'Literacy rates by country' photo (c) 2009, Doug Belshaw - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

UNESCO has declared September 8th to be “International Literacy Day” for the past forty years.

Along with the specific Literacy Day resources I have later in this post, you can find a zillion other lists at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For International Literacy Day:

Here’s the official site.

International Literacy Day 2011: Your messages – in pictures is a slideshow from The Guardian.

Celebrate International Literacy Day! is a lesson from Read Write Think.

English Lesson Plan on International Literacy Day is from ESL Holiday Lessons.

Here’s an updated infographic from UNESCO (2014):

Literacy for Sustainable Development

by unesco.


Project Literacy is a joint effort by many organizations to improve literacy around the world.



(via Grammarly)

Mapped: The Geography of Global Literacy is from Visual Capitalist.

Visualizing Literacy Rates Around the World is from Visual Capitalist.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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