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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.W.6.2c

Kindergarten

Writing

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

Spelling –
Spelling simple words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness.

K.W.6.2b

Kindergarten

Writing

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

Punctuation –
Recognizing and naming end punctuation.

K.W.6.2a

Kindergarten

Writing

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

Capitalization –
Capitalizing the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.

K.W.6.1e

Kindergarten

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Usage –
Recognizing that there are different kinds of sentences (e.g., sentences that tell something, sentences that ask something, etc.)

K.W.6.1b

Kindergarten

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Verbs –
Writing sentences that include verbs.

K.W.6.1.a

Kindergarten

Writing

Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:

Nouns/Pronouns –
Writing sentences that include singular and/or plural nouns (e.g., dog/dogs, cat/cats).

K.W.5

Kindergarten

Writing

With support, build understanding of a topic using various sources.

Identify relevant pictures, charts, grade-appropriate texts, personal experiences, or people as sources of information on a topic.

K.W.4

Kindergarten

Writing

Apply the writing process to –

With support, revise writing by adding simple details; review (edit) writing for format and conventions (e.g., correct spelling of simple words, capitalization of the first word of the sentence).
Use available technology to produce and publish writing.

K.W.3.3

Kindergarten

Writing

Use words and pictures to narrate a single event or simple story, arranging ideas in order.

K.W.3.2

Kindergarten

Writing

Use words and pictures to develop a main idea and provide some information about a topic.

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