RSS Literacy Framework
Focus on guided reading
Components of Balanced Literacy
Guided Reading: The teacher introduces material at students' instructional level.
Shared Reading: The teachers and students read preselected text together.
Interactive Read Aloud: The teacher reads a preselected text to students.
Independent Reading: Students read a text of their choice, on their independent level.
5 Components of reading instruction
Phonemic Awareness – the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words.
Phonics – the understanding that there is a predictable relationship between sounds and letters; the ability to map sounds into letters and recognize common patterns.
Fluency – the ability to read with accuracy, and with the appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing.
Vocabulary – the knowledge of words, their definitions, and context; refers to words individuals use to communicate effectively when speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Comprehension – the understanding of meaning in text; making meaning what we read- the reason for reading– finding and constructing meaning in text.
The Literacy Coach
How does the literacy coach support all teachers?
- Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching to assist with aligning your teaching to appropriate standards, curriculum, and assessments
- Observe in every classroom once per month and provide constructive feedback within three days of observation
- Conduct model lessons in classrooms (when you request this), with a post conference within three days to discuss best practices
- Accompany you as you observe other teachers and discuss best practices observed
- Provide professional development to help develop instructional practices
Knollwood Student Reading Achievement Data
Knollwood District Difference
3rd Grade 41.12% 52.67% -11.5%
4th Grade 30% 47.74% -17.74%
5th Grade 34.07% 47.24% -13.17%
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"Guided reading is a highly effective form of small-group instruction. Based on assessment, the teacher brings together a group of readers who are similar enough in their reading development that they can be taught together. They read independently at about the same level and can take on a new text selected by the teacher that is just a little more challenging. The teacher supports the reading in a way that enables students to read more challenging text with effective processing" (Fountas and Pinnell, The Continuum of Literacy Learning, p 239).
The Literacy Framework Requires us to focus on 6 components of guided reading. These will be the areas we develop during PD and in meetings with the literacy coach.
Before/After reading texts
District's expectations for guided reading