All of us want children throughout Michigan to be successful. An important part of student success centers around proficiency in reading. That’s why a group of education experts developed new approaches for teachers to use in the classroom.

Literacy Essentials are free documents designed for Michigan educators to improve childhood literacy development. The Literacy Essentials provide research-proven, effective approaches to markedly improve literacy skills among Michigan’s youngest students.

Using the Literacy Essentials with every child, in every classroom, every day will help improve literacy among our youngest learners.

Essential Instructional Practices Compilation Book

A compilation of all Early Literacy Essential Practices in one book (does not include 6th-12th Gr. Essentials).

These booklets can be purchased by districts from International Minute Press at (517) 323-7777 or send an email to Request the "B-5th Grade Essentials Booklet". Books with no tabs are $7.11 per book. Books with tabs are $9.59 per book.
*Feel free to download the document and print in house.

Literacy Theory of Action