'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. I know I’m one day behind, but at least these resources will be available next year…

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. People can submit photos for this year.

Here are some more infographics from UNESCO.

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.

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(via Grammarly)

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