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
11-12.LH.3.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No.10).

11-12.LH.3.2

11, 12

Social Studies

Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

11-12.LH.3.3

11, 12

Social Studies

Evaluate authors’ differing perspectives on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and
evidence.

11-12.LH.4.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or
solve a problem.

11-12.LH.4.2

11, 12

Social Studies

Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

11-12.LH.4.3

11, 12

Social Studies

Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

11-12.LH.5.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

11-12.LH.5.2

11, 12

Social Studies

Write informative texts, including analyses of historical events.

11-12.LH.6.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Plan and develop; draft; revise using appropriate reference materials; rewrite; try a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience; and edit to produce and strengthen writing that is clear and coherent.

11-12.LH.6.2

11, 12

Social Studies

Use technology to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

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