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Learn How to Use the Module Guides

Each module guide is designed to provide a predictable sequence of learning opportunities throughout the training and implementation.

Module Objectives

First, the module’s objectives are listed to give an overview of the expected outcomes following completion of the module.

Teachers Do

Next, the “Teachers Do” column provides information related to the Module Overview and the Resource Library.

The Resource Library for each module provides facilitators access to the course content teachers will be completing. A separate column for facilitators contains curated research titles, articles, resources and video clips from the training to ensure ease of access and messaging alignment for the key concepts in the module. 

Action Plan

Finally, the action plan for facilitated sessions is broken down into three components: ReviewReflect/Analyze and Implementation.


The Review section of the Facilitator Guide is designed to provide teachers an opportunity to discuss their learning, clear up misconceptions, and solidify their understanding of the key concepts in the module. Each ‘review’ section includes essential questions that can be utilized in group discussions, reflective journaling, or other engagement protocols.  The review section contains options for activities that engage teachers in the concepts and instructional practices introduced in training. These activities are linked in the ‘Activities Guide’ and include time, materials, and descriptions that allow for easy facilitation. All activities are presented as “options” so facilitators can decide what is most beneficial for their staff.


The Reflect/Analyze section of the Facilitator Guide progresses from reviewing the content learning to reflecting on resources and analyzing student-level data. This section provides tools for looking critically at school curriculum and how it aligns to scientifically and evidence-based literacy instruction as well as templates for analyzing individual student data through each component of literacy. Again, this section is designed to be used flexibly based on the needs of the school.


The final component of the facilitation guide is Implementation. This section of the guide provides guidance and resources to move the concepts from the training into practice in each classroom. This section provides options for individual teacher reflection on their current practice in both overall effective instructional practices and critical “look fors” specific to the individual components of effective literacy instruction. These resources are meant to allow teachers to identify their own instructional strengths and areas for growth and provide leaders and coaches tools for observing classroom instruction and targeting areas for improvement. These tools can be used to compile critical data at the individual classroom level and the school level.

Please note that in order to access the content of this document, facilitators must have registered access to the online course online asynchronous training “Building a Strong Foundation: Developing Early Literacy Skills” by the Public Consulting Group, Inc.