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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.
The Mass Literacy Team is currently working on updating our resources for supporting early literacy instruction for English and Multilingual Learners. We welcome your suggestions and greatly appreciate your feedback. Please do so via the Mass Literacy Contact Us Box by April 16th. Thank you!
Components of the Core Literacy Block
Skills for Early Reading
Students Experiencing Reading Difficulties
Leading a Multi-tiered System of Support
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 7, 2021
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