Focus on NORTH CAROLINA Literacy:
Ideas & Resources for Teachers

Welcome North Carolina 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.


myView Literacy K-5

ReadyGEN K-6

myPerspectives 6-12


Words Their Way Classroom K-5

Reading Spot K-12 Digital Library




“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 our 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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