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.”
Some Elements of the Colorado Literacy Framework:
- The integration of the Five Components of Reading must inform CDE’s literacy initiatives.
- 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.