Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:53am Updated: Thu, 09/06/2018 - 8:39am

Guiding Principles for Literacy

  • Literacy propels independent thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and new literacies. 
  • Standards-based and disciplinary literacy instruction accelerate student gains. 
  • Literacy is a fundamental part of instruction in all disciplines. 
  • Evidence-based instructional approaches transform an emergent reader into a skilled reader and lifelong learner.
  • Administrators and school leaders are change agents with the power to create and support a culture of literacy.
  • Teachers as adaptive experts have the most impact on student learning.
  • Family and community members are essential partners in promoting a culture of literacy.