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Defining our Literacy Commitments What does it

like when we are building literate lives?


Bold terms are common language we want all students to know.
Commitme
Look-Fors
Noticings
nt
Wonderings
1. Studen Read to Self for long stretches of time
6th 45 min
ts will
5th 40 min
read
for
4th 35 min
long
3rd 30 min
stretch
2nd 25 min
es of
1st 20 min
time.
K 15 min
Set goals to build stamina
DRA Level 1-24 folder or tally
marks
DRA Level 24+- log with
pages/minutes; or a list of books
completed

2. Studen
ts will
receiv
e
explici
t
instruc
tion in
the
skills
of
profici
ent
readin

Daily reading minilesson


(Connection, Teaching Point, Teaching,
Active Practice, Link)
Meeting student needs through guided
reading groups or conferences
Daily read-aloud (separate from
minilesson) models integrated use of all
strategies (real, fun reading)! *May happen
outside of LA block.

Defining our Literacy Commitments What does it


like when we are building literate lives?
Bold terms are common language we want all students to know.
g.

3. Studen
ts will
have
the
opport
unity
to talk
and
someti
mes to
write
in
respon
se to
texts.
4. Studen
ts will
read
highinteres
t,
access
ible
books
of
their
own
choosi

Long-term reading partners talk about books on nearly


daily basis
Students turn-and-talk during minilesson and readaloud
Students stop and jot
-Use symbols or sentence-starters to jot ideas; has postit notes or Think Mark or notebook in which to jot
Students grow ideas (prompts to help students build
upon or respond to one another)

Students have opportunities to book shop


before reading workshop so Read-to-Self
time is spent actually reading.
Students choose lots of good-fit books;
class systems guide students to finding the
next book theyll love.
Students at a DRA Level 24+: their next
book-on-deck is lined up and ready to go;
student carries book between home and
school and may use a reading life folder
or reading life baggie to keep track of
reading materials.
Students at a DRA Level 1-24-: Student

Defining our Literacy Commitments What does it


like when we are building literate lives?
Bold terms are common language we want all students to know.
book box has approx. 10 books ready to
ng.

5. Studen
ts will
receiv
e
explici
t
instruc
tion in
writing
as well
as in
readin
g.

read throughout week; student may baga-book each night to read in addition to
other books with parents at home.
Daily writing minilesson
(Connection, Teaching Point, Teaching, Active Practice,
Link)
Guided writing groups or conferences
Using similar writing process
-collect, plan/rehearse, draft, revise, edit, publish