Literacy Unlocked

FWISD K-12 Literacy - June 2021

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The Current State of Reading

CLICK HERE: Struggling Readers & Outcomes Analysis

The results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress align with what research has shown about how skilled reading works. Children must be able to decipher the words on the page, and make meaning of the words they read.

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Building Teacher Knowledge & Capacity

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Professional Learning Path (2021-2022)

How Effective School Leadership Drives Literacy Improvement

Please review the list of ELAR courses below and think about how these align to your campus literacy needs, teacher goal-setting, and student achievement goals. This past year the Literacy Department had over 75 offerings in Strive (synchronous, hybrid, and asynchronous), and we are looking forward to launching these NEW sessions soon!

  • Literacy Essentials Handbook (K-12)
  • Literacy Unlocked (K-12)
  • Pearson (K-8)
  • McGraw Hill (9-12)
  • Lexia Core 5 (K-5)
  • Neuhaus (K-5)
  • Lexia Power Up (6-8)
  • Structured Literacy (6-8)
  • Reading I, II/ThinkCERCA (9-10)
  • Fundamental Four (K-12)
  • Writing Essentials (K-12)
  • AP Literature and Composition (9-12)
  • AP Language and Composition (9-12)

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.

20 Ways to Bring More Equity to Your Literacy Instruction

Many educators are thinking deeply how to best identify and meet the literacy needs of diverse students—one of the most complex aspects of teaching. Of course, there isn’t one magic solution for bringing more equity to your literacy instruction, but small changes can be impactful. Click here for full article and check out the NEA List of Books by Theme.

Elementary (K-5)

Teaching Elementary Students to Be Effective Writers

The recommendations in this article cover teaching the writing process, teaching fundamental writing skills, encouraging students to develop essential writing knowledge, and developing a supportive writing environment. All of these practices are aimed at achieving a single goal: enabling students to use writing flexibly and effectively to help them learn and communicate their ideas.

Middle School (6-8)

Writing Instruction For Students in the Middle Grades

This abstract presents the research on effective writing instruction and recommends ways to integrate that research with findings from research on struggling writers. Also highlighted is research on effective teaching practices that will help teachers design writing instruction that addresses the needs of a diverse student population.

High School (9-12)

Why Research Papers are Necessary

To properly prepare all students for success in college, career, and community leadership students must have the opportunity to learn and practice the complex reading, research, thinking, and writing skills they will need. The research process can be overwhelming, but teachers as coaches can make students feel comfortable believing their voice and work are important.

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