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:  


Laying the Foundation for Effective Literacy Practices

  • exploring the literacy framework
  • planning an effective Word Study
  • establishing tools to know as a reading routine
  • understanding independent reading
  • focusing on powerful beginning in writing


Digging Deeper into Literary Teaching and Learning

  • understanding learn it, apply it, and connect it as an approach to planning
  • implementing responsive instruction
  • assessing thinking and evidence of learning
  • creating a powerful review


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 per campus:
(membership year is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)


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.