To create a fail-safe system of literacy so that all students have equal access to a standards based curriculum. Result: Joyful, independent readers, writers, and content learners!
In schools that improve literacy… Research based intervention is consistently implemented, monitored, and evaluated. All teachers k-12 consistently teach, model, and practice literacy strategies before, during, and after reading.
The Challenge is for… Teachers to move from compliance to commitment Students to move from compliance to engagement
listening, viewing, thinking, speaking, reading, writing and expressing through multiple symbol systems. Literacy is….
Daily Non-Negotiables K-12 Have a print rich literacy environment Use the seven processes of literacy Read to and with students Teach, model and practice strategies of expert readers and writers. Require accountable independent reading. Instruct phonics and phonemic awareness in K/1, and for others who have not reached mastery.
District Focus Superintendents Focus – Jan. 06 –School Board support On the Road to Literacy – District Theme for 06-07 Implementation of 90 minute reading block at elementary level Dr. Rose Taylor Staff Development Literacy Walk Through at each school –Classrooms and Media Centers Literacy Module development and implementation Classroom Libraries Literacy Fidelity checks Inclusion of Media Centers/specialists
Establishing A Common Literacy Vocabulary Literacy Definition High Yield Literacy Strategies –Predicting –Questioning –Clarifying –Evaluating –Visualizing –Connecting –Summarizing –Using Graphic Organizers Common Elements –Literacy Self- assessment –Literacy Walk Through Guide –Fidelity Check Document –Classroom Model Data Base
Literacy Coach Learning Community 05-06 - 2 Middle School Coaches & District Program Specialist for Reading and Language Arts – Other 2 middle schools sent a non- funded coach to meetings 06-07 – used new reading plan allocation to fund 10 coaches (7 at secondary level, 3 at elementary level) 07-08 – used reading allocation and other financial sources to fund 17 coaches – one at each elementary, middle and high school - they also serve our other centers 08-09-continuation of 07-08
District Reading Plan Coaches! Coaches! Coaches Use of Categorical FundsUse of Categorical Funds Literacy Coach Learning Community/MeetingsLiteracy Coach Learning Community/Meetings Reading Endorsement & CAR PDReading Endorsement & CAR PD Development of Tier 2-3 Reading Program for High SchoolsDevelopment of Tier 2-3 Reading Program for High Schools Classroom LibrariesClassroom Libraries Module Development, Implementation & EvaluationModule Development, Implementation & Evaluation 90 Minute Reading Block Fidelity90 Minute Reading Block Fidelity Understanding how to use DIBELS informationUnderstanding how to use DIBELS information Teach... Model... Practice
Dr. Rosemarye Taylor Literacy Workshop with all instructional administratorsLiteracy Workshop with all instructional administrators 3-hour workshop with each elementary school,middle school, alternative school for disruptive students, ESE center, technical institute, and level 10 DJJ Center3-hour workshop with each elementary school,middle school, alternative school for disruptive students, ESE center, technical institute, and level 10 DJJ Center 2 3-hour workshop with each high school2 3-hour workshop with each high school Literacy Walk-through at each of the above schools within 4 weeks of in school workshopLiteracy Walk-through at each of the above schools within 4 weeks of in school workshop Follow-up reports from each school Literacy Walk- throughFollow-up reports from each school Literacy Walk- through Facilitated Coaches in developing Literacy ModulesFacilitated Coaches in developing Literacy Modules Summary workshop with district instructional staffSummary workshop with district instructional staff –Strengths and areas for focus and improvement