Lead for Literacy Framework

A guide for improving teacher implementation of evidence-based literacy practices within an effective, schoolwide multi-tiered system of support.

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Literacy Leadership Briefs

Research briefs, infographics, and guides with essential information that can be applied to your school or district.

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This infographic introduces the continuous improvement model.

Videos & Webinars

Webinars and videos about evidence-based literacy practices that support school & district leaders.

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Watch this recorded session from the 2021 OSEP Leadership & Project Directors' Conference, where Lead for Literacy joins forces with the Ohio Department of Education to explore how they are using the L4L’s framework to strengthen schoolwide reading systems.

Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.


People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Office of Special Education Programs

This Dear Colleague Letter clarifies IDEA requirements regarding Braille, and identifies potentially useful instructional resources such as National Instructional Materials Access Center and Bookshare.


This infographic helps help state education agencies, local education agencies, and early childhood center leaders implement evidence-based emergent literacy instruction.

News & Events

Lead for Literacy
01/20/2021 - 11:24am
Learn about our recent work with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
11/23/2020 - 3:10pm

Read this Leading Lessons article written by Lead for Literacy staff for the National Association for Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) Principal magazine.

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03/16/2020 - 10:49am
We've gathered some resources and activities to share with families in your schools and districts.

About Us

The Lead for Literacy Center is a partnership among literacy experts, education leaders, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education.

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