LITERACY INSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS: A POSITION PAPER October 30 th, 2014.

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<p>Mid Cumberland Core to College Curriculum Council</p> <p>Literacy Instruction Requirements for secondary teachers:a position paper</p> <p>October 30th, 2014</p> <p>IntroductionsDr. Renee Murley College of Education University of Memphis, LambuthMichelle PerriginEnglish Teacher: Arlington High SchoolELA 11-12 Core Coach / Literacy 9-12 Dr. Sutton Flynt Director of Teacher Education University of Memphis </p> <p>Susie will lead2The Southwest Core to College Curriculum Council consists of more than fifty K-12, higher education, and community leaders devoted to the alignment of literacy instruction in both our region and our state.</p> <p>Who Are We?</p> <p>Discussion of the history of our council and how we developed our focus and idea for the position paper. Susie leads.</p> <p>3Literacy Practices CrosswalkOur council determined a need to take a pulse on our current state of affairs in literacy instruction/alignment.Process:Collected Syllabi from Each Regional InstitutionEvaluated Major Components of K-12 TNCore trainingsAnalyzed Similarities and DifferencesKey Finding:Secondary Literacy courses are the least aligned with K-12 TNCore trainings</p> <p>Susie leads.4Secondary CourseAlignment with TNCore</p> <p>4-12 Literacy Instruction UnitsSecondary Literacy CoursesAnalysis of a Writing Research Simulation TaskEngaging in Rigorous ELA LessonsAcademically Productive TalkComplex Texts and SequencingSequenced, Text-Based Questions</p> <p>6-12 Literacy Intervention UnitsSecondary Literacy CoursesThe Challenge of Learning to ReadAssessing and Developing Word Recognition AbilityTeaching Syllabication and MorphologyDeveloping Fluency and VocabularyA Framework for Comprehension InstructionTeaching Spelling and Writing</p> <p>Elizabeth leads.5</p> <p>Percent of 20092013 ACT-Tested High School GraduatesMeeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks</p> <p>Note Reading CCR decline from 50% in 2009 to 36% in 2013. Michelle presents.6</p> <p>Michelle presents.7RecommendationThe council recommends that the Tennessee State Board of Education revise current state licensure standards to require that grade 7-12 teachers acquire foundational, developmental, and content area literacy skills that align with the Common Core State Standards and the International Reading Association (IRA) Professional Learning Standards for Middle and High School Content Classroom Teachers. </p> <p>Susie leads. 8Call to ActionThe Southwest Core to College Curriculum Council believes that every K-12 student deserves effective, evidence-based instruction that develops and improves his or her literacy skills. </p> <p>Susie.9</p>

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