What's New at Literacy BuildersWhat's new at Literacy Builders?

The biggest change happening here at Literacy Builders is our collaboration with Burkins and Yaris and Literacyhead.

Burkins and Yaris is a blog committed to envisioning literacy instruction for the 21st century. Literacy Builders’s very own executive director, Kim Yaris, has teamed with literacy consultant and author Jan Miller Burkins to offer readers thoughts and ideas for implementing the Common Core standards and rethinking their daily literacy practices.  Kim and Jan are posting new ideas at least three times every week so if you’re looking for a great resource to support your reading and writing instruction, be sure to check it out!

Literacyhead is a wonderful website committed to helping teachers engage students in the work of deep thinking by combining art and literacy.  Teachers can teach anything from comprehension to vocabulary using the rich images created by talented artists and children’s book illustrators. If you’re looking to increase the quality of thought that your students do around text this year, be sure to take a look at Literacyhead!

Available for a limited time!


The Common Core Toolkit - Burkins and YarisIf you’ve ever wondered how to make time to understand the Common Core Standards deeply enough to implement them effectively,  The Common Core Toolkit is exactly the resource you’ve been looking for.  This guide takes each of the 36 Standards for English Language Arts and gives them a memorable nickname that synthesizes the overarching goal of the standard. In addition, each standard is illustrated with a metaphoric image meant to offer further insight into the goal of each of the standards. The Common Core Toolkit is a comprehensive 142 page document complete with illustrated grade-level standards for K-6 ELA, a tool for deeply aligning lessons and curricula, our Periodic Table of the Common Core, posters for each of the standards, articles to support your thinking and understanding of the Common Core Standards, and forms for anecdotal record keeping. Designed to simplify the implementation of the standards, The Common Core Toolkit is an excellent companion for all of your Common Core planning needs!


When helping children to become stronger, more proficient readers, book choice is critical.  This collection of sixteen unique lessons will help students get to know books, get to know themselves as readers, and make choices that fit them as readers.

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