Early Literacy Series 1

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT DEVELOPING SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT LITERACY

This course takes a deep dive into the components of a School-Wide Reading Model. During the learning, participants will build the knowledge and capacity to create systemic literacy programs so that ALL students become successful readers. Participants will work to identify components and evaluate areas of strengths and/or needs to the building/district school-wide literacy plan.

 

The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after viewing all of the following modules.

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INTRODUCTORY MODULE

“What Do We Know About Developing Systems That Support Literacy” provides a brief overview of the series' modules; the most effective way to use/view the modules; and how to access and use handouts.

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MODULE 1: BIG IDEAS OF MTSS, CCSS, AND SWRM

This course takes a deep dive into the components of a School-Wide Reading Model. During this professional learning series, participants will build the knowledge and capacity to create systemic literacy programs that intertwine MTSS, CCSS, and SWRM so that ALL students become successful readers. Participants will work to identify components and evaluate areas of strengths and/or needs to the building/district school-wide literacy plan.

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MODULE 2: TRAJECTORY OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Literacy plays an important role in wellness, civic, economic, and social success as youth move through secondary and post-secondary education, and into adulthood. This learning module will help you explain the connections between early literacy and post-secondary success knowing it is not enough to give students a good start— we have to build on that start if it is going to have long term benefits!

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MODULE 3: ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF READING INSTRUCTION

Contrary to a popular theory that learning to read is easy and comes naturally, learning to read is actually a very complex linguistic achievement. For many children, it requires effort and incremental skill development. Moreover, teaching reading requires considerable knowledge and skill, as well as a repertoire of strategies. The good news is that we know more now than ever before about how to teach students to read. In this module, we will explore how learning to read involves five essential elements, often referred to as the “Big 5”.

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The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after viewing each series.

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