Powerful Literacy Instructional Practices
Use literacy-based assignments to support the learning of literacy and content standards

Publication August 20182 pages(18V15)

This quick-reference guide presents examples of teacher and student behaviors and learning artifacts found in classrooms that embrace six Powerful Literacy Instructional Practices.

  • The literacy-based assignment includes an authentic written product in which students cite evidence from reading complex texts that are aligned to the depth of knowledge of the standards.

  • The lesson sequence supports or scaffolds the learning of literacy and content standards through explicit instruction.

  • Clear and measurable learning targets are established and communicated to the students and assessed by the teacher.

  • Literacy strategies or mini-tasks involving reading, writing, speaking and/or listening are embedded into lessons to support the learning of skills and content.

  • Student discourse is integrated to support student ownership of learning.

  • Formative and summative assessments are used in all aspects of the learning process.

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