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
1.RL.3.1

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Reading Literature

Identify the basic characteristics of familiar narrative text genres (e.g., fairy tales, nursery rhymes, storybooks).

1.RL.3.2

1

Reading Literature

Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

1.RL.4.1

1

Reading Literature

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

1.RL.4.2

1

Reading Literature

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

1.RN.2.1

1

Reading Nonfiction

Ask and answer questions about key details to clarify and confirm understanding of a text.

1.RN.2.2

1

Reading Nonfiction

Retell main ideas and key details of a text.

1.RN.2.3

1

Reading Nonfiction

Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

1.RN.3.1

1

Reading Nonfiction

Know and use various text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary, illustrations) to locate and describe key facts or information in a text.

1.RN.3.2

1

Reading Nonfiction

Identify how a nonfiction text can be structured to indicate order (e.g., sequential) or to explain a simple cause and effect relationship.

1.RN.4.1

1

Reading Nonfiction

Identify the reasons the author gives to support points in a text.

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