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Whether in the classroom, at home, or in other remote learning situations, literacy remains a key component of education. These resources gather practical tips for evidence-based literacy instruction and strategies for accessing additional sources of support and information.  

Literacy Leads, Content Follows, Students Thrive - Advice for Grades 4-8 Literacy Leaders in Disrupted Environments
Type: Resource
Literacy Leads, Content Follows, Students Thrive provides advice for grades 4-8 literacy leaders in grades 4-8 in disrupted environments. The guide provides guidance to help teachers adapt to working in multiple modes with increased flexibility and inventiveness while focusing instruction on the essential literacy skills needed to learn subject area content. Resources with evidence-based practices are linked throughout the document, providing “one stop” access to seminal documents.
Literacy Leads, Setting Follows – Advice for Grades 1-3 Literacy Leaders in Disrupted Environments
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
This guide is the first in a series of online multimedia resources that provide advice for literacy leadership teams. In addition to information about instructional priorities, the guide includes suggestions for planning efficient use of instructional time, relieving the burden on teachers, centralizing support for parents and engaging community resources. Links to evidence-based resources are provided throughout the text.
Comprehensive Centers' Support for Implementing Literacy Programs
Resource Type: Webinar
Troubling results of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) should trigger action on the part of state-level policymakers. This virtual conference from the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) featured presenters from the Comprehensive Center Network who discussed several validated steps states can take in prekindergarten through grade 3 to ensure reading success. The program included several implementation questions for states to consider for their work, examples of state initiatives to improve literacy outcomes, and additional resources forthcoming from the CCNetwork.
Resources to Support Educators in the Georgia Dyslexia Pilot Program: Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction and Dyslexia
Resource Type: Bibliography
This Rapid Response document developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) for the Region 6 Comprehensive Center contains a list of information sources and training opportunities for teachers to learn about dyslexia in general and within specific characteristics. These include dyslexia characteristics and instructional strategies to help students with dyslexia, and evidence-based literacy instruction, also known as “the science of reading” and “scientifically-based reading instruction.”
State Policy Considerations for 3rd Grade Literacy: Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
This brief summarizes information on comprehensive state policies and practices in meeting expectations/mandates for 3rd grade literacy in Indiana.
Evidence-based Literacy Instruction within Remote and Blended/Hybrid Learning Environments
Resource Type: Video
This professional development package shares information from an expert roundtable event held at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. The event showcased evidence-based guidance to state policymakers and educators about remote and hybrid learning in literacy. The package includes short videos, researchers’ answers to question posed by participants, and links to training resources.