
Time
It takes time to:
✔ Train writers
✔ Guide artists
✔ Draft and edit Stories
✔ Kee...
Three “T”s of Literacy
Texts
Time
Teachers
Teachers need six things:
✔ Compassion
✔ Commitment
✔ Creativity
✔ Confidence
✔...
Three “T”s of Literacy
Teachers
Time
Texts
Texts should be:
✔ Relevant (to needs/interests)
✔ Readable (not too difficult)...
Three “T”s of Literacy
What are the three T's?
Three “T”s of Literacy
Time Teachers Texts
Current
Situation
Plans to
Improve
Evaluate your program
Three “T”s of Literacy
Thank you
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Three T's of Literacy

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When it comes to mother tongue literacy programs (including the first stages of Multilingual Education (MLE), it can be helpful to think of these three basic aspects, essential for success.

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Three T's of Literacy

  1. 1. Three “T”s of Literacy Success Requires: ➢Time ➢Teachers ➢Texts
  2. 2. Three “T”s of Literacy TeachersTexts Time
  3. 3. Three “T”s of Literacy TeachersTexts Time It takes time to: ✔ Train writers ✔ Guide artists ✔ Draft and edit Stories ✔ Keep track of everyone's progress ✔ Identify motivated teachers ✔ Guide and equip them ✔ Develop curriculum (it's more than just stories!) ✔ Mentor teachers ✔ Mobilize local funding ✔ Report on any outside funding
  4. 4. Three “T”s of Literacy Texts Time Teachers Teachers need six things: ✔ Compassion ✔ Commitment ✔ Creativity ✔ Confidence ✔ Competence (skills, training) ✔ Community (regular meetings with other teachers)
  5. 5. Three “T”s of Literacy Teachers Time Texts Texts should be: ✔ Relevant (to needs/interests) ✔ Readable (not too difficult) ✔ Challenging (not too easy) ➔ Vocabulary ➔ Sentence length Learners need LOTS of text. ✔ To develop fluency ✔ To gain the reading habit ✔ To benefit from literature ➔ To learn things ➔ To enjoy reading Someone needs to monitor: ✔ Quality of texts ✔ Quantity of texts ✔ Availability of texts
  6. 6. Three “T”s of Literacy What are the three T's?
  7. 7. Three “T”s of Literacy Time Teachers Texts Current Situation Plans to Improve Evaluate your program
  8. 8. Three “T”s of Literacy Thank you

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