California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP Mission

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based teacher professional development in reading and academic language instruction. Through collaborative partnerships with schools and districts, CRLP supports and sustains continuous academic growth for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade. 

CRLP accomplishes this by: 

  • Developing teachers' content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies (guided by state-adopted frameworks, content standards, and the science of reading) through summer and academic-year institutes and professional development programs.

  • Supporting teachers in the effective use of newly adopted, standards-based instructional materials.

  • Focusing on academic English language development to prepare all students to meet or exceed academic content standards in the subject areas. 

  • Creating a statewide pool of expert teacher leaders and university scholars to conduct project programs and to translate California's educational policies and priorities into sound classroom practices to improve student achievement in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms. 

  • Linking universities, schools, and districts together in collaborative partnerships to improve teaching and learning with professional development designed to meet district needs.

Professional Development

CRLP Results: Foundational Skills

Professional Development

Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer

Professional Development

Academic Language & Literacy

Spring Speaker Series

Dyslexia Study Session

Teacher Leadership Invitational

Teachers as Learners and Leaders

Teachers as Learners and Leaders

Visual Literacy and the CA ELD Standards

CRLP Technical Assistance

LIGHT Award Grant

LIGHT Award Team

Professional Development

Engaging English Learners


10 Minute Teaching Tip - December, 2021

CRLP Results Fluency Practice Materials

Are you making the shift from guided reading to structured literacy, but only have leveled readers in your classroom library? Here we present some recommendations for engaging decodable text to help revamp your classroom library.

CRLP professional development opportunities are amazing! I value being able to learn about research-based strategies that have also been vetted by practicing teachers.
CRLP Teacher Leader, San Francisco Unified School District