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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
11-12.LST.5.1

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

11-12.LST.5.2

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Write informative texts, including scientific procedures/experiments or technical processes that include precise descriptions and conclusions drawn from data and research.

11-12.LST.6.1

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

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.LST.6.2

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

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

11-12.LST.7.1

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to answer a question (including a self-generated question), test a hypothesis, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

11-12.LST.7.2

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Gather relevant information from multiple types of authoritative sources, using advanced searches effectively; annotate sources; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; synthesize and integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source and following a standard format for
citation (e.g., APA or CSE).

11-12.LST.7.3

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

11-12.ML.2.1

11, 12

Media Literacy

Evaluate the intersections and conflicts between visual and verbal messages, and recognize how visual techniques or design elements carry or influence messages in various media.

11-12.ML.2.2

11, 12

Media Literacy

Analyze the impact of the media on the public, including identifying and analyzing rhetorical and logical fallacies.

11-12.RL.2.1

11, 12

Reading Literature

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences and interpretations drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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