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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.RL.2.3

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

Identify important elements of a text (e.g., characters, settings, or events).

K.RL.2.4

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

Make predictions about what will happen in the a story.

K.RL.3.1

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

Recognize familiar narrative text genres (e.g., fairy tales, nursery rhymes, storybooks)

K.RL.3.2

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

With support, define the role of the author and illustrator of a story in telling the story.

K.RL.4.1

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

With support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.

K.RL.4.2

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

With support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

K.RN.2.1

Kindergarten

Reading Nonfiction

With support, ask and answer questions about important elements of a text (e.g., events, topics,
concepts).

K.RN.2.2

Kindergarten

Reading Nonfiction

With support, retell the main idea and key details of a text.

K.RN.2.3

Kindergarten

Reading Nonfiction

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

K.RN.3.1

Kindergarten

Reading Nonfiction

Identify text features of a nonfiction text (e.g., title, author, illustrations) and describe the relationship between those features and the text in which they appear.

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