“NLP has enabled me to look at literacy across the curriculum and look at new ways to infuse literacy. I also benefitted from the opportunity to hear the creative ways that other schools are working to enhance literacy at their schools.”

– Pinellas Literacy Leadership Project Participant


The National Literacy Project professionals have vast experience in educational presentations and services at all levels. Whether a keynote speaker is needed for a large professional conference or a group facilitator is needed to work with a small school department or grade level, NLP Partners can provide consultant experiences designed for any specified group dealing with literacy in all content areas within the school curriculum.

We believe that effective professional development involves educators being immersed in opportunities to learn about best practice, time to incorporate newly learned concepts in their schools and classrooms, and debriefing and collaboration on “lessons learned.” As a result, we encourage a systematic planning process for literacy enhancement within schools and districts requiring several sessions with follow up collegial discussions concerning classroom implementation and student achievement results.

NLP partners will design specific professional development to fit any school or district needs. The following topics can be structured as a two to three hour introduction to initiate educator interest, a three to five day intensive workshop to design curriculum and instruction for implementation in the classroom, or as a monthly series to enhance school best practice. NLP partners will review local evaluation systems, professional development plans and any additional mandates to assure participants that there is a seamless vision for classroom expectations. All professional development can be designed for district staff, school based administrators, literacy teams, coaches, academic department teams and classroom teachers.

NLP Request ContactLiteracy Instruction

  • Academic Disciplinary Literacy
  • Literacy Support Strategies
  • Independent Reading
  • Working with Struggling Readers
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Navigating Complex Text
  • Using Multiple Texts
  • Text Dependent Questioning
  • Academic Writing
  • Voice Lessons for Reading and Writing
  • Writing Modes and Structures
  • Looking at Student Work
  • Scoring Student Writing

Literacy Leadership

  • Developing and Implementing a Literacy Action Plan
  • Sustaining a Literacy Initiative
  • Supporting Effective Literacy Instruction
  • School-based Administrator as Literacy Leader
  • Collaborative Planning for Effective Literacy Instruction

Student Engagement and Academic Success

  • Classroom Management for Student Engagement
  • Engaging Classroom Activities

Standards and Instruction

  • College and Career Readiness Standards