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Reading and Writing Instruction for PreK Through First-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®

Prepare your collaborative PLC team to fully support and encourage literacy development in preK through first grade. Foster early literacy and vocabulary with insightful reading and writing strategies that boost student engagement.

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  • Understand the role PLCs and collaborative teams play in literacy development.
  • Obtain strategies and tools, such as the Pre-Unit Protocol, for unpacking and clarifying literacy standards.
  • Explore adaptable strategies and learn how to plan high-quality literacy instruction.
  • Observe how to collaboratively score assessments and conduct effective data inquiry and analysis.
  • Study the powerful impact literacy has on student engagement and equity.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher
Chapter 1: Establish Clarity About Student Learning Expectations
Chapter 2: Review Assessment Types and Formats
Chapter 3: Develop a Learning Progression to Guide Instruction and Assessment
Chapter 4: Develop Collective Understanding of Mastery Expectations
Chapter 5: Respond to Data to Ensure All Students Learn—Response to Intervention
Chapter 6: Design Lessons Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional Framework
Chapter 7: Plan High-Quality Literacy Instruction
Chapter 8: Select Appropriate Instructional Strategies
Chapter 9: Consider Equity in Literacy
Epilogue
Appendix A: PREP Template and Other Tools
Appendix B: Essential Understandings and Guiding Questions
Appendix C: List of Figures and Tables

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Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Appendix A

Appendix B

Exercises

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BOOKS

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  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dimich, N. (2015). Design in Five: Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Friziellie, H., Schmidt, J. A., & Spiller, J. (2016). Yes We Can!: General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Glass, K. T. (2017). The Fundamentals of (Re)designing Writing Units. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Glass, K. T. (2018). (Re)designing Narrative Writing Units for Grades 5–12. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Glass, K. T., & Marzano, R. J. (2018). The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2010). Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2017). The New Art and Science of Teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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