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Guiding Principles for Literacy

  • Literacy propels independent thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and new literacies.
  • Standards-based and disciplinary literacy instruction accelerate student gains.
  • Literacy is a fundamental part of instruction in all disciplines.
  • Evidence-based instructional approaches transform an emergent reader into a skilled reader and lifelong learner.
  • Administrators and school leaders are change agents with the power to create and support a culture of literacy.
  • Teachers as adaptive experts have the most impact on student learning.
  • Family and community members are essential partners in promoting a culture of literacy.


Dyslexia Professional Development Indiana ELA Standards Literacy Framework

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