​Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program

The purpose of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL) Program is to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12 including pre-literacy skills, reading and writing, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. For more information about the SRCL program.

Definition of Literacy: 

In order to help children develop a strong early literacy foundation and build on those skills, Maryland expanded its approach to literacy by integrating multiple content areas in its definition of literacy. Disciplinary Literacy is the use of discipline-specific practices to access, apply, and communicate content knowledge, and, in Maryland, it is a shared responsibility. Literacy skills are an important part of every academic discipline; however, each discipline relies on different types of texts, writing styles, and language to convey ideas and learning. For students to be prepared for the challenges and expectations of college and career, it is critical that they develop literacy skills in all content areas.

Contact Information

Cecilia Roe - Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning & English Language Arts
cecilia.roe@maryland.gov
410-767-0574

L Gail Green - Coordinator of English Language Arts
lana.green@maryland.gov
410-767-0830

Zakia Ashley - Elementary ELA Specialist
zakia.ashley@maryland.gov
410-767-0520

Kathleen Maher-Baker - Secondary ELA Specialist
kathleen.maher-baker@maryland.gov
410-767-0336