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Data and Evidence


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Literacy Data Analysis Template - Use this template to reflect on your class/school literacy data and come to meetings prepared! By identifying students who are at/above grade level, as well as the students who are below grade level expectations, you will be ready to begin the planning process for literacy support. By identifying areas of weakness such as; comprehension, fluency or accuracy, and giving some thought to planning for support, you will be well on your way to establishing a literacy support plan for your students.

Literacy Screen Information - Are you considering implementing a literacy screening tool for your school? Use this interactive template as a guiding process to determine a tool best suited to your school’s needs.


Examining Literacy Screens
- Not sure which literacy screen is right for your school? Check out this document with links to 10 of the most common literacy screens employed by schools.

Literacy Assessment: What Everyone Needs to Know - Literacy assessment needs to reflect the multiple dimensions of reading and writing and the various purposes for assessment as well as the diversity of the students being assessed. Provided by the International Literacy Association | 2017


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Best Practice


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Literacy Strategy Lesson Planning - Determine a literacy strategy beneficial to your students and pick a mentor text well suited for modelling this strategy. Choose the pages you will be stopping at and detail how you will be modelling the strategy from particular excerpts from the text.

Literacy Planning Template - Use this template to take stock of the current reality of your literacy block and reflect upon any changes you can make for how to include more of the areas that matter in literacy instruction.

Literacy Resource Inventory Template - You want to make sure you know exactly what you have for literacy instruction before purchasing additional resources. It’s not until you take stock of what you do have for whole, small and independent contexts that you’ll know where the gaps are. Here’s a template to use for capturing the literacy resources within your classroom or the school at large.

Every Child, Every Day - The six elements of effective reading instruction don't require much time or money—just educators' decision to put them in place. Authors Richard L. Allington and Rachael E. Gabriel

What I've Learned About Effective Reading Instruction - Using data from a lengthy study of first- and fourth-grade teachers in six states, author Richard L. Allington concludes that enhanced reading proficiency rests largely on the capacity of classroom teachers to provide expert, exemplary reading instruction — instruction that cannot be packaged or regurgitated from a common script because it is responsive to children’s needs.


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Intervention


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Intervention Spanning the Tiers
- Intervention is most effective when planned with careful consideration to student need, trained staff, and purposefully scheduled groupings. This template will help determine scheduling needs and training required as well as give an overall picture of the range of planned interventions.


What Works Clearinghouse
- find what literacy interventions work based on the evidence, developed by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Intensive Intervention - Literacy Strategies to Support Intensifying Interventions, developed by the National Center on Intensive Intervention


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Continuum of Supports sample - Are you looking for an easy reference tool to use at collaborative team meetings? This document provides an overview of the continuum of supports currently used in your building or in your organization and is built collaboratively with staff.


Continuum of Supports


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Literacy Framework sample
- Looking for a document to express your organization's beliefs and practices around literacy? A school or division wide literacy overview provides this as an outline of tier 1 instruction. This document provides a sample of an organization overview.


Continuum of Supports sample
- Are you looking for an easy reference tool to use at collaborative team meetings? This document provides an overview of the continuum of supports currently used in your building or in your organization and is built collaboratively with staff.



Culture of Literacy


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Literacy Action Plan
- Are you looking for some guidance to organize and plan literacy goals? This template helps lay out specific goals, and their related timelines, resources and intended outcomes.

Building a Culture of Literacy - Ideas for making literacy the foundation in your school by Linda Jacobson


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