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

 

To learn more about how to use the Literacy Framework, watch this short video.

 

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
1.RF.4.2

1

Reading Foundations

Decode one-syllable words in the major syllable patterns (CVC, CVr, V, VV, VCe), independent of context.

1.RF.4.3

1

Reading Foundations

Apply knowledge of final –e and common vowel teams (vowel digraphs) for representing long vowel sounds.

1.RF.4.4

1

Reading Foundations

Recognize and read common and irregularly spelled high-frequency words by sight (e.g., have, said).

1.RF.4.5

1

Reading Foundations

Read words in common word families (e.g., -at, -ate).

1.RF.4.6

1

Reading Foundations

Read grade-appropriate root words and affixes including plurals, verb tense, comparatives (e.g., look, -ed, -ing, -s, -er, -est), and simple compound words (e.g., cupcake) and contractions (e.g., isn’t).

1.RF.5

1

Reading Foundations

Orally read grade-level appropriate or higher texts smoothly and accurately, with expression that connotes comprehension at the independent level.

1.RL.2.1

1

Reading Literature

Ask and answer questions about main idea and key details in a text.

1.RL.2.2

1

Reading Literature

Retell stories, fables, and fairy tales in sequence, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

1.RL.2.3

1

Reading Literature

Using key details, identify and describe the elements of plot, character, and setting.

1.RL.2.4

1

Reading Literature

Make and confirm predictions about what will happen next in a story.

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