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Adlit PD has been providing professional development and consulting to schools and districts since 2008. We have developed many resources over the years, and want to share them widely. One collection of resources is the Massachusetts Adolescent Literacy Professional Development Modules. The content of each Module was developed in collaboration with the Office of Literacy at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA ESE). The Modules address four key topics about which educators need greater understanding and resources to address if they seek to improve adolescent literacy and learning: (1) Adolescent reading, writing and thinking (2) Content-area literacy (3) Assessment, and (4) Tiered instruction.

For more information, download an Overview of the Facilitator’s Guide to the Modules.

You can access these resources in two ways.

1) You can register here with your school name and information and download the complete files. Registered users may continue here.

2) You can browse the spotlight materials below. Each spotlight includes the facilitators guide, powerpoints, and additional resources that are updated regularly.





AdLit PD — Free Resources For Schools and Districts

On this page we describe and link to resources that we recommend for your school.

  1. Adolescent Literacy Professional Development Modules, through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: We are happy to offer free downloads of these materials. In order to access these materials you will need to register at this link you will first be asked to be polite (click “I agree to these terms”) and then you will be asked to select a username and password and provide some information about your school. If you have any trouble registering please contact As soon as you are done with the registration, you will have access to the latest versions of the materials.
  2. Word Generation: “A middle school academic language program… designed to create a coherent school-wide effort that gives students the sustained exposure to academic language they need for success in school.” Visit the Word Generation website to download free teachers’ guides, student booklets, see classroom footage, and read research about academic language instruction.
  3. Carnegie Survey: This survey tool is free for teachers and administrators. It provides school- and classroom-level reports on literacy instructional practices and beliefs. We at AdLit PD believe that it is critical to collect this kind of school- and classroom-level information before collaborating with schools/districts to provide high-quality, targeted professional development.
  4. Continuum of Discussion Protocols: This series of PowerPoint slides is intended to help district- and school-based coaches and teacher leaders consider how they might introduce structured discussions into professional development work. Many of the protocols referenced in the slides can be found on the sites listed below under “protocols and coaching tools.”




Links to Resources We Recommend

Adolescent Literacy Articles, Strategies, Tools


Protocols and Tools for Adult Collaboration / Guiding Student Work



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