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 summarizes the nine recommendations listed in the Lead for Literacy Center’s Leading for Pandemic Recovery Brief: Strategies to Support Accelerated Reading.

Videos & Webinars

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

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In this Explore the Elements video, we focus primarily on the formal types of data that are commonly collected in schools and the importance of collecting and using data to make instructional changes that support students’ literacy acquisition.

Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE)

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE) has organized information and resources about three main components of the elementary literacy block: Foundational Skills, Engaging with Complex Text, and Writing.

Instruction and Intervention
The Reading League

The Curriculum Evaluation Guidelines are designed to highlight any non-aligned practices, or “red flags,” that may be present in the areas of word recognition, language comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and assessment.

National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

NCII offers several tools to assess and support fidelity of DBI implementation at the school, interventionist, and student levels.

Administration, Organization, and Communication

News & Events

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

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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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