Discover New Ways to Teach Literacy Essentials
Create everyday connections to the five foundational keys of literacy with on-the-go microlearnings and flexible instructional supports. Whether you work in a classroom or after school program, these hands-on resources provide an explicit, systematic approach to instruction and opportunities to practice applying new skills.
Build a Foundation
Watch the video at the beginning of each section to learn about one of the five basic skills of literacy.
Expand Your Knowledge
Click on "Launch Microlearning Module" and complete the 6-8 minute, self-paces microlearn. Each one provides you with new strategies and activities ready to use with students as soon as today.
Print Your Certificate
Upon completion of each microlearn you'll be issued a certificate as evidence of your learning. There are 15 certificates in all!
Make a Difference
Whether you're a classroom teacher, parent, or work with students in an afterschool program, these bite sized activities and quick professional learnings are sure to sharpen your literacy skills for teaching students to become confident readers.
Explore the power that students have to engage in meaningful interactions by learning to identify and manipulate the individual sound units within spoken words.
What is Phonological Awareness?
Explore how sounds are used to form the building blocks of words by learning about phonological awareness.
Strengthen students’ understanding of the relationship between the sound of a word or letter and its literal meaning with these phonemics-focused resources.
What is Phonics?
Discover methods to help learners build a strong foundation in reading by understanding the relationship between sounds and letters.
Enhance the comfort students feel using language by honing their ability to read quickly, accurately, and with proper pronunciation.
What is Fluency?
Find out what essential skills are needed to improve reading speed, accuracy, and expressive delivery for a more engaging and proficient reading experience.
Teach students how to develop a versatile vocabulary with resources that bring words to life through visual and interactive learning.
What is Vocabulary?
Explore the crucial role of vocabulary in literacy instruction, highlighting how it shapes our ability to comprehend and use language effectively.
Reinforce the foundation of knowledge that students use to interpret language with resources that break down the basics of reading comprehension.
What is Reading Comprehension?
Take a closer look at the way our mind extracts meaning from text and retains the content more efficiently.
Some 34% of students are below basic reading level in the fourth grade.
—U.S. National Center for Education Statistics