Means of Communication & Interaction

Learn about the importance of students having ways to communicate, whatever the means, to engage in literacy learning.

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Knowledgeable Others

Learn about the need for more knowledgeable others to provide instruction, to support and problem solve learning challenges, and to help students experience the value and joy of reading.

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Comprehensive Instruction

Learn about each of the elements of daily comprehensive instruction that are required for a student to learn to read with comprehension and to write to convey thinking.

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Repetition with Variety

Learn about how teachers can provide repetition with variety to students opportunities to use new information in familiar experiences.

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Cognitive Engagement

Learn about instructional practices that teachers can apply to promote cognitive engagement and support students in turning their brains on and engaging because they want to engage, not because they have to complete the task.

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Cognitive Clarity

Learn about the importance of having cognitive clarity, understanding why you are doing what you are doing, for teachers, classroom staff and students alike.

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Personal Connection

Learn about the power and necessity of students making personal connections to the curriculum and practical ideas for teachers to promote these critical connections.

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Significant Time Allocation

Learn about the amount of time to allocate in the daily classroom schedule for students to learn to read, write, and communicate more effectively.

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