The Essentials

The path to raising student achievement is not a direct line from funding to outcome. High levels of student achievement will result only when core instructional practices are defined and educator and system supports are in place to contribute to literacy success for every student. These include the instructional practices ( PreK , K-3 ) recommended for use in every classroom every day, school-wide and center-wide essentials in every school and center, and coaching essentials in use by every coach.

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Prekindergarten

Research-supported instructional practices that can have a positive impact on literacy development.

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Grade K to 3

Research-supported instructional practices that can have a positive impact on literacy development.

Essential School-Wide and Center-Wide Practices in Literacy

School-wide

Systematic and effective practices that can be implemented at the organizational level.

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Coaching

Research-supported literacy coaching practices that support powerful job-embedded, ongoing professional learning

Essential Instructional Practices Compilation Book

A compilation of all Essential Instructional Practices in one book. These booklets can be purchased by districts from International Minute Press at (517) 323-7777. Request copies of the “Coaches’ Essentials Booklets”. Booklets with tabs are $6.13 per book and without tabs for $4.00 per book.

Literacy Theory of Action