Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Grades K to 3

Document

Released Fall 2016

Modules

Released 2017 – Enroll Now

Sample Videos

Available on YouTube

Document

The purpose of the document is to increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s literacy by identifying a small set of research-supported instructional practices that could be the focus of professional development throughout the state. The focus of the document is on classroom practices, rather than on school- or systems-level practices (which will be addressed in a future document). Research suggests that each of these ten practices can have a positive impact on literacy development. We believe that the use of these practices in every classroom every day could make a measurable positive difference in the State’s literacy achievement. They should be viewed, as in practice guides in medicine, as presenting a minimum ‘standard of care’ for Michigan’s children.

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

This document is intended to be read in concert with Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy, Prekindergarten. There is important overlap and continuity in these two documents, and some children will benefit from instructional practices identified in the prekindergarten document beyond the prekindergarten year

Modules

K-3 Essential Online Training (Enrollment Guide)

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Videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 1 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 1, Bullet 1: Goal Setting Sample Video

K-3 Essential 1, Bullet 2: Choices in Reading and Writing Sample Video

K-3 Essential 1, Bullet 3: Collaboration Sample Video

K-3 Essential 1, Bullet 4: Writing for a Purpose Sample Video

K-3 Essential 1, Bullet 5: Motivation Sample Video

K-3 Essential 2 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 2, Bullet 1: Conceptually-Related Read Alouds Sample Video

K-3 Essential 2, Bullet 3: Vocabulary in Read Alouds Sample Video

K-3 Essential 2, Bullet 4: Higher-order Discussions Sample Video

K-3 Essential 2, Bullet 5: Instructional Strategies During Read Alouds Sample Video

K-3 Essential 3 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 3, Bullet 2: Coaching Reading in Small Groups Sample Video

K-3 Essential 3, Bullet 3: Small Group Fluency Instruction Sample Video

K-3 Essential 3, Bullet 4: Small Group Literacy Strategies

K-3 Essential 4 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 4, Bullet 1: Rhyming & Blending Sample Video

K-3 Essential 4, Bullet 2: Sorting Pictures by Sound Sample Video

K-3 Essential 4, Bullet 3: Sound Boxes Sample Video

K-3 Essential 4, Bullet 4: Blending Sounds in Words Sample Video

K-3 Essential 4, Bullet 5: Spelling with Sounds Sample Video

K-3 Essential 5 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 5, Instruction in Letter-Sound Relationships Sample Video

K-3 Essential 5, Assessment Sample Video

K-3 Essential 6 videos of sample practices

Essentials 6, Bullet 1

Essentials 6, Bullet 2

Essentials 6, Bullet 3

Essentials 6, Bullet 4

Essentials 6, Bullet 5

K-3 Essential 7 videos of sample practices

Essentials 7, Bullet 1 Sample Video

Essentials 7, Bullet 2&3 Sample Video

Essentials 7, Bullet 3&4 Sample Video

Essentials 7, Bullet 5 Sample Video

K-3 E7 Playlist

(playlist + individual videos)