Literacy Enhancement

Welcome to South Kingstown High School’s
Literacy Enhancement Program’s  

What is literacy?
Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and communicate effectively.  

What is the Literacy Enhancement Program?
The Literacy Enhancement Program consists of a freshman and sophomore course designed to provide support to students reading below grade level.  All students in the program have a Personal Literacy Plan.  Curriculum is directly connected to the GSEs.  Progress is measured through the teacher’s assessment of work samples and the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test(s) which is administered half-way through and at the end of the school year.  Throughout the program, students receive both direct and guided instruction in the following areas: decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

What is a Personal Literacy Plan?  

According to RI law, all children who are reading below level must have a Personal Literacy Plan (PLP). A Personal Literacy Plan is designed to help students, families, and teachers work together in the areas of literacy. The PLP will help guide appropriate instruction targeting the following specific areas of literacy development:
·Decoding: (process of converting the printed word into its spoken form)
·Fluency: (accuracy and rate with which students read)
·Vocabulary: (body of words students must understand in order to read with text fluency and comprehension)
·Reading Comprehension (constructing meaning from text)

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Updated by Angela Christina and Shannon Stanton 2010