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Artful Reading

Artful Reading is CTL’s original approach to blending literacy and arts. Our modules are based on high-quality picture books, and contain a core text, contain a picture book, supplemental texts, art materials, and lesson plans to deliver the contents of the module.

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Artful Reading on the Go

We are excited to provide this Artful Reading (AR) on the Go experience for families beyond the school day. Inspired by our traditional classroom Artful Reading modules, AR on the Go is specifically designed for caregivers to have meaningful learning experiences with their child. 

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Adolescent Literacy

Our tested Adolescent Literacy Model is a school-wide, comprehensive, standards-aligned professional development program for middle and high schools. CTL is making our ALM materials available for the first time for teachers to be able to challenge our stack of credentials to show competency with instructional practice.

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Procedural Fluency

Our newest product! Designed with the teacher in mind, to impact how students learn basic facts. Our first module addresses addtion and subtraction and blends explicit strategy instruction with game-based practice and integrated on-going assessment.

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Artful Reading is thoughtfully planned and artfully fluid with the use of engaging classic and modern texts. It is the perfect combination to create playful, yet rigorous, experiences for our students so their faces light up with excitement and their brains think critically!

Laura Thompson (Russellville Ind. Schools)

Artful Reading had brought the joy of creating something wonderful to my classroom. My students cannot wait to see what fun and creative activity we are going to do each day.

Stacey Turner (Livingston Elementary)

Artful Reading has reinvigorated my classroom! By implementing the lesson ideas and teaching strategies, students are more engaged than ever before, and there is a sense of empowerment that is evident in their work. I look forward to the Artful Reading lesson just as much as the students.

Angie Watts (May Valley Elementary)

Artful Reading has sparked a joy for learning in my students that is manifested in original, intentional products.

Melissa Wade (McKee Elementary)

When we preview a new module box, my Kindergarten class gets so excited and curious! They love the hands on approach of the lessons. It sparks so much creativity and wonder! Wonder on a child’s face is food for the teacher soul!

Ashley Lile

Artful Reading has brought life back into the classroom with beautiful colors and artistic ideas. The students in my classes have enjoyed taking their reading comprehension outside the box, and turning it into something creative. They love the books and the characters they encounter with each module, and the ideas are something they can all relate to. It’s also provided me with a new way of approaching my teaching; the strategies and organizers are a breath of fresh air and excitement.

Katie Maiden

Artful Reading has helped put the spark back into my reading program. It has been very much a pleasure implementing art into my reading and writing program. My students have been really engaged and excited when we are working with the activities that are in my modules!

Angela Taulbee (Baker Intermediate)

Plain and simple: Artful Reading has helped make teaching fun again!!

Renee Perry (Conkwright Elementary)

Artful Reading Modules has been an excellent resource to bring excitement to the students. They truly enjoy the art activities with each story. The hands on experiences and real life connections are intriguing and rewarding for both the teacher and students.

Dana Duvall (Cumberland County)