Literacy for ME: Community Literacy Teams
On this page:
- Comprehensive Community Literacy Planning Guide
- Literacy Team Formation
- Developing a Vision
- Community Literacy Profiles and Inventories
- Goal Setting
- Action Planning
Comprehensive Community Literacy Planning Guide
Literacy for ME Regional Community Literacy Workshop Power Point - The power point used in workshops presented to introduce the Literacy for ME initiative and to assist communities in beginning to develop comprehensive literacy plans. PPT, 7.85MB | PDF, 1.1MB
2010 Legacies Now Community Literacy Planning Guide - A comprehensive community literacy planning guide based on the 2010 Legacies Now Community Literacy initiative in British Columbia, Canada. (PDF)
Simple Steps: A Workbook to Help You Plan a Community Literacy Project - A workbook that walks through the steps involved in planning a specific community literacy project. Concepts can be easily transferred to community literacy plan development. (PDF)
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.
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.
Community Literacy Profiles and Inventories
2010 Legacies Now Asset Inventory - Tools for organizing literacy assets and for examining them to determine literacy strength and needs within the community. (MS Excel)
Consensus Building Activity - This activity helps teams determine the priority goals for their community literacy plan.
Mind Maps - This activity is a process for developing objectives that support the goals of the community literacy plan.
Literacy for ME Community Literacy Matrices - A tool that maps out key steps to engage in across the development and implementation of a comprehensive literacy plan. The matrices are organized by essential components of comprehensive literacy planning.
2010 Legacies Now Community Literacy Action Plan - A sample community literacy plan from a community in British Columbia, Canada.