Unit Overview 

Students learn about literacy in our world, nation, state and their local community. Students reflect on statistics about literacy rates and access to books, then they create a plan of action to increase access to reading materials.This unit contains a specific plan for a service project that can be adapted to fit local needs and interests of the students.

Service Experience 
 Students will plan and hold a book drive.  As an extension, students may deliver books and hold a mentoring activity to read the donated books.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Literacy for You and Me
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about literacy in our world, nation, state and their local community. Students reflect on dramatic statistics about literacy rates and access to books, then they create a plan of action to increase access to reading materials.

Unit: 
Literacy for You and Me
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The purpose of this lesson is for students to deliver the books to the recipients and spend some time reading with their partners. Students return to class to reflect on their experiences and celebrate the impact of the service project.