Getting Started

Our website is organized around three middle school literacy aims of Reading, Discourse and Writing. The aims contain routines that are recommended for individual, pair or group work, though they all contain multiple grouping elements. 

Each of our routines starts with a definition, teacher survey results and a planning guide snapshot

Under Contents, you will always find 4 sections of resources -

  • Teacher Protocol
  • Cross Content Resources
  • Routine Adaptations
  • Routine Posters

Teacher protocol walks you through the steps of planning and implementing the routine


Cross Content Resources provide graphic organizers, lesson slides, student materials for any subject


Routine Adaptations offer student examples of subject specific work from the routines


Routine Posters can be displayed on classroom walls and included in student notebooks