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Elementary Literacy

Kindergarten - Grade 5

The National Reading Panel (2000) and Ohio’s Plan references the Big Ideas of Reading. The 5 Big Idea of Reading are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. In kindergarten through grade 5 children move through the language and literacy continuum which includes emergent literacy, early literacy and conventional literacy.


Teaching Reading in Elementary School

Ohio’s focus on literacy encompasses birth through grade 12. According to Ohio’s State-Wide Literacy Plan, children learning to read do so in phases on a continuum.  Children in elementary school are in an emergent, early, or conventional literacy phase.


Reading-Tiered Fidelity Inventory
Reading-Tiered Fidelity Inventory allow districts to look at the 3 tiers of literacy instruction happening in their district and create a school-wide reading plan.


Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading.  SST 16 provides professional development to help identify students and how to provide evidence-based reading instruction to Students.


Reading Achievement Plans/Local Literacy Plans

A Reading Achievement Plan/Local Literacy Plan is a district plan for raising Student achievement in reading. Reading Achievement Plans and Local Literacy Plans should be aligned to the State of Ohio Literacy Plan.  

Professional Learning Opportunities
Spring 2019 Offerings Date
Rock Your Literacy Block Session 1: Oct 19, 2018
Session 2: Feb 5, 2019
Session 3: Apr 1, 2019
Literacy Leaders Network

Feb 20, 2019 (AMESC)
Feb 27, 2019 (OVESC-Marietta)

May 1, 2019 (AMESC)
May 13, 2019 (OVESC-Marietta)


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SST16 Consultant

kim miller

ally trew