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

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.
PS.7

Kindergarten, 1, 2

Math

Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They step back for an overview and shift perspective. They recognize and use properties of operations and equality. They organize and classify geometric shapes based on their attributes. They see expressions, equations, and geometric figures as single objects or as being composed of several objects.

PS.8

3, 4, 5

Math

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated and look for general methods and shortcuts. They notice regularity in mathematical problems and their work to create a rule or formula. Mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details as they solve a problem. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results.

1.ML.2.1

1

Media Literacy

1.RF.2.3

1

Recognize the components of a sentence (e.g., capitalization, first word, ending punctuation).

1.RF.2.4

1

Learn and apply knowledge of alphabetical order.

1.RF.3.1

1

Produce rhyming words.

1.RF.3.2

1

Blend sounds, including consonant blends, to produce single- and multi-syllable words.

1.RF.3.3

1

Orally blend sounds in words.

1.RF.3.4

1

Distinguish beginning, middle (medial), and final sounds in single-syllable words.

1.RF.3.5

1

Segment the individual sounds in one-syllable words.