5: Standards-Based System - Downloadable PDFs

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Standards-Based System: Have you ever felt like a juggler, trying to keep all of the standards' expectations in motion? How can we unite all of the working pieces together in a standards-based system? This illustrative tool helps to create a big-picture visual of the key components in a standards-based system necessary to increase student achievement. Designated writing instructional time builds upon a strong, base foundation for success. The side scaffolds of grade-level-specific standards and standards across grade levels team to define rigor. Core curriculum instruction, designed to meet learner needs and backed by research-based strategies, is delivered through a direct instruction model with differentiated feedback. All data is collected, synthesized, and then poured back into the system to clearly pinpoint effective instructional changes. Every educator needs this visual in mind to increase student achievement!

  • Standards-Based System (Color, 8.5" x 11")

Literacy Frameworks: How do we move students from learning a new concept to owning it independently? How do we create confident, independent readers and writers? These conceptual tools illustrate the integration of a balanced-literacy and standards-based approach to teaching reading and writing. The Reading and Writing Frameworks highlight key aspects of direct instruction from "I demo it" to "We do it" and "You try it" to "On your own." Educators use these frameworks for systematic instruction in which students benefit from the varying levels of support and multiple opportunities for independence.

  • Reading Framework (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • Writing Framework (Color, 8.5" x 11")