Comprehensive and Responsive Literacy
A well‑designed literacy framework positions students as participants in active thinking, engaging conversations, and authentic reﬂections about texts that are purposefully chosen to meet the variety of needs and interests of students.
The foundation of these experiences begins with high-quality children’s literature and a systematic way to use the literature, which includes whole-group, small-group, and individual reading and writing contexts.
A cornerstone of our project is dynamic, long-term professional development. We train school-based literacy coaches in research-based methods and provide them with ongoing professional development as they continually implement these approaches in their own classrooms, and we support them as they provide on-site training for the teachers in their schools.
Implementing quality, comprehensive literacy instruction is not just the responsibility of classroom teachers. The role of the administrator of a school is vital. A positive, supportive partnership across the staff led by the building administrator can create a collaborative school culture that expects, supports, and celebrates learning—not only for the students, but for every educator in the building as well.
In addition to literacy coach training, we also offer a range of academies, institutes and workshops for classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, and school literacy teams. We are eager to work with individual districts and schools to create learning pathways that meet specific needs.