As part of the celebration of World Literacy Day Katharina presents several practical ways to help English students develop key literacy skills. Developing reading and writing skills that enable learners to become active and critical readers should be an important part of educational programs for all ages. Reading-based literacy activities can be particularly useful in language learning. Many teachers and parents of young students instinctively develop reading and writing skills before children learn to read. Although these simple questions are a good testing mechanism, they do not help develop reading and writing skills. To improve reading skills, the course includes twelve selected works from the library of the Bug club. Over the years, “it” has studied many different approaches to language learning, including CLIL, thematic methodology, history-based language learning, and literacy. The above activities show that the literacy program develops more than just reading skills. If we want to develop critical reading, we need to integrate critical reading analysis into classroom work through a deeper understanding of reading. In addition, the literacy program works with higher level thinking skills such as analysis, deduction, and synthesis. Catherine Scott is a teacher and materials designer. She has over 20 years of experience writing English textbooks. There is no doubt that students have poor reading and writing skills. This type of literacy activity often involves many questions and discussions with students. The most important skill of literacy is the awareness of whether the text is true or not. A literacy program can also develop writing skills.