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.RN.4.2

1

Reading Nonfiction

Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

1.RV.2.1

1

Reading Vocabulary

Demonstrate understanding that context clues (e.g., words and sentence clues) and text features (e.g., glossaries, illustrations) may be used to help understand unknown words.

1.RV.2.2

1

Reading Vocabulary

Define and sort words into categories (e.g., antonyms, living things, synonyms).

1.RV.2.4

1

Reading Vocabulary

Recognize and use frequently occurring affixes, and roots and their inflections, as clues to the meaning of an unknown word.

1.RV.3.1

1

Reading Vocabulary

Identify words and phrases in stories, poems, or songs that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses (touch, hearing, sight, taste, smell).

1.RV.3.2

1

Reading Vocabulary

Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a nonfiction text.

1.SL.2.1

1

Speaking and Listening

Participate in collaborative conversations about grade-appropriate topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

1.SL.2.3

1

Speaking and Listening

Listen to others, take turns speaking about the topic, and add one’s own ideas in small group discussions or tasks.

1.SL.2.4

1

Speaking and Listening

Ask questions to clarify information about topics and texts under discussion.

1.SL.2.5

1

Speaking and Listening

Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

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