Literacy Action Team

Name of School:

Elizabeth Barrett Elementary

Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Teacher leaders driving reflective practice

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

How might we continue to improve our instructional practices to foster a strong foundation of literacy and numeracy skills?

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

The prototype:

We struck a Literacy Action Committee made of teachers from both tracks (FI and English) to work on creating common understanding and shared best practices around literacy instruction.  The committee is engaged in planning and leading much of our school-based Professional Learning Around Literacy.  We spent time creating Literacy Belief Statements, and our next steps will have us looking closely at how our assessment will further drive our literacy instruction. 

We will keep an eye on:

A standardization of diagnostic tools to help aid in planning and instruction, student work that is published and shared, consistent expectations of literacy learning , a greater understanding of vertical alignment, strengthened transition planning. 

How will we document our results:

Teachers will share best practices, success stories, and student artifacts, publication of literacy belief statements, building of teacher capacity in literacy instruction.