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Nationally renowned literacy and Reading Recovery conference for PreK-8 educators.
In this 10-day training designed for literacy coaches, instructional leaders, teacher leaders, and administrators, learn how to better understand your role and how to coach teachers at your school.
In this 2-day training, learn how to use Writing Minilessons: Your Every Day Guide for Literacy Teaching by Fountas & Pinnell to provide high quality lessons in management, craft, conventions and writing process.
Over 30 Years of Academic Excellence in Literacy Learning
The Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University has been engaged in thirty years of innovative, research-based, system-wide educational improvement efforts. We are focused on a single mission—to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live a literate life.
Under the leadership of our founder Irene Fountas, we have been working with educators in school systems to improve children’s literacy.
Educational researcher Rachael Gabriel notes that a truly scientific approach to reading would acknowledge that “each student will require different kinds and degrees of support for component skills and the many processes of literacy” (Gabriel, 2021). But how do we uncover the kinds and degrees of support that will be most effective for individual students? Our best shot starts with assessment that is authentic, asset-based, actionable, and anti-racist. Think of these characteristics as a framework, wherein each facet supports the other in the development of responsive teaching.
Create conditions and supports for engaging hearts and minds in ways that build depth of meaning making, compassion, and critical process for all students, including our youngest learners.
Focus on Phonics: Five Tips for a Successful Beginning with Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Lessons
Daily systematic explicit phonics instruction is essential for students to learn how to read effectively. Consider these five pointers for organizing your time and materials from the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems.