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Literacy Squared Overview

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    1. Literacy Squared Overview

    2. Literacy Squared Instructional Approach that supports the SKSD Comprehensive Literacy Model Developed by Researchers in Colorado Springs under direction of Dr. Kathy Escamilla, who holds successful history in programs that are effective for English Language Learners. Seeing results after 3 to 5 years show positive correlation in English Literacy growth. Goal to support children who speak a language other than English to become proficient in English Faster Focus of Reading and Writing in English begins in kindergarten rather than waiting until students transition at 2nd or 3rd grade Builds upon the skills they develop in Spanish Language Literacy- Early Exit Model is supported

    3. Components of Literacy Squared Spanish Literacy Literacy-Based ESL Oral Language Development- Focus on Oracy Explicit Connections Between Spanish and English

    4. Literacy Squared Goals Attention to the quality of instruction as well as language Encourage literacy development simultaneously in two languages Make cross-language connections Biliteracy development

    5. Teacher Training Team of Researchers provide Training and school visits throughout the year Monthly teacher trainings developing Literacy Based ESL lessons Monthly Spanish Literacy Training Summer program provides opportunities for students as well as training for teachers.

    6. Comprehensive K-12 Literacy Model