K-2 Literacy Planning

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K-2 Literacy Planning by Mind Map: K-2 Literacy Planning

1. The First Six Weeks: Routines

1.1. First 20-30 school days should be spent:

1.1.1. Explicitly instructing students on expected behaviors during all components of the literacy block

1.1.2. Reference F&P Guided Reading (chapter 5) or Jan Richardson's Next Steps in Guided Reading (chapter 1)

2. Centers: Assured Experiences

2.1. Listening center 1x per week minimum

2.1.1. Focus: Complex Texts

2.2. Independent reading at the students' independent level

2.2.1. 15-20 minutes per day

2.3. Read Around the room (All kindergarten and 1st grade at DRA levels<12)

2.3.1. 1-2x per week

2.4. Extension writing from guided reading

2.4.1. 2-3x per week

2.5. Letter and Word work

2.5.1. 4-5x per week

2.6. All centers must be driving the students to meet benchmark expectations

3. Guided Reading develops strategic readers who are fluent, accurate and derive meaning through the text alongside peers with similar needs. Within this context, students are explicitly taught developmentally appropriate skills and strategies in conjunction with the District ELA Modules.

3.1. Planning

3.1.1. Framework: use either Jan Richardson's Planning sheet or the Reading Recovery planning page If you would like to use a different framework, see your principal and show that you are getting every child to benchmark and helping those who struggle to make accelerated progress

3.2. Frequency

3.2.1. On benchmark= minimum 3x a week

3.2.2. Below grade level = minimum 5x a week

3.3. Purposeful Running Records

3.3.1. Minimum of 1 per week per child

3.4. Group Size

3.4.1. Below grade level 1-3 students

3.4.2. On grade level 4-6 students

4. Sight Words

4.1. Each grade level will have a required set of words to teach to all students

4.1.1. Goal is mastery by the end of the grade level

4.2. Benchmark= Students have control of these words by th eend of the grade level

4.2.1. Control = reading and writing a word in and out of context

4.2.2. Studenst will be assessed 3 x a year out of context as part of their literacy profile

5. Vocabulary Development

5.1. Teachers will be expecte dto introduce a minimum of 250 tier 2 words per year

5.1.1. each grade level will have 100 mandatory words and150 from their own discretion

5.1.2. Words need to be visually accessible to all studnets from their desk all day long

6. Assessment/ Data Collection

6.1. Spelling Inventory

6.2. Writing Rubrics

6.3. Running Records

6.3.1. How often?

6.4. Sentence Dictation

6.5. DRA

6.6. CAP

7. Writing

7.1. Writers workshop model

7.1.1. Mini lesson

7.1.2. work time

7.1.3. conferences

7.1.4. sharing

7.2. Process writing vs. Flash Writing/On-Demand Writing

7.3. Must use ALL Lucy units for grade level as indicated by the Hilton Modules

7.4. Use rubric throughout the year - not just at the two required moments when it is submitted to the District

8. Read Aloud

8.1. Should happen a minimum of 1x per day

8.1.1. Should include fiction and non fiction

8.1.2. complex texts

8.1.3. Use for all subject areas

8.1.4. Genre study

8.1.5. May consist of the required 3 close reads per month

9. Books Going Home

9.1. Kids should take home an independent or instructional level book chosen by the teacher every day.

9.2. Students should be expected to read this book every night

10. Classroom Library

10.1. Library should consist of at least 30% nonfiction

10.2. All students should have access to books at their level that are frequently refreshed based on their independent reading level

11. Word Study

11.1. Students are expected to be taught at their instructional level

11.2. Spelling inventory 3x a year

12. Required Resources

12.1. Guided Reading by: Fountas and Pinnell

12.2. Next Steps in Guided Reading by: Jan Richardson

12.3. The Continuum of Literacy Learning by: Fountas and PInnell

12.4. Words Their Way

12.5. Units of Study by: Lucy Calkins

12.6. Prompting Guide by Fountas and Pinnell

12.7. F&P LLI Alphabet Linking Chart AND Blend Chart

12.7.1. In every child's writing folder

12.7.2. Prominently posted in every classroom

13. Sample Literacy Block Schedule

14. Whole Group Daily Mini Lesson

14.1. Close Reading

14.2. Must be on grade level or above text associated with standard and module

14.3. May consist of the required 3 close reads per month

14.4. Balance explicit direct instruction with module standards