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.W.5

1

Writing

With support, conduct simple research on a topic.

Identify several sources of information and indicate the sources.
Organize information, using graphic organizers or other aids.
Make informal presentations on information gathered.

1.W.6.1a

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Nouns/Pronouns –
Writing sentences that include common and proper nouns and personal pronouns.

1.W.6.1b

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Verbs –
Writing sentences using verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.

1.W.6.1e

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Usage –
Writing complete simple declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

1.W.6.2a

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, focusing on:

Capitalization –
Capitalizing the first word of a sentence, dates, names of people, and the pronoun I.

1.W.6.2b

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, focusing on:

Punctuation –
Correctly using a period, question mark, and exclamation mark at the end of a sentence.

Using commas in dates and to separate items in a series.

1.W.6.2c

1

Writing

Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, focusing on:

Spelling –
Spelling unknown words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

Correctly spelling words with common spelling patterns.

Correctly spelling common irregularly-spelled, grade-appropriate high-frequency words.

11-12.LH.2.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

11-12.LH.2.2

11, 12

Social Studies

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

11-12.LH.2.3

11, 12

Social Studies

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events, and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters
uncertain.

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