Just Take 20
What is Just Take 20?
Just Take 20 (JT20) is a Florida initiative to improve student achievement in reading and literacy by recognizing that literacy begins at home! JT20 gives parents an awareness of their essential role as well as knowledge and skill to deliver daily activities that promote literacy. JT20 provides a knowledge base of age-appropriate activities and habits that will ensure highly skilled readers, motivated to read and write in school, workplace and life.
What do I need to do?
Just take 20 minutes each day to perform one of the simple activities found on the JT20 website. There are numerous activities and strategies to choose from, each designed for a grade level cluster: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12. You have many resources to choose from and you decide which ones are right for you. Just choose the topics that interest you and create a unique family plan of activities to get started. Don’t hesitate to repeat activities that were especially enjoyable. The goal is to develop a love of reading in our youth that leads to lifelong literacy.
Did You Know?
“When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”
Why Family Matters (PDF)