The Literacy Collaborative framework for literacy lessons consists of a number of elements that provide many opportunities for reading and writing

Student working with teacher
Talking about texts

These opportunities include reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers provide direct, research based instruction to guide students in acquiring strategies for maintaining fluency, text comprehension, and vocabulary development. Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction are provided as students engage in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Instruction moves from demonstration and explicit teaching to guided practice and then to independent problem solving.


The Literacy Collaborative framework incorporates all of the elements of effective schools to support improved literacy instruction and student achievement through:

  • Providing a research-based instructional model that is language-based, student-centered, process-oriented, and outcome-based;
  • Creating in-school and in-district leadership through the training and support of school-based literacy leadership teams, administrators, and literacy coaches;
  • Establishing long-term site-based development for every member of the school’s literacy faculty; and
  • Helping schools monitor the progress of every student through systematized assessment, data collection, and analysis.