Literacy Department Overview
Welcome Families to the 2021-2022 School Year!
The Literacy Department is committed to nurturing the love for reading and developing a strong literacy foundation for all students by providing professional learning, training, and support to school leaders, literacy coaches, and classroom teachers with the appropriate identification, placement, and interventions for students identified with reading deficiencies. The BCPS Literacy Department Website serves as a resource for parents to support their children at home with reading.
The ability to READ, WRITE, and COMMUNICATE connects people and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible. - International Literacy Association
Reading IQ Free Access to Books
Age of Learning is partnering with the Florida House of Representatives to immediately support the New Worlds Reading Initiative, which provides quality literary resources to Florida families. This partnership offers every Florida family FREE access, through December 31, 2021, to a comprehensive library of digital books for children 12 and under. Click here to create an account: ReadingIQ
New Worlds Reading Initiative (NWRI) for Eligible K-5 Students
Broward is participating in the New Worlds Reading Initiative (NWRI) and aims to have all eligible children (students identified as reading below grade level) enrolled in the program. The New Worlds Reading Initiative will deliver books to the homes of enrolled students each month from December through June, completely free of charge. The program is designed to create at-home libraries for K-5 students and foster a love for reading among students and their families. Once an elgible student is enrolled by the parent/caregiver, they will be eligible for participation until graduating from fifth grade, unless they choose to no longer participate. Enrollment opened October 11 and will run this year until December 15, 2021 with the first books shipping at the end of December. For more information to see if your child was eligible, reach out to your child's teacher or school's Literacy Coach.