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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Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses key skills for literacy learning in young learners and resources to support implementation of evidence-based literacy practices.

Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

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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
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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
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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

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03/02/2021 - 11:41am

Register for the sixth installment of the Lead for Literacy NAESP webinar series, where we will focus on promoting children’s language and meaning-level literacy skills in early elementary school.

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03/02/2021 - 11:33am
Register for the fifth installment of the Lead for Literacy NAESP webinar series, where we will focus on instructional evidence-based practices aimed at promoting children’s decoding and word reading.
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01/20/2021 - 11:24am
Learn about our recent work with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

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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