Literacy for ME: Community Literacy Teams
Planning Tools

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Comprehensive Community Literacy Planning Guide

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Literacy Team Formation

  • Potential Community Literacy Team Members. A list of ideas for potential community members to include on a Community Literacy Team. 
  • Norms for Team Work. A list of generic norms for Community Literacy Team work. 
  • Initial Meeting Guidance. A list of key questions to address during the initial Community Literacy Team meetings as well as a planning checklist for these meetings.
  • Literacy Reflections Introductory Activity. An opening activity for team members that encourages them to connect with a quote about literacy and share that connection with other team members.
  • Spheres of Influence. This activity helps team members define their individual roles related to the Literacy for ME initiative and how their roles can contribute.

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Developing a Vision

  • Activity 1: Carousel. Helps team members examine critical questions about community literacy that will surface ideas to include in a vision statement.
  • Activity 2: Story Tapestry. Encourages team members to identify the feelings associated with literacy to help shape a vision statement.
  • Activity 3: Visioning Statements. Encourages team members to articulate a vision for literacy for different roles represented within the community. 
  • Activity 4: Gallery Walk. Encourages team members to articular a vision for literacy for different age spans in the community.

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Community Literacy Profiles & Inventories

  • Literacy for ME Needs Assessment. A comprehensive tool for conducting a community literacy profile and inventory of literacy resources. DOC, 269KB
  • 2010 Legacies Now Asset Inventory (DOC). Tools for organizing literacy assets and for examining them to determine literacy strength and needs within the community.

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Goal Setting

  • Consensus-Building Activity (RTF, 84KB). This activity helps teams determine the priority goals for their community literacy plan.
  • Mind Maps (PDF, 95KB). This activity is a process for developing objectives that support the goals of the community literacy plan.

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Action Planning

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