Celebrating 20 Years of Service

  Twenty years after its founding as a small community nonprofit, the Lafayette County Literacy Council is realizing its earliest goal of equipping adult learners, while also fostering literacy skills at the family level. “Literacy transforms people’s lives by opening up new opportunities,” said Board President Vicki Fowlkes, a former educator. “Beyond those individual gains, we benefit as a community when more people can read well and pass those skills to their children. Having a literate citizenry raises the social, economic and cultural quality of life for us all.” Its mission is… Read More

Instructions for Using Benchmarks

Benchmark Instructions for Coaches

Other Activities

Oxford University Press New English File Work on grammar, vocabulary, and more with these great activities. BrainPop Students love BrainPop, an interactive website (and app) that is a great supplemental resource. K12 Reader Though this site is geared towards children, most of the reading activities are age appropriate for adult learners, too. Library of Congress Read free books online directly from the Library of Congress website. GCFLearnFree.org Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in… Read More

Other Ways to Give

Lafayette County Literacy Council For every dollar you spend at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette County Literacy Council. Support local literacy efforts — like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Children’s Book Festival, and the ABLE program — every time you shop. Every little bit helps!

LOU Literacy Leaders

Training community volunteers to tutor kindergarteners through third-graders in reading. This project of the LOU Reads Coalition is a partnership between the Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction (CELI) at The University of Mississippi and the Lafayette County Literacy Council, and is funded the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County. CELI Literacy Teachers teach the ParaReading professional development module by LETRs. The Mississippi Department of Education is providing LETRS training for teachers across the state and the ParaReading training was created to provide similar training for tutors, teaching assistants and others… Read More