Literacy Programs

  • K-12 Literacy Mission

    To develop independent, skillful, and confident readers, writers, communicators and thinkers by providing every student with authentic and rigorous learning experiences through a balanced and disciplinary literacy approach and culturally responsive lens.

    Middle School student holding a book

    Belief Statements

    We believe it is the responsibility of all District stakeholders to guarantee that students are given:

    • Extended stretches of time to read authentic texts, write for authentic situations, write the kinds of texts seen in the world, and to write for varied audiences.
    • Access to direct, explicit instruction and practice at or above grade level.
    • Access to texts diverse in culture, complexity, genre, topic, etc.
    • Opportunity to choose what to read and writing topics meaningful to the writer.
    • Opportunity to observe a proficient readers and writers as they read and think aloud.
    • Opportunity to read like writers; to study and emulate a wide variety of mentor texts written by a diverse group of authors.
    • Opportunity to cycle through the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
    • Opportunity to enhance understanding through talk.
    • Timely, descriptive feedback tailored to specific strengths and crystal clear goals
    • Demonstration of what it means to live a richly literate life.
    • Routine word study or grammar instruction and multiple opportunities for practice in context.

    -Above Belief Statements Adapted from Lucy Calkins

Get in Touch

  • Instructional Support Facility
    5416 S. Riviera Way
    Centennial, CO 80015

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Last Modified on May 6, 2019