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 early literacy essentials for grades K through third is to improve children’s literacy in Michigan. Professional development throughout the state can focus on this set of research-supported literacy instructional practices for daily use in the classroom. Emphasis is on the younger elementary child since literacy knowledge and skills developed in these early grades predict later literacy achievement.

Early elementary education can help improve literacy proficiency outcomes. Expert research suggests that each of the 10 practices outlined in this document can have a positive impact on literacy development.

The use of these practices in every Michigan classroom every day can make a measurable, positive difference in the state’s literacy achievement.

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)

Click on the link below to select the courses you would like to register for.

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 Sample Video

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

K-3 Essential 6, Bullet 1: Interactive Writing Experience Sample Video

K-3 Essential 6, Bullets 2&4: Daily Writing Opportunities Sample Video

K-3 Essential 6, Bullet 3: Writing Strategy Instruction Sample Video

K-3 Essential 6, Bullet 4: Mentor Texts Sample Video

K-3 Essential 6, Bullet 5: Instruction in Capitalization, Letter Formation, and Sentence Construction Sample Video

K-3 Essential 7 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 7, Bullet 1: Intentional Vocabulary Building Sample Video

K-3 Essential 7, Bullets 2&3: Vocabulary in Read Aloud Sample Video

K-3 Essential 7, Bullets 3&4: Vocabulary in Content-Area Discussion Sample Video

K-3 Essential 7, Bullet 5: Morphology Sample Video

K-3 E7 Playlist

(playlist + individual videos)

K-3 Essential 8 videos of sample practices

K-3 Essential 8: Providing Access to a Wide Range of Texts Sample Video

K-3 Essential 8: Organizing and Presenting Reading Materials Sample Video

K-3 E8 Supporting Independent Reading Sample Video

K-3 E8 Playlist

(playlist + individual videos)