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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
K.RK.4.4

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g. a, my).

K.RF.5

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Read emergent-reader texts, maintaining an appropriate pace and using self-correcting strategies while reading.

K.RF.4.5

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Identify similarities and differences in words (e.g., word endings, onset and rime) when spoken or written.

K.RF.4.3

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Recognize the long and short sounds for the five major vowels.

K.RF.4.2

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Blend consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) sounds to make words.

K.RF.4.1

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Use letter-sound knowledge to decode the sound of each consonant (e.g., dog = /d/ /g/; soap = /s/ /p/).

K.RF.3.5

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Add, delete, or substitute sounds to change words.

K.RF.3.4

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Tell the order of sounds heard in words with two or three phonemes, and identify the beginning, middle (medial) and final sounds.

K.RF.3.3

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Orally blend the onset (the initial sound) and the rime (the vowel and ending sound) in words.

K.RF.3.2

Kindergarten

Reading Foundations

Orally pronounce, blend, and segment words into syllables

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