is a right for all students and is every educator’s responsibility
centers humanizing pedagogies of equity, joy, and cultural relevance.
extends across all disciplines. It is connected to academic content and includes building background knowledge, vocabulary and ideas about the world in which we live.
responds to the needs of all students. It can not be a “one size fits all” approach.
derives from current research, and evolves as new insights are discovered.
is comprehensive and aims at meaning-making:
In reading, effective literacy instruction includes explicit instruction in each component of the Active View of Reading including foundational skills, bridging processes, language comprehension, and active self-regulation.
In writing, effective literacy instruction includes explicit instruction across genres in process, craft, structure, conventions and spelling.
supports children’s and adolescents’ agency in becoming independent and effective communicators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers.