GA Literacy Resources

Presented by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, Words2Reading promotes language and literacy development through quick access to easy-to-use resources for families, caregivers, and teachers.

 

Augusta University Literacy Center
The AU Literacy Center serves all ages, pre-kindergarten through adults. Learners of all ages often start their tutoring sessions with reading abilities below grade level. Through intensive tutoring sessions they improve their grades, raise their test scores, learn productive study skills, build their academic self-confidence, and develop a heartfelt enthusiasm for learning.

Books for Keeps
Books for Keeps is a non-profit organization formed by University of Georgia alumni focused on helping younger students in the Athens-Clarke County Public School System.

Catholic Charities Atlanta
Catholic Charities provides English Language instruction classes at multiple locations throughout Atlanta. Our ESL and citizenship classes provide a key component for integrating into American society for both immigrants who have recently arrived and those who have been in this country for several years.

Certified Literate Community Program
67 Georgia Certified Literate Community Programs across the state. Click here for a downloadable file of all program locations. The Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) promotes literacy in Georgia by involving the whole community. The CLCP is a partnership between the public sector (education and government) and the private sector (business and enterprise). This dynamic partnership results in improved literacy levels for children, families, and workers in the entire community. By making literacy a community-wide commitment, a diversity of key resources can then be realized to promote and support literacy training. Additional information on the Certified Literate Community Program can be found at www.tcsg.edu.

Comprehensive Reading Solutions
Resource site funded through the Striving Readers Initiative.

Cox Campus
The Cox Campus is a free online learning platform with the singular goal of eradicating illiteracy. Originally for educators, the Cox Campus is a virtual community for all of us committed to changing children’s futures.

Family-School Partnership Program
The Family-School Partnership​ Program believes that parents, schools, families, and communities working together can create meaningful partnerships that ultimately lead to significant gains across the board in student achievement.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Ferst Readers
Ferst Readers mission is strengthening communities by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development.

GA Department of Education
GaDOE’s resource listings for local and national literacy resources and online books for the K-12 student.

GA Department of Education – Milestones Study Guide – 9th Grade Literacy
Georgia Milestones Assessment System – Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents – Ninth Grade Literature and Composition

GA Department of Education – Milestones Study Guide – American Literature and Composition
Georgia Milestones Assessment System – Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents – American Literature and Composition

Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy
The Alliance for Literacy is the umbrella agency for all literacy concerns in the Gainesville community. The Alliance serves as the advisory board for the Adult Learning Center, whose fiscal agent is Lanier Technical College. ​​The Center also provides free adult literacy instruction as well as English as a Second Language classes for all interested community members.

Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy is on a mission to improve the early language and literacy skills of Georgia’s children by providing research-based professional development for organizations working with children from birth through age eight.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning presents tips for creating a writing center, creating a story station, finding books and information related to reading and language development and activities for reading readiness.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) – Communication, Language, and Literacy (CCL)
The GELDS promote quality learning experiences for children and address the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?” They are a set of appropriate, attainable standards that are flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Service (GLASS)
425,000+ digital books from Bookshare for individuals who have blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or other complications with reading.

Georgia Public Library Service
Georgia Public Library Service empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians.

Georgia Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant
The purpose of the SRCL Program is to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12 including pre-literacy skills, reading and writing, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities.

Get Georgia Reading
Get Georgia Reading is a collaboration of more than 100 public and private partners that are finding new ways of working together across Georgia, across sectors, across agencies and organizations, and across the early years and early grades, using data to inform decision making.

Governor’s School Leadership Academy
The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. The GLSA targets four levels of educational practice in order to significantly impact educators in all phases of their careers – from induction to school and district leadership.

GPB Kids
GPB Kids is an online resource featuring the best of PBS Kids shows and programs for parents and caregivers 24 hours a day!

Laurens County Schools – Parent Literacy Resources
Located in Dublin, GA, Laurens County Schools are student-centered communities of learners that challenge students to become independent critical thinkers, problem solvers, and contributing citizens. Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships… Every teacher, Every student, Every day.

Literacy Action
Literacy Action is committed to helping adult learners overcome the barriers that may prevent them from achieving their goals.

Literacy Alliance
The Literacy Alliance is a non-profit organization based out of Columbus, GA. Our programs reach a wide variety of people, but they are all focused on one message: increasing literacy levels.

Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) Grant
Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4) is the state’s framework for action around improving student outcomes for reading. Created by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4) plan will ensure that all children are on the path to reading proficiently by 3rd grade and beyond.

Literacy to Legacy
Positive life changes are encouraged and attained through structured programs that focus on education, employment, and life management. Youth literacy programs are just one service category offered by the organization.

Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership – Early Learning Initiatives
The NGHP early learning initiatives remain a collaborative community effort. The R2L offices are located on the Dalton State campus with supervision and oversight provided by the NGHP, with continual community support which remains at the heart of the initiative’s success.

Reach Out and Read Georgia
Reach Out and Read Georgia gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

RESA Growing Readers Initiative
Growing Readers is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The program aims to provide consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade.

RISE Summer Program – Gainesville, Georgia
Sponsored by Gainesville Housing Authority, in partnership with Brenau University and United Way, the RISE Summer Program is a 6-week curriculum-based summer program, to address summer learning loss, for rising 1st-7th graders.

RISE Summer Program – Teen Assistant Teacher Program
Gainesville Housing Authority’s teenage residents, 16-18 years old, are invited to apply for paid summer jobs as assistant teachers. The job lasts for 6 weeks and assistant teachers are expected to be at RISE 5 days a week, 8:30am-2:30pm.

Rollins Center for Language and Literacy, and the Cox Campus
The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy is a professional development program that partners with over 100 public and private organizations to bring the Atlanta Speech School’s expertise in language and literacy to teachers across our city, state and nation. Rollins applies the philosophies and practices of the Atlanta Speech School and amplifies them outward through the Cox Campus – a free, universally-accessible online resource and community for educators, healthcare agencies, families and child-facing professionals.

Southern Regional Education Board
SREB offers insight into Georgia’s High School Graduation and Postsecondary Readiness

Talk With Me Baby
Talk With Me Baby™ is a collaboration of six leadership organizations, all working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day, in an effort to close the word gap.

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is working to advance lasting solutions that expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia. Our aim is to inspire informed debate and decision-making, advancing our vision of a state in which economic opportunity and well-being are widely shared among all Georgians.

 

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement
As the state’s P-20 education agency, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) strives to increase student achievement, school completion, and life opportunities for all Georgia students.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides policy support to the Governor and ultimately the citizens of Georgia through:

  • Communicating meaningful education data to stakeholders;
  • Providing research support and data analysis on various education programs in Georgia to inform the Governor’s policy, budget, and legislative efforts;
  • Auditing education programs to ensure fidelity at the district and school-level to performance and accountability requirements; and
  • Identifying, supporting, and sustaining educational innovations that align with the Governor’s education priorities.

While GOSA’s direct affiliation remains with the Governor’s Office, it also collaborates closely with all of Georgia’s education agencies, including the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the University System of Georgia (USG), the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).