posted Jul 20, 2016, 12:26 PM by Katherine Josef
updated Oct 10, 2016, 7:59 PM by Angela Berg
Literacy Collaborative: Building Teacher Expertise
Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive school improvement model
based on the extensive work of literacy experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su
Pinnell. The focus is on
building in-district and in-school capacity for improving the literacy
achievement of all students. The rigorous curriculum is based on a
comprehensive language and literacy framework that includes a wide range
of individual, small-group, and large-group reading, writing, and word
study instruction guided by ongoing assessment.
Bakersville School embraces this model through the following:
- Tiered instruction meeting the requirements of Response to
- A comprehensive instructional literacy framework
that includes readers' workshop, guided reading, writers' workshop, and
language and word study.
- Training for a school-based literacy coach who will provide
professional development and coaching to teachers at the school site.
Through ongoing professional development and coaching, teachers learn to
differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students,
improve their teaching practice, and create a more cohesive professional
community and student learning environment.
- Development of a school leadership team that supports and
facilitates the school improvement process. The team analyzes student
achievement data, monitors program implementation, evaluates program
results, and communicates with the greater school community.