Topics in this section Literacy Teaching Toolkit Practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in literacy Teaching resources Get materials to teach literacy and English in the classroom Assessment The Insight platform, state and national literacy tests For Koorie students Teaching materials and guides to help with literacy and English for Koorie students. Get parents involved with literacy Activities to get parents engaged in in their child's literacy and English skills. Professional development Training and development to help you build English and literacy practice. Literacy and numeracy strategy How we will improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for students, and resources for teachers in the classroom. Literacy portal A collection of the latest literacy resources for teachers English as an additional language (EAL) Support for students learning English as a second or additional language Learning difficulties and dyslexia Guidance to meet the unique needs of students with learning difficulties and dyslexia Literacy in the Education State Little readers win Premiers’ Reading Challenge Starfish Early Learning Centre in Blackburn South and Marie Williams Kindergarten in Kilmore won the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Early Years competition. Parent power: learning with the whole familyParents Victoria brings parents together to talk about literacy and numeracy.Lilydale Heights Secondary College finds time to read and achieveA reading program at Lilydale Heights Secondary College is increasing literacy learning and harmony in the classroom.Introducing young kids to the magic of readingWhen introducing young children to the joy of reading, author and father Adrian Beck spreads the magic of books both at home and at work.Footy lovers – there’s a book for you Watch, play and read AFL - local children’s author Michael Wagner talks sports in books.Girls take up the Premiers' Reading ChallengeFor 13-year-old Elissa-Kate, who reads up to three books a day, reading offers fun new adventures – on and off the page.EdConnect brings more students and mentors togetherA volunteer mentor program is giving retirees and disadvantaged students a new lease on life, and it’s set to grow across Victoria.Start the school year with a reading routine Making time to read regularly with your children is an important part of literacy development, according to the State Library of Victoria.