K-5 literacy encompasses reading, writing, listening, speaking and problem solving for a wide range of purposes. As students learn and develop their literacy skills during elementary school, they engage in individual and collaborative work to allow for participation in a literate world. The development of students’ authentic literacies throughout this process are supported with a balanced literacy program and monitored formatively and summatively through assessments.
Our goal is to provide teachers, school leaders and districts with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement a successful literacy system to meet these needs. The Oakland Schools Literacy Team offers a wide range of professional learning for K-5 educators including:
- on-site consulting
- on-site professional development
- facilitation of lab classrooms
- study groups
- professional development offerings at Oakland Schools