Literacy includes reading, writing, and the creative and analytical acts involved in producing and comprehending text. From Read to Succeed: Kentucky's Literacy Plan, developed by the Kentucky Literacy Partnership, June 2002.
Literacy Planning Webinars
The National Reading Panel (NICHD, 2000) identified vocabulary as one of five major components of reading. Its importance to overall school success and, more specifically, to reading comprehension is widely documented (Baker, Simmons, & Kame’enui, 1998; Anderson & Nagy, 1991).
Below are resources to assist teachers in designing vocabulary instruction. While these resources are arranged into various content areas, it is important to note that most strategies can be modified and applied across the curriculum.
Content Approaches to Vocabulary Instruction- SS.pptx
Navigating Text Complexity Webinar
Navigating Text Complexity is an easy-to-use website developed with teachers in mind, assisting in understanding text complexity issues that are key to standards implementation. The site is complete with video examples, sample documents and templates for working through text complexity within individual school’s or PLCs. This module is meant to guide the reader through the website by taking a live look at each of the pages, highlighting the information and application of the website.
Literacy Planning Pt 1 Team and Plan PDF
Part 1 - Literacy Planning WebEx Recording - March 13, 2012 - Windows Media Player
Literacy Planning Pt 2 - Professional Learning
Part 2 - Literacy Planning WebEx Recording - March 29, 2012 - Windows Media Player
Literacy Planning Pt 3 Instruction-Intervention PDF
Part 3 Literacy Planning WebEx Recording - April 16, 2012 - Windows Media Player
Literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): An Elementary Connection
This webinar provides background information on the NGSS as well as explains the architecture of the document. Using a draft NGSS item focusing on Earth’s Surface Systems, integrated literacy/science instructional strategies and resources are shared. Highlighted strategies include the use of quadrant close reading, incorporation of a compare and contrast graphic organizer and utilization of the Jigsaw strategy given specific reader roles.
Literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): A High School Connection
This Literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards narrated presentation provides an overview of how high school students can use the KY Virtual Library to gather and evaluate credible text (RST.9-10. 11-12.8) that correlate to a physical science performance expectation from the January draft of the NGSS (HS-PS4-g). Sample rubrics are shared as well as a discussion frame.
Standards for Literacy in the Technical Subjects
During this webinar, participants will review the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in the Technical Subjects and examine strategies for their implementation within the Career and Technical classroom.
Literacy Without Limits: Help for Struggling Students, Grades 4-12
Produced in partnership with KDE's Early Literacy Branch, this DVD-ROM resource showcases strategies that content area teachers can use to help students who struggle with literacy. It features 90+ video clips shot in classrooms across Kentucky. KDE is providing a free copy of this resource to every public school in the state, and the DVD-ROMS are posted online at www.literacywithoutlimits.org. Please take a moment to visit the web site. You'll find that Literacy Without Limits is thorough, accessible, and useful for 4-12 teachers in multiple subjects and classroom settings.