ADOLESCENT LITERACY

RESEARCH AND RESOURCES

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IES Practice Guide: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices (2008)

This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students.

 

NC DPI ELA Adolescent Literacy Guide: Grades 4-12

Guide for ELA/Literacy Educators to unpack the IES Improving Adolescent Literacy Practice Guide above.

 

IES Practice Guide: Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9 (2022)

This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations that teachers can use to deliver reading interventions to meet the needs of their students.

ADOLESCENT LITERACY READINESS FOR CHANGE

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Readiness for Improvement Planning Tool

Tool to help teams explore the beginning stage of implementation planning.

* Please submit to your instructor prior to attending the Adolescent Literacy Overview Session.

ESTABLISHING AN ADOLESCENT LITERACY TEAM

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Literacy Leadership Team Building Guidance Tool

Check out this Team Building Guidance Tool to ensure you have all the essential roles and understand how they support implementation efforts.

 

 

Establishing an Adolescent Literacy Team Webinar

Webinar that provides resources to help Literacy Leadership Teams explore the beginning stage of implementation

ADOLESCENT LITERACY
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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Adolescent Literacy Overview: Schoolwide Planning

6-hour session for literacy leadership teams to attend, covers recommendations to consider when establishing a schoolwide plan targeting 4th-12th grade content literacy for all students.

 

 

Reading Research to Classroom Practice

40-hour science of reading course presents specific evidence-based strategies using explicit, multisensory, systematic instruction. Topics include Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Word Recognition, Spelling, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.

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NC DPI NC SIP is the first State Department of Public Instruction to be accredited by IDA for a Science of Reading (SoR) course (Reading Research to Classroom Practice)

 

Please find these professional learning opportunities on the NC SIP Event Calendar

COACHING AND FIDELITY RESOURCES

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IES School Leader Guidelines Walkthrough/Checklist: Grades 4-12

This tool is designed to assist school leaders in observing specific research-based practices during literacy instruction in a systematic way in grades 4-12. The tool aims to help school leaders conduct brief and frequent walkthroughs throughout the school year to gather data that supports instructional decisions and programming.

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Guidelines for Selecting a Reading Program

Teams can use this tool to help evaluate programs for teaching students who are at risk or experiencing difficulty acquiring reading and spelling skills.

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Fidelity Observation Forms

Fidelity data helps drive professional-development decisions. Fidelity processes encourage educator accountability and foster trust among teams. You can use the link above to find various fidelity measurement tools for literacy programs as well as a self-reflection tool for literacy instructional practices.

2020 SIM INITIATIVE AWARD

The SIM Initiative Award has been created with regional SIM Updates in mind for an opportunity to celebrate regional accomplishments. It is given to individuals or teams that have demonstrated determination, creativity, resourcefulness, and vision in providing students with the opportunity to benefit from the Strategic Instruction Model.

 

Congratulations to Rick Powers, Teri Queen, Laura Dendy, and Laura Marsden, consultants in the Program Improvement and Professional Development (PIPD) section of NC Department of Public Instruction. For additional information, please select the following link, 2020 SIM Initiative Award.