During in-school literacy consulting, our team develops, refines, and creates a number of resources to support the growth of student-centered literacy practices. While we adapt these, and more, to match the goals and context of each school, here we are sharing some of our more frequently requested resources.
Thanks to our community and a number of educator think tanks that have added to this collection, including Keri C. Orange-Jones, Lois Marshall Barker, Elizabeth Lacy-Schoenberger, Carolyn Hillarious, Vanee Smith-Matsalia, Lisa Brown, Rebecca Marsick, Julia Pledl Fernandez, Michele Fowkes, Brendaly Torres, Elsa Lizette Galindo, Towanda Harris, Jackie Epler, Jamie Utecht and others.
Licensing of These Resources
This resources on this page are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. K-12 schools are permitted to distribute and use these internally. Attribution is required.
For emergent writers, "paper choice" templates can help students practice the skills of writing in fun ways that feel like real books. This set moves from less lines to more lines, allowing for differentiation. It can be used for many types of writing and across content areas. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can model ways to use these templates with students.
This set of informational writing templates provides more options for students writing informational or how-to pieces. The pack moves from less lines to more lines. This pack also offers students choice in text features and layouts, including captions, glossaries, and labeled diagrams. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can model ways to use these templates with students.
The Strong Classrooms Self-Assessment is not a "Teacher Effectiveness" tool... instead, it empowers educators to self-assess their own practice against strategic indicators for the conditions necessarily for highly effective literacy learning.
Additional resources related to the SCSA can be found at this link.