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Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy. A resource for the critical elements of curricula and instruction for children birth through grade 12. www.ksde.org/literacy. Activating Prior Knowledge. What Is Literacy ? With an elbow partner, take 3 minutes to craft a definition of literacy.

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kansas guide to learning literacy

Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy

A resource for the critical elements of curricula and instruction for children birth through grade 12.

  • www.ksde.org/literacy
activating prior knowledge
Activating Prior Knowledge

What Is Literacy?

With an elbow partner, take 3 minutes

to craft a definition of literacy.

discussion
Discussion

What Is Literacy?

What ISN’TLiteracy?

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Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy

A resource for the critical elements of curricula and instruction for children birth through grade 12.

  • www.ksde.org/literacy
the need
The Need . . .
  • Districts, schools, administrators, teachers, and parents want more guidance and information regarding literacy instruction.
  • www.ksde.org/literacy
kansas state department of education
Kansas State Department of Education
  • committed to developing a statewide literacy framework that supports the needs of the educators and parents in Kansas.
  • created an internal workgroup at KSDE to begin researching and developing the Sunflower Literacy Project.
development timeline
Development Timeline
  • Synthesized available research in the Kansas Sunflower Literacy Project (Fall 2010).
  • Secured a Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant from USDE to assist in writing the statewide literacy plan (Fall 2010).
  • Created a state literacy team to guide the development (Winter 2010/11).
development timeline cont
Development Timeline (cont.)
  • Recruited literacy experts to refine the content based on research (Fall 2011).
  • Revised and expanded the Sunflower Literacy Project into the Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy (KGLL).
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Development Timeline (cont.)
  • Invited feedback from educators
    • State Literacy Team
    • Focus Group
    • Public Comment (Spring 2012).
  • Revised documents based on feedback from all groups (Spring 2012).
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Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy

The Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy is a

comprehensive cross-curricular literacy guide to

advance learning from birth through grade 12.

www.ksde.org/literacy

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Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy

Documents created:

Birth – Five Years of Age: Language, Listening, Speaking;

Foundations of Reading; Foundations of Writing

Kindergarten – Grade 5: Reading (Informational

Text, Literature, Foundational Skills, Interventions); Writing,

Speaking and Listening, Language

Grades 6-12: Reading (Informational Text,

Literature, Interventions); Writing, Speaking and Listening,

Language

kgll connections
KGLL Connections
  • Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy (KGLL) enhances and supports content in the Early Learning Standards (Birth – Five Years of Age).
  • KGLL aligns with the Kansas Common Core Standards (KCCS).
  • KGLL enhances and supports teachers with the KCCS.
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Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy

A resource for the critical elements of curricula and instruction for children birth through grade 12.

  • www.ksde.org/literacy
kgll activity
KGLL Activity

In small, grade-band-alike groups:

  • Select one (or more) section(s) of the KGLL to examine (e.g., Language, Reading Informational, Writing, Reading Literature, Speaking & Listening, etc.)
  • Discuss the following questions:
    • What do you notice and appreciate about the KGLL?
    • How might the KGLL be used?
    • What elements listed in the KGLL do you recognize as already in place in your building/district?
    • What elements listed in the KGLL appear to be new to your building/district?
contacts
Contacts

Kris Shaw

Suzy Oertel

Visit:

www.ksde.org/literacy

(785) 296-5060soertel@ksde.org

(785) 296-4926kshaw@ksde.org