On this page you will find articles and presentations that may be useful as you work with your staff to get Literacy Leads the Way off to a good start. Happy learning!

Literacy Lead the Way Refresher Course
Last year we introduced the Literacy Commitments, but this year we want to focus on teachers having a clear understanding of the Literacy Commitments, as well as possessing the ability to implement the LC’s and Best Practices in their classrooms. The PowerPoint and handouts enable teachers to develop a more concrete definition of the LC’s and how implementation would look like in their content area. Particpants will need the Literacy Commitment flipchart.

Brick and Mortar
Every content area possesses content specific vocabulary and incorporates academic vocabulary into their discipline. The PowerPoint and handouts differentiates between the Tiers of Vocabulary and allows participants to experience the six steps of effective vocabulary instruction. To complete the presentation, participants will need the handbook Remove Limits to Learning with Systematic Vocabulary Instruction by McRel. See Tina Angelo or Paula Pierre regarding the McRel Book.