ELA / Literacy Shift
Rigor-Regular practice with complex text and academic language
Evidence-Reading, writing and speaking grounded in Evidence from the text, both literary and informational
Building knowledge– through content-rich non-fiction
Introduction to Reading:
-Receive modeling and explicit instruction from expert teachers for the skills and motivation to read complex materials.
-Read a wide variety of literature that appeals to their interests.
-Work with teachers ask questions
-Participate in assessments that determine their literacy strengths and needs.
-Work with a reading specialist if they have difficulty learning how to read.
-Receive support from their home and in the community.
-Cooperative learning—problem solving or sharing ideas with peers through discussions, debates, and other peer-led activities.
-Comprehension monitoring—knowing when comprehension breaks down and knowing the fix-up strategies for improving the comprehension when it does break down, such as rereading, applying reasoning, or using the organizational signals within the text.
-Using text structure—understanding that texts are organized by displaying the organization graphically.
-Answering questions—answering teachers’ questions and receiving feedback in order to demonstrate an understanding of the text.
-Generating questions—asking questions about information in the text.