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Executive Summary

The Colorado Literacy Framework - Promoting Effective Practice in Literacy for All Learners. Click to download .PDF document.Click here to download the .PDF document.

The executive summary reflects CDE’s voice around literacy. And describes, at a high level, the foundation for developing a P-12 literacy plan to inform high-quality literacy instruction in Colorado.

Thanks to the members of the Colorado State Board of Education for their leadership in advancing literacy achievement for all Coloradans:
Bob Schaffer, Chairman
Randy DeHoff, Vice Chairman
Elaine Gantz Berman
Jane Goff
Peggy Littleton
Marcia Neal
Angelika Schroeder

Appreciation is extended to the leadership and staff of the Colorado Department of Education for their contributions to the department’s common voice around literacy and diligent efforts to create a framework that serves all Coloradans.

Special thanks to the Colorado Literacy Challenges Advisory Committee for support in developing the Colorado Literacy Framework.

And many thanks to the following individuals for offering their perspectives on literacy, and for their specialized contributions to the project:

Sharon Gatti-Carson
Kathi Cooper
Bridgette Greene
Beth Hathaway
Debbie Hunsaker
Kim Marcum
Emily Moore
Cindy Pancer
Tina Peletier
Leslie Salmon-Zhu

Frank Smith
Mary Spencer
Sharon Van Vleck
Wendy White

Tammy Yetter

… and to the following education leaders and their staff for helping to anchor the framework in educational practice:

Vera Atilano, Intergenerational Learning Center
Wanda Clark, Kemp Elementary School
Joseph Garrett, Mesa Ridge High School
Florian Hild, Ridgeview Classical Schools
Kathy Howell, Penrose Elementary School and Helen Keller School
Stacy McKenzie, Lakewood Library
Gloria Mitchell, Byers Elementary School
Jerry Monks, Calhan High School
Mark Naill, Eaton High School
Pamela Robinson, Stratmoor Hills
Elementary School

Finally, special thanks to:

Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Professor, College of Education, Director, Center for Literacy, University of Illinois at Chicago for his guidance and support in the development of the Colorado Literacy Framework.

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