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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
11-12.ML.2.2

11, 12

Media Literacy

Analyze the impact of the media on the public, including identifying and analyzing rhetorical and logical fallacies.

11-12.RL.2.1

11, 12

Reading Literature

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences and interpretations drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

11-12.RL.2.1

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze what a text says explicitly and implicitly as well as inferences and interpretations drawn from the text through
citing textual evidence determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

11-12.RL.2.2

11, 12

Reading Literature

Compare and contrast the development of similar themes or central ideas across two or more works of literature and analyze how they emerge and are shaped and refined by specific details.

11-12.RL.2.3

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze how the author's choices impact character development over the course of a text (e.g. how the characters are
introduced and developed)

11-12.RL.3.1

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze and evaluate how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a work of literature (e.g.,
the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its
overall meaning and effect of a work.

11-12.RL.3.2

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze a work of literature in which the reader must distinguish between what is directly stated and what is intended
(e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement) in order to understand the perspectives.

11-12.RL.4.1

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze multiple interpretations or adaptations of a story and evaluate the extent to which multiple interpretations of a
story, play, or poem stay faithful to or departs from the text or script, and analyze the impact of the interpretations on
the audience.

11-12.RL.4.2

11, 12

Reading Literature

Analyze and evaluate works of literary or cultural significance in history for the way in which these works have used
archetypes drawn from myths, traditional stories,or religious works, as well as how two or more of the works treat
similar themes, conflicts, issues, or topics, and maintain relevance for current audiences

11-12.RN.2.1

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Analyze what a text says explicitly as well as inferences and interpretations drawn from the text by citing strong and
thorough textual evidence to support and explain how the evidence develops the analysis.

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