Guidelines for Submitting an Article

  • Copyright
    • Adaptations of books to make them accessible to readers with disabilities are allowable under copyright law, if they are not being sold or interfering in any way with the publisher or author's ability to sell their material.
    • Learn about Fair Use.
    • Fair Use Evaluator Tool
  • Linking to other web pages
    • It is permissible to link to other webpages. 
    • No images can be used from other websites or other sources without permission, unless linking directly to that site.
  • Certificate of Professional Development Activity
    • ​Authors will receive two (2) Continuing Education Credits in the form of a certificate.  These can be used in many states and districts as part of the recertification process or in a professional portfolio, but you should check with your supervisor to find out if these will be recognized where you work.  These are not ACVREP approved.
    • Credit is available only for the creation of new material for Paths to Literacy. We cannot offer credit for a submission that has already been used somewhere else.
  • Articles become the property of Paths to Literacy.

The majority of our articles are in English, but we also have a number of articles in Spanish.  We will consider publishing articles in other languages as well, as long as we have it available in English too.

  • New articles are included in our bi-weekly newsletter.
  • We also share articles on our social media outlets (Pinterest, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook and Instagram).  We are happy to tag you, if you give us your "handles" for social media.

  • All authors will have a profile page with a short blurb describing their role, such as a family member, TVI, COMS or related service provider.  
  • Each profile page will have a thumbnail image of the author and a listing of all of the articles they have shared.

  • As mentioned above, any photo of a student that is recognizable (i.e. showing their face and not just their hands or back of their head) must be accompanied by a signed permission form.
  • No images that are protected by copyright can be used.  In other words, we cannot post images from Google images, other websites, or things found just surfing online.
  • You may use copyright free images, such as those in Creative Commons.
  • You can take your own photos of materials or events and share those.
  • Please tell us where your images are from when you submit your article.  

  • All submissions should be sent to the Manager of Paths to Literacy: Lisha Yochimowitz at lisha.yochimowitz@perkins.org.
  • We will review your submission and contact you about its status.

  • Submissions can be sent as a Word document or Google doc.  Please include a title.
  • We will upload the post and format it with headings and images, etc.

  • Include a title and the body of the post.
  • All articles need to have an image.  If a photo of a student is recognizable (i.e. showing their face and not just their hands or back of their head), then a permission form must be submitted.

  • We look for lesson plans; ideas to adapt materials or activities; suggestions to incorporate literacy into home and community activities; information about new websites, books or other resources for the field.
  • All articles should be original.
  • We do accept articles that have been used in other contexts, e.g. in your school newsletter, as a document you shared with paraprofessionals or others, etc., as long as there are no restrictions to reprint it.
  • We cannot publish anything that has restrictions in a prior publication.

Guidelines for Using Material

1.  Photographs may not be copied and shared, unless they appear as part of a larger post or article. 

2.  If they are part of a specific post or article, then please follow the guidelines above.

1. Please request permission first by filling out this form.

2. Please clearly credit the author and the website (Paths to Literacy) as well as the URL.  If the author is not specified, please credit Charlotte Cushman.

3. If your publication appears online, including in .pdf format, please follow the guidelines above for posting on the web.

1. Please request permission first.

2. Please clearly credit the author and the website (Paths to Literacy) as well as the URL.  If the author is not specified, please credit Charlotte Cushman.

3. Please summarize the article in your own words and add a link to the original article, rather than copying and pasting the original article in its entirety.

4. If you are interested in posting a full article, please contact us to discuss the options.  We love to be invited to write guest posts on other websites or blogs!

Please do feel free print and share activities, resources, and other items that you find useful!  There are icons on many pages that it make it easy for you to do this:

We just ask that it be clearly marked where the material comes from and who the author is.  If the author is not specified, then please note that the author is Charlotte Cushman.