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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In this overview video, we introduce the five elements of the framework and explore how these elements can help elementary school leaders.

Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

What Works Clearinghouse

Resources by the WWC that are specifically related to ways to implement the recommendations from their practice guides for distance, remote, or hybrid learning.

Professional Development and Job-Embedded Collaborative Learning
Lead for Literacy

This document provides “Leading Lessons” for school leaders. It discusses the Lead for Literacy Center’s framework and the role of instruction to support student word recognition and language comprehension. Resources for professional learning, the observation of literacy instruction, and use of guiding questions to support school teams is also provided.

Instruction and Intervention
National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

This module introduces the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity and describes how it supports the DBI process by providing explicit guidance on how to select and evaluate validated reading intervention programs to best meet students' needs.

News & Events

01/16/2021 - 12:00pm

Register for the forth installment of the Lead for Literacy NAESP webinar series, as we discuss types of progress monitoring data that inform reading instruction and review the quality indicators of useful data and assessments.

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12/07/2020 - 11:11am
We have new briefs and videos that can be applied to your school or district.
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.

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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