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The Indiana Department of Education's goal is to increase literacy achievement for all students in Indiana.

 

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Guiding Principles of Literacy Instruction:

  • 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.
  • Teachers as adaptive experts have the most impact on student learning.
  • Evidence-based instructional approaches transform an emergent reader into a skilled reader and a lifelong learner.
  • Administrators are change agents and have the power to create and to support a culture of literacy.
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Standard Grade Area Description
K.W.3.1

Kindergarten

Writing

Use words and pictures to provide logical reasons for suggesting that others follow a particular course of action.

K.W.2.2

Kindergarten

Writing

Write by moving from left to right and top to bottom.

K.W.2.1

Kindergarten

Writing

Write most uppercase (capital) and lowercase letters of the alphabet, correctly shaping and spacing the letters of the words.

K.SL.4.3

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Give, restate, and follow simple two-step directions.

K.SL.4.1

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Speaking audibly, recite poems, rhymes, and songs, and use complete sentences to describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with support, provide additional details.

K.SL.3.2

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Ask appropriate questions about what a speaker says.

K.SL.3.1

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

K.SL.2.5

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

K.SL.2.4

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Ask questions to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

K.SL.2.3

Kindergarten

Speaking and Listening

Listen to others, take turns speaking, and add one’s own ideas to small group discussions or tasks.

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