Early Literacy

Supporting Early Literacy, Vol. I, Issue 2

Reading education resources from the nation's Public Broadcasting System

What is Phonological Awareness?

What Is Phonological Awareness?

Bulloch County Community Literacy Partner Spotlight

A highlight about a community partner whose work helps improve literacy in Bulloch County.

Altrusa International of Statesboro

Altrusa International is a non-profit civic organization with local chapters across the world, including in Statesboro, GA. Its members seek to make their communities better through leadership, partnership, and service.


Statesboro's Altrusa chapter makes its impact with a variety of service, literacy, fundraising and international projects each year. Their literacy efforts benefit Bulloch County Schools' students and families. The chapter has donated nearly 40,000 free books through classroom donations and by placing books in the free meal packs that Bulloch County Schools' most at risk elementary students receive each weekend through the Backpack Buddies program. If you are interested in becoming an Altrusa member or want to partner with the club's community efforts, contact the club president.

Get Georgia Reading

Get Georgia Reading is a statewide public-private partnership that seeks to bring awareness and resources to Georgians to address the problem of illiteracy in our state's young children. In Georgia, two-thirds of third-grade children are unable to read on grade level. This is due to the growing number of children who lack basic early literacy skills when they enter Pre-K and Kindergarten, a foundation that must be built between birth and five years old to help ensure children learn to read well and meet grade-level milestones. Only 49.8 percent of Bulloch County Schools' third-grade students and 69.6 percent of its eighth-grade students can read on grade level. Get reading in our community to ensure our children are on track to achieve grade-level literacy.

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Free books for children ages 0-5


Free books help build a library right in a child's home. These are resources to access books for your home or one you know:

Bulloch County Schools

Bulloch County Schools is an internationally accredited public school district in Georgia that serves nearly 11,000 children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Early literacy and grade-level reading are major strategic initiatives of the school district, and it seeks to engage parents, the community, and community partners to effect change and improvement.