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.SL.3.1

1

Speaking and Listening

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

1.SL.3.2

1

Speaking and Listening

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says to clarify something that is not understood.

1.SL.4.1

1

Speaking and Listening

Speaking audibly and using appropriate language, recite poems, rhymes, songs, and stories, with careful attention to sensory detail when describing people, places, things, and events.

1.SL.4.2

1

Speaking and Listening

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

1.SL.4.3

1

Speaking and Listening

Give and follow three- and four-step directions.

1.W.2.1

1

Writing

Write all uppercase (capital) and lowercase letters legibly, and space letters, words, and sentences appropriately.

1.W.3.1

1

Writing

Write logically connected sentences to make a proposal to a particular audience (e.g., a parent, classmate, etc.) and give reasons why the proposal should be considered.

1.W.3.2

1

Writing

Develop a topic sentence or main idea, provide some facts or details about the topic, and provide a concluding statement.

1.W.3.3

1

Writing

Develop topics for stories or poems, using precise words to describe characters and actions and temporal words to signal event order, with ideas organized into a beginning, middle, and ending.

1.W.4

1

Writing

Apply the writing process to –

With support, develop, select and organize ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre; revise writing to add details (e.g., sentence structure); edit writing for format and conventions (e.g., correct spelling of frequently used words, basic capitalization, end punctuation); and provide feedback to other writers.
Use available technology to publish legible documents.

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