We offer a large selection of literacy facts, with focus on the US. Quotes and factoids range from "Why is reading/writing English so hard?" to extensive statistics on the effects of low literacy on a person's professional and personal life.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Writing

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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-04-22.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

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This resource is an external link to a reference guide. It is a collection of literacy facts – sounds in the English language, spellings, studies and facts about education and the work world, etc. etc. The information is useful and interesting and applicable to educators and educational researchers.

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