Language and Literacy Partners (LLP) support teachers and administrators in adopting and refining instructional practices that cultivate young children’s literacy skills.
Our Balanced Literacy Framework is specifically designed to support PreK – 3rd grade teams through an in-depth study of literacy practices that supports:
All services can be offered in-person, online, or as a hybrid delivery format.
Writing in PreK-3rd Grade Classrooms Storytelling, Drawing, and Writing
Online Series through April 2022
This four-part online professional development series includes instructional strategies behind storytelling, drawing and writing. Learn how to guide young children to expand their story ideas from pretend play to paper with writing, drawing and dictation. We explore how drawing, dictation, and storytelling support children’s reading development as well as their understanding of concepts across the curriculum. We model how to use culturally responsive text sets to motivate and guide children’s development as writers.
All services can be offered in-person, online, or as hybrid delivery format.
Leadership and Administrator Support
We will customize a series to fit the needs of your school or district.
Our Prekindergarten and Kindergarten balanced literacy framework is specifically designed to support young children’s growing proficiencies in speaking and listening while immersing them in print-rich encounters with books and opportunities to draw, dictate and represent ideas on paper. Each of the high impact literacy practices in our framework have a long tradition and extensive research base. Each learning lab deepens teachers’ knowledge on the connection between oral language and reading and writing. We will customize a series to fit the needs of your school or district.
See our PreK – Kindergarten Learning Lab offerings for a full list of topics.
Our K-3rd grade balanced literacy framework is specifically designed to support teachers in an in-depth study of high impact literacy practices with a long tradition and strong research base. Late kindergarten and early first grade are times of rapid development as children make significant leaps in reading and writing skills. During this time instruction shifts to allow longer periods of time for print based reading and writing. Each learning lab deepens knowledge about an individual instructional routine and the developmental continuum of reading and writing. We will customize a series to fit the needs of your school or district.
See our Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Learning Lab offerings for a full list of topics.
Responding to Critical Issues
Language and Literacy Partners has developed and designed the following series to respond to current needs of the PreK – 3rd grade landscape. Each series supports teachers and administrators in achieving the goals of the series.
These series can be customized to meet the needs of your school or district as in-person, online or hybrid format.
Since 2002 we have partnered with teachers and administrators to provide professional development learning labs and coaching in Illinois and beyond.
Major funding from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation helped Language and Literacy Partners launch an endowment fund. Additional support for the project is generously provided by the following: