In the Northshore School District, literacy instruction involves the integration of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking. Over time, the K-12 Literacy Pathway develops student ability to think, create, question, solve problems, and reflect in order to participate effectively in a democratic, multi-cultural society.
The NSD literacy plan along with the OSPI ELA Menu of Best Practices and the Common Core State Standards provide the foundational building blocks of a comprehensive literacy system:
- Core instruction and interventions aligned to standards.
- Assessments and data that support learning and teaching through early identification for additional literacy support and progress monitoring.
- Professional learning opportunities to improve pedagogy and to support student literacy outcomes.