Focus on Florida ELA:
Ideas & Resources for Teachers

Welcome Florida literacy educators! We’d like to begin with two simple words, “Thank you.” You help kids get excited about reading and writing! You’re the inspiration, the coach, the skilled guide, helping young people find their voices, use their talents, and see themselves as readers and writers. Yes, you carry a lot of the load, but you’re not alone. This web site is dedicated to you. Over the next months we’ll share insightful teaching videos and tips from literacy experts, authors, and teachers, including Freddy Hiebert, Ernest Morrell, and P. David Pearson. We’ll provide literacy resources you can use in your classroom right away. We hope you’ll bookmark this page and return often for literacy updates and inspiration.




“Students’ comprehension grows when we provide explicit reading strategy instruction that includes describing the strategy, modeling it in action, and inviting students to engage in collaborative and guided practice, and finally independent use.”
Judy Wallis, ED.D.


Hear from Florida Literacy Authors and Experts

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Freddy Hiebert -  Comprehension, Close Reading & Assessment

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Ernest Morrell - Assessment that Matters


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