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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


Chapter 1: Overview of Literacy

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to
  • Define literacy and its four components.
  • Describe the benefits of literacy to students and families.
  • Explain how literacy initiatives support 21st CCLC program goals.

Chapter 2: Planning for an Impactful Experience

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to
  • Identify the steps for planning, designing and implementing literacy activities.
  • Describe components of each step.
  • Explain how to analyze student data to support intentional development of literacy skills.

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