Teacher Helping Male Pupil Studying At Desk In ClassroomThe development of literacy skills for students in grades 6-12 focuses on close reading, developing a complex line of thinking in writing, and speaking and listening for effective discussion participation.

In addition, students’ ability to critically consume and respond to texts in a variety of media forms becomes increasingly important. ┬áSo in addition to traditional literacy skills, students’ visual, digital, informational, and cultural literacy skills come into play as they read, watch, listen to, and create texts in the 21st century.

The Oakland Schools Literacy offers a variety of professional learning options for secondary teachers including:

  • on site coaching and consulting
  • lab situations involving action research
  • workshops at Oakland Schools
  • in district workshops