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.
The Literacy Collaborative blended (face-to-face and webinar) professional development model focuses on building in-district and in-school capacity for improving the literacy achievement of all students. The rigorous curriculum is based on a comprehensive language and literacy framework that includes a wide range of individual, small-group, and large-group reading, writing, and word study instruction guided by ongoing assessment.
Literacy Collaborative Model
Literacy Coach Training
Research and Outcomes
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Melissa Fasten, Project Manager
"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.
If you would like to order one of our Literacy Collaborative publications, download a form and scan/email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 617-349-8490.