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We understand the importance of reading as a foundation for success in school and beyond, and we believe that by partnering with other stakeholders and encouraging oral language development among families, we can make a significant impact on children's literacy outcomes.

In this newsletter, you will find a selection of carefully chosen articles and resources on the importance of early literacy, strategies for promoting oral language development, and ideas for collaborating with families and community partners to support reading skills. We hope you find these resources helpful and look forward to supporting your efforts to promote literacy in your school district.

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Melissa Hostetter

Hello! I am Melissa Hostetter, M.Ed. I am an elementary teacher, certified dyslexia practitioner and literacy advocate in Springfield, Illinois.