Elementary Literacy Support

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Basal Alignment Project page

Check out Common Core State Standards Basal Alignment Lessons.

Teacher access »


Reading comprehension
Check out the ReadWorks.org website for comprehension strategies and interventions.

The Literacy Circle

Where can you find intervention ideas? What are best teaching practices? How can you differentiate to meet the needs of your students? Answers to these questions and others can be found at The Literacy Circle. Join the Literacy Support Teachers in our never-ending exploration of language, reading, and writing.


literacy circle logoElementary Literacy Support Teachers

Do you want to become more reflective, refine your current teaching methods, set goals for teaching, and be part of a professional learning community? We can help! Literacy Support Teachers…

  • Support classroom teachers with reading and writing instruction
  • Conduct demonstration lessons
  • Provide staff development
  • Serve as a resource identifying instructional strategies and interventions
  • Collaborate in grade level data analysis meetings
  • Team teach with classroom teachers
  • Hold professional discussions
  • Schedule and attend classroom observation visits
  • Offer Parent Workshops
  • Participate in Family Literacy Nights 



  • Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Reading Resources
  • Reading GLEs
  • Useful Reading Web Sites


Go to the Reading page »



  • Writing Genres
  • Weaving HM Writing with Mentor Texts
  • Writing Workshop
  • 6-Traits +1
  • Writer’s Toolbox – Spelling, Grammar, Prompts, Technology, Web Sites, GLEs


Go to the Writing page »


Teacher Resources

  • Classroom and Learning Structures
  • Professional Development – Books, Videos, Articles, Web Sites
  • FAQ
  • Useful Literacy Web Sites


Go to the Teacher Resources page »


ASD Teacher Sharing

  • Created Materials
  • Web Sites
  • Blogs
  • Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Photos


Go to the Teacher Sharing page »


For Parents

  • Help Your Child Read and Write
  • Recommended Books
  • Useful Parent and Kid-Friendly Web Sites
  • Childrens Book Lists


Go to the Parents page »



  • ASD Assessments
  • ASD Assessment Flow Charts
  • Accessing the ASD Assessment Database
  • Houghton Mifflin Assessments
  • RTI
  • Classroom Assessments


Go to the Assessments page »


Elementary Literacy Support • Elementary Education • Anchorage School District
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. • Anchorage, AK • 99504-3135 • 907-742-4254 • Contact Lisa Weight

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Contact Us

Mary Ellison


Lisa Weight


Jan Maki
MSI Coordinator