Scholars should use metacognitive strategies and critical thinking to construct a deeper comprehension of student chosen diverse texts that encompass a variety of genres. The structures of these genres should also involve writing through student chosen topics.
Scholars should engage in the balanced approach to literacy development through reading, writing, and word study. These encompass explicit instruction, guided practice, collaborative learning, and independent reading and writing. These lay the foundational blocks for strategic reading, writing, and analytical thinking across all disciplines.
ACTIVE STUDENT LEARNING
Scholars should participate in authentic literacy activities where they work collaboratively to listen and respond through conversations about their reading and writing. Purposeful and intentional integration of interactive and engaging reading and writing tasks allow students to have a deeper understanding of vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies as well as the writing process, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to communicate their ideas effectively.