Principles & Target Schools
Guiding Principles & Pillars
Literacy is the gateway to success in life. Literacy begins at birth and continues throughout adulthood. Literacy encompasses all modes of language: reading writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. All six modes will be instrumental in the practices of the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center. Literacy develops through engagement and discussion; that is, meaning is paramount.
Family & Culture
Literacy growth is multi-generational. Literacy development begins in the natural environment of a family unit.
Literacy develops through interactions with parents, care givers, peers, and the culture in general.
Literacy and language are acquired over the course of the life-time. Understanding and recognizing the developmental stages of literacy is key.
Everyone needs literacy support at one time or another throughout her/his literacy encounters in life. All learners are entitled to high-quality literacy experiences in a variety of formats in order to support this process.
Research provides the theoretical foundation for literacy.