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10 Features of the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model




Feature 1: A Framework for Literacy

Uses a workshop approach for meeting the needs of all students within an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum.

Feature 2: Coaching and Mentoring

Uses contingent scaffolding, coaching cycles, and a gradual release model for increasing teacher efficiency.

Feature 3: Model Classrooms

Creates constructivist settings where teachers meet together to apprentice one another in implementing the literacy framework.

Feature 4: High Standards

Based on the Common Core Standards and professional standards that align with specific benchmarks along a literacy curriculum.

Feature 5: Comprehensive Assessment System

Includes a school-wide seamless assessment system with mulitple measures for evaluating success.

Feature 6: System Interventions

Includes Reading Recovery and small group interventions in grades K-3 and supplemental group interventions in grades 4-12.

Feature 7: Collaborative Learning Teams

Uses authentic contexts for learning, including study groups, book clubs, peer observations, cluster conferences, and demonstration.

Feature 8: Well-Designed Literacy Plan

Includes short and long-term goals with specific benchmarks for continuous literacy improvement.

Feature 9: Technology for Learning

Uses technology to learn about the world, including searching for information, communicating with others, and creating new products

Feature 10: Spotlighting and Advocacy

Techniques for disseminating information on the model, including news releases, articles, school reports, and presentations.