Literacy Department Overview
The ability to READ, WRITE, and COMMUNICATE connects people and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible. - International Literacy Association
Broward County Public Schools is committed to nurturing and developing a strong literacy foundation for all students in the early school years by implementing a Balanced, Responsive Literacy Instructional Framework that will prepare students to become independent readers and writers.
Read at Home Tips and Resources
Reading is a critical part of every child’s learning and growth and important to their individual development that opens a world of greater understanding about self, others, and the world. We encourage families to promote reading at home and engage in conversations about print or digital books while reading TO children, With children or BY children. Reading at home provides meaningful interactions between children and their families.
Connecting Parents with Resources to Engage Readers at Home
Children's Choices 2020 Reading List Great selection of newly published books to encourage younger students to read.
Young Adult's Choices Reading List 2020 Great selection of newly published books to encourage adolescents to read.
Pam Allyn's 20 Questions to Get Kids to Talk About Books is a resource with 20 questions to engage students in conversations about books.
Turn Your Child Into a Super Reader is another great resource that includes tips in both English and Spanish.
Connecting Readers to Public Libraries
Connecting Readers with Free Digital Resources
Black Lives Matter Instructional Library This amazing resource contains many great children's books perfect for online read alouds. It also includes some children's books translated to Spanish.