Promoting Effective Practice in Literacy for All Learners
The Colorado Literacy Framework issues from the mission of CDE to "provide all Colorado children equal access to quality, thorough, uniform, well-rounded educational opportunities in a safe, civil environment” and the vision that “all children in Colorado will become educated and productive citizens.”
The elements of the “Colorado Literacy Framework” define the parameters for a “consistent voice around literacy with which to address literacy challenges… that will provide a foundation for focused support from CDE.”
Elements of the Colorado Literacy Framework:
- The integration of the Five Components of Reading must inform CDE’s literacy initiatives.
- Early learning experiences support literacy development in young children.
- Research-based instructional approaches fostering communication skills, including oral and written language, promote access, opportunity and academic achievement.
- Purposeful, direct, explicit, and systematic instruction is valuable for continuous literacy achievement.
- Student learning and motivation are enhanced by a connection to cultural experience and personal relevance.
- Valid and reliable student literacy achievement data support grantees and constituents in measuring success of initiatives.
- Collaboration among education professionals, family, and community is essential to improved student literacy achievement.
- All students benefit from literacy instruction provided within a multi-tiered system of support that provides students instruction that is needs-based, intensive and of sufficient duration toaccelerate learning.