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    Empowering Educators and Students in Massachusetts Through Evidence-Based Early Literacy

    Being able to read, write, and speak are essential for full participation in our society. Literacy affords access to ideas, opportunities, and so much more. But in the Massachusetts school system today, many children do not receive the instruction and support they need to develop a strong foundation for literacy in grades preK–3.

    Mass Literacy is a statewide effort to empower educators with the evidence-based practices for literacy that all students need. Evidence-based instruction, provided within schools and classrooms that are culturally responsive and sustaining, will put our youngest students on a path toward literacy for life. Click the links below to learn more about evidence-based practices and resources that are ready for use in preK–3 classrooms.

    Mass Literacy Guide

    Pathway to Equity in Early Literacy

    Pathway to Equity in Early Literacy
    "Evidence-based instruction and culturally responsive practice are both essential to harness, support, and cultivate the talents and knowledge of all our students."

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    Last Updated: April 4, 2022

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