Reading - Mission: Literacy

[Ecclesiates 12:10-14 NLT] 10 The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly. 11 The words of the wise are like cattle prods--painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep. 12 But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out. 13 Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone's duty. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.

Mission: Literacy is a multi-cultural, scripture-based literacy curriculum that has been developed by the American Bible Society in conjunction with the Bank Street College of Education. The program has been designed to equip children and adults with necessary literacy tools as well as character-building scriptures for daily living. Its target audience is individuals struggling at a first through third grade reading level. It is implemented in the economically and academically at-risk communities in which The Salvation Army serves.

To ensure Biblical accuracy and richness, all materials have been vetted by the American Bible Society’s NIDA Institute for Biblical Scholarship. Each lesson contains background information on the bible story featured as well as a list of commonly questions asked.