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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.RV.2.5

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Select appropriate general and specialized reference materials, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or
clarify its precise meaning, part of speech, etymology, or standard usage.

11-12.RV.3.1

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in works of literature, including figurative, connotative and denotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices(e.g.,imagery, allegory, and symbolism) on meaning and tone(e.g.,how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

11-12.RV.3.2

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a nonfiction text, including figurative, connotative, denotative, and technical meanings; evaluate the cumulative impact of how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.

11-12.RV.3.3

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Interpret figures of speech in context and analyze their role in the text.

11-12.SL.2.1

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Initiate and engage in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-appropriate topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing personal ideas clearly and persuasively.

11-12.SL.2.2

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Engage in a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas by referring to specific evidence.

11-12.SL.2.3

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Work with peers to promote collegial discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

11-12.SL.2.4

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Expand conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent
and creative perspectives.

11-12.SL.2.5

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Conduct, debate, and discuss to allow all views to be presented; allow for a dissenting view, in addition to group
compromise; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or
complete the task.

11-12.SL.3.1

11, 12

Speaking and Listening

Synthesize multiple sources of information presented in diverse media and formats in order to make informed
decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and accounting for any
discrepancies among the data.

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