Is This Course For Me?

Read these statements and see if any of them apply to you.

  • Do your students groan when it’s time to read?

  • Do they tell you that reading is boring and there are no good books?

  • Are you exhausted trying to find books that actually make your students want to read?

  • Do you spend more time managing behaviour during ELA lessons than connecting with your students?

  • Do you want to improve your teaching practice?

  • You love reading, and want your students to love reading as well.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here

    • Lit Launch Welcome Video

    • Join The Lit Launch Facebook Group

    • Launch Course Schedule

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Lit Launch Course Workbook - Printable Version

    • Fillable Text Boxes - Lit Launch Course Workbook

    • Lit Launch Bingo Card - Printable Version

    • Course Workbook and Bingo - Digital Versions

  • 3

    Module 1: Get Ready

    • Welcome To Module 1

    • Lesson 1.1: The Adolescent Development Snapshot

    • Lesson 1.2: Who Is The Adolescent Learner?

    • Lesson 1.3: Why Is Reading Engagement Important?

    • Lesson 1.4: Changing Your Mindset

  • 4

    Module 2: Engagement Strategies

    • Welcome To Module 2

    • Lesson 2.1: Create a Culture of Reading

    • Lesson 2.2: Introducing Choice Reading

    • Lesson 2.3: Think Like a Bookstore

    • Lesson 2.4: Become a Book Pusher

    • Lesson 2.5: Rethink Whole-Class Novels & Selections

    • Lesson 2.6: Use Alternative Media Formats

    • Lesson 2.7: Renovate Existing Lessons

    • Unboxing Example 1

    • Unboxing Example 2

  • 5

    Module 3: Maintenance and Follow Up

    • Welcome To Module 3

    • Lesson 3.1: Holding Students Accountable

    • Lesson 3.2: Maintaining The Engagement

  • 6

    Teacher Resources

    • Teacher Resources

    • Reading Journal Set Up

    • Benefits of Reading Non-Fiction Article

    • Reading Journal Assignment

  • 7

    Bonus Files

    • A Teacher's Guide To Classroom Libraries

    • A Teacher's Guide To Podcasts

    • Middle School Book Lists

  • 8

    Lit Launch Terms of Use

    • Lit Launch Terms of Use

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Let's Look Inside Lit Launch

Lit Launch Review #1

I have taken many online learning courses, and this one was by far one of my favourite. Right from the start the site is easy to navigate and organized, which made it easy to find what I needed. The course material itself, was interesting, informative and has gotten me excited about all the fun things that I am going to put into action in my class. You will have ideas that you can implement right away after the first few minutes of the course. The timing of the course was broken up into chunks, so that it was easy to fit into a busy educator schedule and still feel on top of it. Kristy, the course teacher, was supportive and quick to answer any questions that I had while I was completing the course. If you are a middle school educator who is looking to add a little spice to your reading program then this course is for you. You will not be disappointed. - Christine K

Lit Launch Course

  • 14 Video Lessons

    You will learn how to plan and create engaging reading lessons that both you and your students will enjoy. All videos are captioned.

  • Course Workbook

    Stay focused during the course by using the course workbook.

  • Ready To Use Lessons

    Save time by using the provided reading lessons. Teachers will get access to 7 different reading resources that are ready for in-class or digital learning.

Lit Launch Review #2

The Lit Launch course is great for new and experienced teachers alike! Though I've been teaching for ten years, I learned a lot of new and interesting strategies and tips to apply with my sixth-grade learners. The engagement strategies Kristy suggests are age-appropriate, easy to implement and fun. The accountability ideas are spot on! Kristy provides lots of examples and creative, new ideas that I can't wait to try out. As a busy teacher and mom, I was worried I wouldn't have time for a course, but I'm so glad I made time for this! The videos and modules are densely packed so they are manageable and efficient! I'm certain that I have saved time and energy by taking this course and I'm looking forward to a smooth start to my literacy program in September! I highly recommend Lit Launch! - Tina M
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