What is the Literacy ePLC?

Literacy is essential for life and learning! Managing the intricacies of the literacy process can be challenging. The complexities of literacy instruction can cause confusion and overwhelm educators as well as students. Focused, intentional, and purposeful planning is critical for clarity, relevance, and rigor.

The goal of the lead4ward literacy ePLC is to provide a virtual learning and support system for ELAR educators throughout the year. The support will include, but is not limited to, the following:  

  • planning for common mistakes students make
  • timing and pacing
  • planning process
  • useful assessments
  • literacy as a process

Pre-recorded learning video focus areas will include:

  • getting started: literacy pathway, framework, processes
  • laying the groundwork
  • interactive notebook
  • selecting text
  • thesis, theme, claim
  • essential understandings for each chunk of instruction
  • the reading conference
  • the writing conference
  • digging deeper
  • halftime-getting ready for second half
  • organization
  • purposeful language
  • review

Pricing & Registration Details

Registration is by grade span:
(membership year is July 1 – June 30)

Campus-level membership includes:

  • pre-recorded learning videos on the focus areas above
  • telephone and email support
  • support resources


  • literacy teachers and leaders


Gayla Wiggins

Gayla Wiggins is an experienced educational consultant who works with school districts and education service centers in the areas of curriculum development, instruction, and English language arts and reading. Read more.