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Literacy Collaborative

Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive school improvement model based on the extensive work of literacy experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. The Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative is a training site for the Literacy Collaborative model.

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Melissa Fasten, Project Manager

Phone: 617.349.8798


Elevating Teacher Expertise

  "Though we have seen a variety of approaches to instruction and arguments about content over the years, the key role of teacher expertise in schools must be at the forefront of systemic change if we are serious about educating every child." -Irene Fountas, Author, Professor, and Director of the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

Read what administrators in the Sandwich Public Schools on Cape Cod have to say about teacher expertise in their district gained through their work with the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

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Literacy Collaborative Publications

If you would like to order one of our Literacy Collaborative publications, download a form and scan/email it to or fax it to 617-349-8490.

Literacy Collaborative in the News

  • Literacy Collaborative in Dalton Public Schools 2012-2013 Executive Summary Year 9 
  • Literacy Collaborative featured as a successful school improvement model in EdWeek article, "Turning Teachers into Coaches" (Feb. 29, 2012).
  • The Brookwood Elementary School in Dalton, Ga., a fully implemented Literacy Collaborative school for more than six years, has for the second time been named a "Highest Performing School". It ranks among the 5% of the state's Title I schools with the highest performance over three years for the "all students" group. This recognition follows a 2012 "Rewards School" designation, achieved by both Brookwood and another Dalton school implementing the Literacy Collaborative model, the Westwood. Westwood's principal Angela Garrett attributed their success to "the district's use of a literacy framework for building children's confidence in reading."