K-3 Professional Development System:

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)© (Phases I and II)

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)© (Phase III)

Other resources:

Rethink Literacy! Training for Grades 3rd – 5th

Passport to Literacy Training for Grades Pre-K – 2nd

Sample 120-Minute Reading Block Schedule

Elementary Literacy Focus of the Month Manual

Secondary Literacy Focus of the Month Manual

Videos: Literacy Focus of the Month in Action

Literacy Kit Activities

K-Readiness Implementation Guide

MKAS2-Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System


Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Florida Center for Reading Research

English Language Learner (ELL) Supports

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Parent Read-At-Home Plan



“Supporting Students Promoted for Good Cause” Webinar

Literacy Coach Handbook

New MDE Literacy Support Schools Informational Webinar

Good-Cause Exemption Documentation Packet

Good-Cause Exemption FAQs

Approved List of Screener and Diagnostic Tools

Literacy-Based Promotion Act Overview

Clarifying the Coach’s Role

School Literacy Plan

Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act Implementation Guide

Quick Reference Guide

Literacy Communications Toolkit

K-Readiness Implementation Guide

Principal’s Reading Walk-Through: K-3 Checklist



Dr. Kymyona Burk, State Literacy Director (K-12)

Dr. Tenette Smith, State Literacy Coordinator (K-3)