Our vision is to develop competent and self-motivated learners who are fluent readers, creative writers, and critical thinkers who are equipped with the tools needed to compete in the 21st century.
Our mission is to provide a quality education for all students by providing educators with high quality, standards-driven professional development opportunities needed to engage students in challenging and rigorous literacy instruction.
Foundational Literacy Resources
Reading Rocket–The library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Each strategy in the library includes instructions on how to use the strategy, downloadable templates, examples, recommended children’s books to use with the strategy, differentiation for second language learners, and more.
TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement-TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement is an open-source resource that can be used to help support students’ foundational literacy skills acquisition.
TDOE PBS Learning Media-TDOE PBS Learning Media provides video examples of foundational skills instruction by grade band.
Commonlit-Commonlit has a collection of reading passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12.
Middle and High School Resources
Learn Zillion-Learn Zillion provides Interactive WriteAlong videos for targeted writing and grammar interventions, as well as other short (3-10 minute) videos intended for teacher and student use focused on targeted concepts and skills. Organized by topic.
My English Grammar-My English Grammar provides grammar exercises.
Reading and Writing Haven-Reading and Writing Haven provides vocabulary based activities for the High School classroom.
ACT.org-ACT.org helps with knowledge of language standards and conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and punctuation.
Adlit.org– Adlit.org helps with improving literacy instruction in the classroom.
TESOL– This TESOL blog provides 15 Free Resources for Teaching High Frequency Vocabulary (TESOL)