DRAFT- More to come!
Essential #1- Deliberate, research-informed efforts to foster literacy motivation and engagement within and across lessons
Essential #2- Read alouds of age-appropriate books and other materials, print or digital
Essential #3- Small group and individual instruction, using a variety of grouping strategies, most often with flexible groups formed and instruction targeted to children’s observed and assessed needs in specific aspects of literacy development.
Essential #4- Activities that build phonological awareness
Essential #5- Explicit instruction in letter-sound relationships
Essential #6- Research and standards-aligned writing instruction
Essential #7- Intentional and ambitious efforts to build vocabulary and content knowledge
Essential #8- Abundant reading material and reading opportunities in the classroom
Essential #9- Ongoing observation and assessment of children’s language and literacy development that informs their education
Essential #10- Collaboration with families in promoting literacy