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Literacy

Understood as the ability to read, write, and use arithmetic , traditionally, LITERACY in more modern expansions of language, ... its meaning includes the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge and use dominant symbol systems of a particular culture.  

 

Research has found that in teaching LITERACY, there is an empirical link between school leadership and student achievement. 

 

 

Methods

We Challenge Teachers' Knowledge 

Assisting Teachers in expanding their knowledge in literacy instruction: 

1. Literature Alive Read Aloud

2. Small Group Learning Intensive

3. High Impact Writing Prompt 

4. Classroom Environment

 

We Challenge Teachers' beliefs about literacy

Teachers observe high quality literacy environments where they observe demonstrations of exemplary practices:

Our Student Experiences are Organized in order to

  • Provide appropriate input
  • Use language in authentic ways
  • Provide context
  • Design activities with a purpose
  • Use task-based activities
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Use an integrated approach
  • Address grammar consciously
  • Adjust feedback/error correction to the situation
  • Include awareness of cultural aspects of language use

 

We Challenge Teachers' Practices

We bring unfamiliar strategies and paradigms out of the theoretical esoteric and exoteric realm into disciplined habitual practices while transforming their classroom into a literacy rich environment.