During the 2012-2013 school year, we will implement research-based instructional strategies focusing on: Fry's High Frequency Word levels (K-2), vocabulary (K-5), literary text (3-5) and writing applications & process (K-5) to improve students' reading accuracy, fluency, vocabulary, writing and reading comprehension skills. Our school goals are: all students without state exemptions will pass IREAD-III in 2013, 90% of students will achieve the district spring NWEA target reading scores by 2013, 90% of students will pass ISTEP+ bu 2013, and 90% of students will reach their Fountas & Pinnell spring grade-level target.
Do, Our Steps are:
August/September: Each grade level reviews research and resources and collaboratively PDSA's strategy, motivation, and parent involvement action plan for 2012-2013.
September-May: Research-based instruction and teacher collaboration. Fry assessments are given (by September 19, December/January, and the week of May 23). Continue writing book study 45-minute delays (K-5) to implement and utilize the Fountas and Pinnell reading bookmark assessments 3 times a year (K-5) to implement interventions and determine small reading groups and reteaching needs.
We will Study by:
Teachers will evaluate individual student, classroom, and grade-level results from the Fry, vocabulary, and Fountas and Pinnell assessments; Literacy Action Team will evaluate trend data from: Fry Assessments, NWEA, ISTEP+, and IREAD-III; Literacy Action Team will study research-based best reading practices and the Reading Framework (will study results while plan is implemented during the 2012-2013 school year).
Results will be shared through: Fry K-2 grade-level graph on the bulletin board near the cafe for students, school data wall, newsletters, meetings/conferences with parents, updates for staff, morning announcements, etc.