Is it just a box? What is it? It’s not just a box – it is the latest development at the Calgary Reads office is the Literacy-in-a-Box. This innovative treasure chest of resources was developed by Calgary Reads to help educators promote family literacy in fun, engaging and effective ways. Research shows that one of the best ways to support the development of literacy skills is through family approaches. Schools are a key partner in this work, but how many busy educators have time to plan quality programs and events? That’s where Literacy-in-a-Box comes in. Inside the box are three fully planned family literacy events including: invitations, agendas, handouts, electronic presentations, speaker notes, supply lists and to-do lists. As well there are guides for forming a literacy action team, family engagement resources and family literacy resources. We’ve collected some of the best tools and strategies in this box and we are offering seminars showing the inspiring resources ready for implementation. Check out our calendar for details of the next seminar.