Literacy Voices Roundup – August 22

Word Connect

Here’s a Tetris-like game for vocabulary review. Players even get to choose their own category of words. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the link.

Federal grant to boost after-school programs at 17 high schools

From the North County Times, administrators at 17 high schools in the San Diego area will turn to teenagers for advice this fall in developing after-school programs. High schools from Oceanside to Escondido and Valley Center have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal grant money to enhance their after-school classes.

Students hit the streets
This story from Australia talks about making literacy fun. Thanks to Reading Rocket for the link.