About the Program

Discover Literacy

A few minutes of literacy learning a day contributes to a lifetime of success.

Discover Literacy resources enable educators to implement the five foundational components of literacy into interactive, on-the-go learning experiences using research-based instructional strategies. Flexibly designed for students at all levels, these no-cost resources are easy to use with little-to-no prep required. Through this educational initiative, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Afterschool Association are committed to providing equitable access to literacy education for students from every background—especially those in under-resourced communities.

Big Ideas & Microlearnings

Literacy resources streamlined for flexible learning experiences.

Discovery Literacy resources contain microlearnings, which are small, digestible modules that teachers and parents can complete on their own time. These microlearnings will explore how to best implement instruction grounded in the five big ideas of literacy.

Our Partners

Discovery Education logo

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation logo

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $216 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 15.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides financial support to schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of Dollar General stores and distribution centers.

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National After School Association logo

The National Afterschool Association is the national professional membership association for people who work with and on behalf of youth during out-of-school time. NAA uses its purpose, position, and partnerships to build equity and connections through essential strategic areas to build the skills of afterschool professionals and leaders and to create a strong, valued profession. NAA’s four strategic focus areas—field leadership, professional development,

  • Creating, contributing to, and fostering partnerships that promote professional and program standards.

  • Developing and recognizing afterschool professionals and leaders.

  • Fostering partnerships and policies that support the development of people who work to provide high-quality afterschool opportunities for young people, recognizing and promoting the important contribution of the afterschool profession and its professionals.

NAA membership includes more than 30,000 professionals who reach roughly 600,000 youth through community-based, school-based and private afterschool programs.

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Turnkey Literacy Resources

Educator Resources

For in-person or remote learning.

Educators can find ways to incorporate literacy activations into existing curriculum while deepening their own understanding of literacy skills.

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Timely Microlearnings

A little bit goes a long way.

Educators can upskill their literacy strategies every day with professional learning resources readily available at their fingertips.

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Family Resources

Create connections beyond classrooms.

Caregivers and family members can help students reinforce essential literacy skills using collaborative activities designed for home learning.

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50% of adult Americans cannot read a book written at an eighth-grade level.

—National Institute for Literacy