PDE Releases State Literacy Plan Memo (August 5, 2019)

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Brian Campbell, Director of PDE’s Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, sent a memo to all LEAs via Penn*Link titled 2019 Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan. The 2019 Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan (PaSLP) is a detailed and comprehensive document designed to support the efforts of districts and charter schools in developing and implementing their own literacy plans aligned to the PaSLP. It provides schools with information that they can use to analyze literacy needs, and  to develop curriculum addressing the needs. The document also provides school leadership with information to develop professional learning experiences for teachers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has recorded and posted a webinar about the 2019 Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan (PaSLP Webinar).  It includes an overview of the 2019 PaSLP, highlighted changes, discussed appropriate implementation, and use of the document. PDE encourages all district and school leaders, curriculum coordinators, English Language Arts (ELA) departments, and all teachers who may be responsible for the teaching and learning of English Language Arts to view the webinar.

Those looking for more information information regarding the PaSLP are asked to contact Rebekah Baum-Leaman, Ed.D. rbaumleama@pa.gov and/or to the PDE and SAS websites at:

PaSLP Toolkit (PDE)

PaSLP Toolkit (SAS)