George Lucas Educational Foundation

Literacy

Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.

  • Literacy
    Poems can be a valuable companion to nonfiction texts for covering rhetoric because of their compactness and vivid language.
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.
  • Advisory
    Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build both literacy and social and emotional learning skills in tight-knit groups.
  • School Climate
    A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results.
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    Analyzing puns builds critical thinking, literacy, and social and emotional skills.
  • Literacy
    Coaches model skills and show athletes how to improve with practice. Feedback on student writing can work the same way.
  • Literacy
    An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.
  • Literacy
    A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read.
  • Literacy
    Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.
  • Integrated Studies
    Teaching literacy and math at once helps make the most of class time while deepening young students’ understanding in both subjects.