Welcome!

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Hello! We're so excited you've come to read with us!

We will be posting four videos each week for an exciting and fun book. Our super teacher will take you to another world as you learn awesome new words and meet amazing characters.

Each week will also follow a skill related to resiliency, or the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens. The weekly themes are:

  1. Flexible, adaptable
  2. Self-aware, self-advocacy
  3. Collaborative
  4. Learn from circumstances
  5. Optimistic
  6. Perserverance
  7. Creative

Check out this week's featured book:

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Are you or your student using Literacy Mid-South resources this summer? Please take some take to fill out this weekly checklist to let us know! Each week, you can earn one raffle ticket by filling out the form. We will draw three winners each week to win a $25 Kroger gift card.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail out Community Resources Manager, John Blount, at jblount [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org.

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What if I missed a week or day? Is it okay if I don't watch them in order?

You can watch any of the videos whenever works best for you! It is best to watch them in daily order (day one, day two), but you can rewatch any past week when you join us. You can even watch more than one a day! The only thing you can't go back to is the IRA Live! Session that goes with the book of the week.

  • Who are the super teachers?

Our super teachers are amazing educators currently teaching in elementary schools around the City of Memphis. They might even be your teacher! These super teachers have helped Literacy Mid-South for years. We are so excited to have them helping us this summer, too.

  • What are IRA Live! Sessions?

If you see references to IRA Live! sessions, please understand that these events were live, virtual sessions that took place in 2020 to discuss the weekly featured book. We do not plan to continue the IRA Live! series into 2021.

(If you have problems accessing the content or have other questions, please e-mail John Blount at jblount [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org.)

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale