Everyday Reading for Florida Families

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Just Read for a Brighter Florida!

Research tells us a student’s family support system is the number one predictor of success in school. When parents are involved in their children’s reading at home, children do better in school. The schools they attend do better, too. When Florida families do at-home literacy activities, increasing time spent reading outside of school, students are more successful in school and life. Before you know it, they are establishing a lifelong love of literacy, and building a brighter Florida!

What is Just Take 20?

The Florida Department of Education created the Just Take 20 campaign to provide K-12 Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement reading activities that establish literacy as a lifelong value. Just Take 20 encourages families to seize everyday teachable moments by using 20 minutes a day to integrate reading into their busy lives. Families are invited to create their own custom literacy plans and have fun while learning!

Just Take 20 events will be held across the state, including family workshops, community events, and professional development opportunities to support literacy education among educators and the families they support. Educators are invited to register for the Just Take 20 Back-to-School challenge that launches in August 2015.

Studies Show the Benefits of Reading Every Day.

Why do reading experts recommend students read 20 minutes outside of school hours every day?

  • Every-day reading increases fluency and confidence.
  • Increased time spent reading increases vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
  • Reading outside the classroom helps students experience the world around them and understand how literacy leads to college, career, and beyond.
  • Reading every day helps students form a positive habit, increasing the likelihood they will establish the value of lifelong literacy.

  • Parents are a child’s first and most influential teacher.

  • The love of reading is formed from rich literacy experiences at home.

  • When families are involved, the literacy achievement gap is significantly reduced.

  • A home environment that encourages learning is critical for student achievement.

  • Of all academic subjects, reading is considered the gateway to success!

Plans That Work.
And Work Anywhere,

Improve your child’s family support system by creating a custom, family literacy plan to learn effective at-home reading and writing activities. Better yet—build a plan that works for your family on the go, finding those teachable moments to put the activities into practice in your everyday, busy lives!

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Join in the Fun with Just Take 20 Events

Families and educators are invited to attend Just Take 20 events held across the Sunshine State! We hope to see you there!

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