Just Take 20: An Exciting New Literacy and Family Engagement Campaign

In an effort to promote reading and everyday literacy in the real-world, the Florida Department of Education is excited to announce the launching of the Just Take 20 literacy campaign.

o Just Take 20 will provide Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement reading activities they can do with their children to add 20 minutes of reading to their day.

o The centerpiece of the Just Take 20 program is our custom web application, www.JustTake20.org.

o The website is accessible from a family’s computer, tablet, or smart phone and allows families the opportunity to create a customizable literacy plan tailored to their child’s grade level and needs.

o Each family can build its own family profile, score points, and earn badges while having fun with various reading and writing activities.  Each activity includes tips for struggling readers and is provided in English, Spanish, and Creole.

o The campaign also includes a portal for educators to download materials that will engage students and their families in literacy learning.

o The Just Take 20 campaign is available free to all Florida families and K-12 public schools. We hope you will visit www.JustTake20.org.