• Literacy

    Our literacy team provides professional development opportunities to educators across the county to ensure that students attain high levels of literacy achievement across content areas.


    Graphic: Literacy Across the Curriculum

    Classroom Strategies for Rigor

    • Utilize research-based thinking models and language & literacy strategies to promote student learning and engagement.
    • Develop the conditions for academic conversations in classrooms.
    • Create classrooms that meaningfully integrate technology to support student college and career readiness.

    Instructional Supports for Content Standards

    • Develop a Scope and Sequence aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.
    • Develop depth of knowledge about literacy standards through unit design utilizing research-based instructional frameworks.
    • Develop performance tasks for each unit in the Scope and Sequence.

    Building Coherence Across Grade Level Teams

    • Build coherence across grade level & content teams.
    • Build capacity of teacher leaders to drive the discussion about the progression of literacy development across grade levels and content.

    Assessment

    • Develop a deep understanding of formative and summative assessments.