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.7.1

11, 12

Social Studies

Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to answer a question (including a self-generated question) 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.LH.7.2

11, 12

Social Studies

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 selectivity 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 Chicago).

11-12.LH.7.3

11, 12

Social Studies

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

11-12.LST.2.3

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

11-12.LST.3.1

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts
and topics.

11-12.LST.3.2

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies,
demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.

11-12.LST.3.3

11, 12

Science and technical subjects

Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying
important issues that remain unresolved.

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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