Reading Language Arts

Welcome to K-12 Language Arts!


The Reading/Language Arts unit provides support for schools and districts to close the achievement gap, and to achieve high standards of excellence in language arts.

Our top priority is to provide our schools and districts with knowledge and resources in the most current practices, trends and guidelines for Reading/Language arts. We provide high-quality technical assistance in the form of face-to-face trainings, blended model workshops, online webinars, on-site district consulting and professional development, and in the compiling and distribution of useful tools and resources.

We are excited to introduce you to the many services we provide to teachers, coaches and administrators.

Increasing student achievement in literacy is what we're all about. Please take a few minutes to explore the many links this site offers.

Hot Topics
Be in the Know - Join Our Listserv!Be in the Know - Join Our Listserv!
Get monthly newsletters and be informed of all the latest Reading/Language Arts news...Read more
Getting Reading Right Consortium 2021-22Getting Reading Right Consortium 2021-22
Ready to supercharge your reading instruction and really get all kids reading? Join our consortium to follow the science and use evidence-based strategies that help mitigate reading issues. We will share data, ideas, and strategies and work as partners in this endeavor....Read more
Overview of Supporting the African American LearnerOverview of Supporting the African American Learner
Overview of Supporting the African American Learner: A Guide for Transforming Beliefs, Systems, and Practices for Black Students. This overview will walk participants through the main sections of the document, drill down on the 4 guiding principles, & assist educators in identifying next steps....Read more
Leading Literacy PodcastLeading Literacy Podcast
We are excited to launch our NEW Leading Literacy podcast! Our first 6 episodes are live and we hope you will have a few minutes to check them out!...Read more
Black History Month and BeyondBlack History Month and Beyond
Black History Month and Beyond: Creating and Inclusive, Culturally Responsive, RLA Classroom....Read more
Representation Matters: Building Positive Self-Images in Young Children through Diverse Books (TK-2)Representation Matters: Building Positive Self-Images in Young Children through Diverse Books (TK-2)
This module provides suggestions of book titles to help you teach in a culturally responsive manner while building positive self-images in young children. Summaries along with questions to help guide a conversation are provided for each book, as well as a follow-up project...Read more
Representation Matters: Using Picture Books to Explore Activism, Black History, and Self-confidenceRepresentation Matters: Using Picture Books to Explore Activism, Black History, and Self-confidence
Learn how to guide the conversation as you explore activism, Black history, and self-confidence using picture books. Provided are summaries, questions, and additional resources to assist teachers with culturally responsive lesson plans. (K-5)...Read more
Using Picture Books for Conversations with Teens on Race and ProtestsUsing Picture Books for Conversations with Teens on Race and Protests
Talking about issues of race and protest can be scary! Check out this complete lesson on how to use picture books to get the conversation going in a safe and respectful environment!...Read more
Intentional Teaching Practices for English Learners in the Integrated Classroom (Online)Intentional Teaching Practices for English Learners in the Integrated Classroom (Online)
Eight, 30-45 minute modules take you through all of the key instructional practices needed to break through the achievement gap of English learners. Work at your own pace, on your own time, or go through modules as a PLC, content department, or staff!...Read more
Get Ready to Read - Quick Tips for ParentsGet Ready to Read - Quick Tips for Parents
This short video provides quick ideas for how parents can help their kids (ages 3 - 6) get ready to read....Read more
Literacy aLive on YouTube!Literacy aLive on YouTube!
We have started our own YouTube Channel! We want to feature YOU in a live video, right from your classroom! If you are interested in being filmed or would like to suggest someone, please review our interest form....Read more
Readers of LA Video ContestReaders of LA Video Contest
Readers of LA Video Contest! Join our Facebook community and enter the video contest showcasing your students telling what they read and why! for contest details......Read more
On-Site Technical Assistance

We provide technical assistance to schools, charters and districts. We have a wide range of tools and topics that can support district administrators, literacy coaches and classroom teachers. From leading classroom walkthroughs to providing follow up professional development in CCSS elements, ELA/ELD Framework support and general literacy issues, we are here to ensure that your literacy needs are addressed. Services are subject to calendar availability, contact us for more information.

For K-12 support, contact Leslie Zoroya

Face-to-Face Trainings
For a complete schedule of professional development offerings Click here.  Select the Reading/Language Arts tab on the left. 
Online Learning

No time for face to face training? Try these convenient options for professional growth: