Read Well By Third Grade Plan
Lakeview Elementary School Literacy Plan
The Local Literacy Plan was approved by the Lakeview School Board and is accessible on the link below. The main objective of the plan is to ensure that every student has a solid foundation of literacy skills and continue to expand the meaning of text and transfer these skills into all content areas. Quality literacy instruction provides a strong base of literacy skills which will support all students to read well by third grade and extend to later years to close the achievement gap. This will ensure that all students will be college and career ready.
Lakeview Literacy Plan Summary:
Our district adopted new K-12 literacy curriculum on June 25, 2015. The Lakeview Literacy Committee researched curriculums and the district will implement new K-12 literacy curriculum in 2015-16. The chosen curriculums align with MDE section 122A.06 subdivision 4: Definition of scientifically based reading instruction must include all 5 areas defined by the National Reading Panel; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The chosen curriculums include these 5 defined areas. McGraw Hill Reading Wonders will be used in Kindergarten and First Grade. The instruction provided in this curriculum includes a strong phonemic awareness and phonics program which are needed for a strong foundational base for early readers. Houghton Mifflin Journeys will be used in Second and Third Grade. The curriculums align with the Minnesota Academic Standards. A reading workshop model is used during core reading instruction which includes whole group, small group, and independent work. During small group reading instruction, all students are flexibly grouped by instructional level based on assessments. To enhance this curriculum, our district has an elementary library with a variety of fiction and nonfiction reading materials, covering a wide range of reading levels and interests. Each teacher also has their own classroom library where students can enjoy books. All K-3 students receive classroom reading instruction for a minimum of 120 minutes each day. Relevant technology engages students in meaningful learning activities. A variety of technologies are integrated into the curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of the district’s diverse learners.
Statement of Goals:
The goal of the Lakeview district is to assure that all learners successfully achieve the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts (2010) for their grade level. The standards are aligned with the district’s curriculum and a map is in place to ensure that the standards are taught within the time available. Learning targets are used to determine if the student has met standards. Instruction will continue until standards are met. Student data is used to determine student needs and strengths. Daily reading instruction is determined by assessment results and formative and summative assessments.
For those who are interested in learning more about Lakeview’s literacy programs, please contact:
Susanne Lee: Literacy and Intervention Coordinator 507-423-5164 x 2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org