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.

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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
  • webinars
  • professional development offerings at Oakland Schools