Launching Student Centered Literacy

Focus Area: Student-Centered Literacy

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Launch

Available July 2024


Discourse plays a vital role in literacy development. It is through discourse that we academically engage, instruct, and scaffold literacy. Through discourse, we also develop ownership through socialization, voice, and participation. The academic and student-centeredness of instruction support one another. In this workshop, participants will define student-centered literacy, explore strategies, protocols, and systems to support student discourse and plan to implement discourse in their classroom.


I plan high-quality 3-8 learning experiences that continue to develop students’ ability to elicit meaning from oral and written language by consistently providing all students access to the necessary exposure and practice with language domains* covering grade-level content.


  • 6 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access

Learning Experience

  • Define student-centered literacy
  • Define how student-centered instruction supports the acquisition of language, writing, reading, and speaking.
  • Explore and reflect on the experience of student-centered instruction
  • Explore classroom strategies to immediately begin applying student-centered instruction in an ELA classroom
  • Build a plan to begin implementing student-centered instruction in an ELA lesson.