Who Are We?

Texas Literacy Resources began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning. Our services include:

  • Literacy-based Seminars and Workshops
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Grant Writing
  • Project Management
  • Technology Integration

Summer 2015 Workshops

Six highly interactive workshops that will provide you with dozens of ideas for increasing students achievement in ELA! Click here to download the flyer.

About Kelly Harmon

Kelly Harmon began her teaching career as a first grade teacher in a small, rural Title 1 school in 1991.  She discovered a passion for teaching at-risk learners and quickly realized that educators must constantly be learning and growing their professional knowledge and skills. In 1998, she began working with districts and campuses in South Texas, providing grant management, literacy workshops, and instructional coaching.  Since that time, Mrs. Harmon has become a national consultant and presenter with the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) and Learning Sciences Marzano Center. She helps educators plan and implement instruction that scaffolds state learning standards in ways that capitalize on learners’ natural learning modalities, interests, and strengths. Knowing that the way to a child’s mind is through their heart, Mrs. Harmon designs standards-based curriculum and instruction that relates research and practice to the interests, cultural background, and needs of the learners.


About Randi Anderson

Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer. She taught third and fourth grade at title one schools in the Fort Worth area. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for her students. In addition to being an educator, she is a wife and mother of one busy little boy!


“Best workshop I have attended in my 20 year career” - Ian Spiers


“Kelly was an amazing instructor-Wow! She is extremely knowledgeable in the content areas while having extensive experience in the classroom environment. ” - Megan McCarthy


“Kelly was a brilliant instructor. She was very engaging and knowledgeable... I feel I have more tools to take back to school...” - Renee Pinkman


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Using a Song of the Week to Practice Close Reading

  • By Kelly Harmon and Randi Anderson
  • 03-Mar-2015
Close reading is the practice of reading carefully and purposefully in order to understand the author’s message. Students need a lot of varied practice using reading comprehension strategies in order to become proficient at close reading. Using a song-of-the-week is a fun way you can provide on-going practice. Read More »

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