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 provides 3 tips for making evidence-based literacy instruction a schoolwide priority.

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.

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.

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

This document distills the latest research findings into 10 easy-to-follow recommendations that states, school districts, and schools can use to improve instruction in vocabulary.

Instruction and Intervention

News & Events

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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10/12/2020 - 3:35pm
Watch this recorded session, sponsored in partnership by NAESP, in which presenters from the Lead for Literacy Center demonstrate how an action planning tool can be used by school leaders.
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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.

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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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