- All students bring knowledge of language, literacies,
and communication to school.
- Literacy is within reach for all children
when they are provided thoughtful, purposeful instruction that
builds on their strengths
- Our goal as supportive adults is to help children
develop confidence to use literacy in meaningful and authentic
ways in their lives.
We want children to become joyfully literate. Our goal
as teachers is
to develop students who not only can read but want to
read and choose to read.
- Struggling readers benefit most when teachers
draw from multiple sources of research and instructional methods
order to construction
an instructional plan tailored specifically to their
needs and strengths. We do not advocate one particular method,
program, or set of materials.
Criteria for Content
Websites, instructional ideas, and other site content will
considered for inclusion on the site when it:
- Makes reading
- Emphasizes authentic use for literacy skills
- Demonstrates a positive
attitude toward students
- Builds on existing strengths/assets of
- Involves a wide variety of texts, including books,
magazines, newspapers, electronic media, comics,
types of print
- Incorporates students’ culture
and background, with a focus on making literacy
meaningful to the student