Literacy Unlocked

FWISD K-12 Literacy - April 2021

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The Current State of Reading

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Dr. Louisa Moats

Many young readers are puzzled by the rules and exceptions of spelling. Did you know that research shows that learning to spell and learning to read rely on much of the same underlying knowledge? Click here for more information.

Dr. Natalie Wexler

Listen as Natalie Wexler explains how teaching social studies and science builds student knowledge necessary to build their reading comprehension. Click here for video.

Curriculum Corner


Remote Writing Instruction in the Elementary Grades

Whether you are teaching 100 percent remotely, teaching in a hybrid setting, or teaching in a socially-distanced classroom, we must select texts that support the lesson’s instructional goals; are appropriate for the students’ reading levels, interests, and abilities; and provide exemplary models of what students will write.


Older Struggling Readers

Learning to read not only plays a critical role in students’ success in school, but in life beyond. So why do we find teachers so often give up on directly addressing the reading needs of older struggling readers and focus instead solely on providing accommodations?

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.
Contact Us

Directly contact a member of the K-12 Literacy Team