Bakersville Embraces Literacy

Post date: Jul 20, 2016 7:26:34 PM

Literacy Collaborative: Building Teacher Expertise

The 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 Intervention (RTI)
  • 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.