Literacy Unlocked

FWISD K-12 Literacy - May 2021

"Why I Read..."

Kids Tell Us: "Why I Read"

The Current State of Reading

Curriculum Corner


The FWISD Literacy Framework is grounded in research and the science of teaching reading and writing with students at the core of our foundational literacy work.

Elementary (K-5)

Phonemic Awareness and Phonological Awareness

While both phonemic awareness and phonics are essential to reading, these two terms are often confused or used interchangeably. It is important to understand that they are not the same thing, however, they do enjoy a reciprocal relationship. We do not need to wait for phonemic awareness to be fully developed before beginning phonics instruction. Instead, educators should help students understand the connection between phonemic awareness and phonics.

Middle School (6-8)

Critical Literacy as Comprehension: Expanding Reader Response

Critical literacy helps teachers and students expand their reasoning, seek out multiple perspectives, and become active thinkers. This article examines four principles of critical literacy, including environments that promote critical literacy, the role of the teacher, and a variety of ideas to promote critical literacy in the classroom.

High School (9-12)

How High School Teachers Can Support Students with Reading Difficulties

Although it is critical that students with reading difficulties receive appropriate interventions outside of the content to improve their reading achievement, embedding disciplinary literacy within the content may help teachers address the diverse needs of students and stay focused on the important content they are teaching.

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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