In an effort to improve reading outcomes for students across Alabama, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Literacy Act, which became law on June 10, 2019.
This legislation extends comprehensive information and other guidance for educators to focus concentrated and systematic efforts to improve the reading skills of all public school students in early literacy so that every student is reading at or above grade level by the end of the third grade.
To learn more about the Alabama Literacy Act, click the links below:
Alabama Literacy Act - full text (PDF)
Alabama Literacy Act FAQ
Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success (PDF)
Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success (Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and Vietnamese translations)
Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home (PDF)
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers (Common Sense Media)
Family Literacy Activities (from Alabama Reading Initiative)
Kindergarten Booklet - My Child Can!
First Grade Booklet - My Child Can!
Second Grade Booklet - My Child Can!
Third Grade Booklet - My Child Can!
Alabama Literacy Act Flyer in Other Languages