Literacy Unlocked

FWISD K-12 Literacy - March 2021

Dr. Darnisha Carreathers, Executive Director of K-12 Literacy

I am so proud to serve the students and community of Fort Worth as the Executive Director of Literacy! My 19 years of professional experience includes teacher, assistant principal, academic dean, and principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I received my Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from Texas A & M University-Texarkana and my doctorate of education from Abilene Christian University.

The K-12 Literacy Department is excited to support the district priorities by sharing research on the science of reading and teaching to improve instruction for all students of Fort Worth ISD. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have questions or concerns.

Literacy Instructional Practices are...

Making a Case for the Science of Teaching Reading

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Dr. Timothy Shanahan on Literacy

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. Dr. Shanahan is an internationally recognized professor of urban education and reading researcher who has extensive experience with children in inner-city schools and children with special needs. All posts are reprinted with permission from Shanahan on Literacy.

FWISD Intervention & Acceleration Supports

Professional Development

All English Language Arts professional learning opportunities (synchronous, hybrid, and asynchronous) for grades K-12 are located in STRIVE.
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Directly contact a member of the K-12 Literacy Team