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Early Literacy

Resources that support districts and charters in implementing early literacy aligned to cognitive science (Science of Reading) and the State Literacy Plan

Early Literacy Screening

Resources to support educators in selecting screening tools that support the Universal Screening Process within DE-MTSS and DE House Bill 304.

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) Academic Screening Tools Chart

NCII tools charts display expert ratings on technical rigor of assessments and interventions. Products are reviewed by an external technical review committee of experts.

Universal Screening in Early Reading Self-paced Course

This course is intended to support educators in understanding and implementing the universal screening process, with a focus on screening for early reading difficulties.

DE-MTSS Essential Component: Data Based Decision Making

DE-MTSS Essential Component Comprehensive Assessment System uses various types of assessments to help educators and families make informed decisions about each child’s strengths and needs.

DE-MTSS Essential Component: Comprehensive Assessment System

DE-MTSS Essential Component Comprehensive Assessment System uses various types of assessments to help educators and families make informed decisions about each child’s strengths and needs.

Delaware Multi-Tiered System of Supports Self-paced Course (Module 3 – focus on the Universal Screening Process)

This course is intended to assist educators in gaining the necessary knowledge to implement MTSS to promote positive outcomes for students. This course includes a series of five modules that introduces Delaware’s MTSS framework and provide an overview of the key concepts and practices that lead to an effective MTSS.

Curriculum Based Screening Tools

In alignment with DE House Bill 304, the DDOE will release a list of curriculum-based screening tools connected to HQIM. For more information, contact Paige Morgan, ELA Elementary Education Associate.

Early Literacy Interventions

Resources to support educators in selecting and implementing interventions that support student needs based on data based decisions as part of the DE-MTSS process and DE House Bill 304

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) Intervention Tools Chart

NCII tools charts display expert ratings on technical rigor of assessments and interventions. Products are reviewed by an external technical review committee of experts.

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) Progress Monitoring Tools Chart

NCII Tools Charts display expert ratings on technical rigor of assessments and interventions. Products are reviewed by an external technical review committee of experts.

Delaware Early Literacy Initiative Self-paced Course

This course focuses on effective practices for supporting the literacy skills of students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Modules within the course include Explicit Instruction in Reading, Foundational Reading Skills, Vocabulary and Comprehension, and Intensive Intervention in Reading.

DE- MTSS Essential Component: Selection of Academic and Nonacademic Resources, Supports, and Interventions

DE- MTSS Essential Component Selection of Academic and Nonacademic Resources, Supports and Interventions establishes a process that makes certain all students receive resources and support that are evidence-based and align with existing programs and initiatives.

DE-MTSS Essential Component: Comprehensive Assessment System

The DE-MTSS Essential Component Comprehensive Assessment System uses various types of assessments to help educators and families make informed decisions about each child’s strengths and needs.

Intensifying Early Literacy Instruction

The purpose of this document is to increase the capacity of practitioners and educational leaders to support a broad range of learners who need more literacy supports to become skilled readers and writers by identifying a set of essential practices that are research-supported and should be the focus of professional development.

Delaware Multi-Tiered System of Supports Self-paced Course (Module 5 – focus on Progress Monitoring)

This course is intended to assist educators in gaining the necessary knowledge to implement MTSS to promote positive outcomes for students. This course includes a series of five modules that introduces Delaware’s MTSS framework and provide an overview of the key concepts and practices that lead to an effective MTSS.

K-3 Literacy High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)

Delaware’s Recommended list of High Quality Instructional Materials that support the full scope of the science of reading aligned to DE Senate Bill 4 and the state’s HQIM Initiative

 
Early Literacy Professional Learning

Professional Learning provided by the Department of Education to help districts and charters build capacity within their system to strengthen literacy approaches aligned to cognitive science and DE Senate Bill 4

The Delaware Early Literacy Micro-credentials

The Delaware Early Literacy Micro-credentials are part of the Delaware Literacy Plan and are aligned to the science of reading.

Delaware Literacy Plan Professional Learning Pathways Catalog

The Delaware Literacy Plan Professional Learning Pathways Catalog provides an overview of the Literacy Learning Pathway Diagram from the Delaware Literacy Plan that demonstrates how to access various modes of competency-based professional learning opportunities that lead to high-quality differentiated professional learning grounded in the science of reading research and focused on the major components of literacy.

LETRS Professional Learning

LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundation and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language.

AIM Pathways Professional Learning

AIM Pathways coursework is designed for educators who are committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn effective instructional practices that will benefit all students, including those with or at risk for language-based learning disabilities.

Coming Soon – HQIM Publisher Professional Learning Opportunities

The HQIM Publisher Professional Learning Opportunities profiles provide information from HQIM publishers aligned to curricular resources.

DE-MTSS Essential Component: Team Based Leadership

The DE-MTSS Essential Component Team Based Leadership includes educators, families and community members who share in the decision-making process for all students.

Coming Soon – Delaware Early literacy Initiative Course Update

The modules in this course are being updated to include a competency base for use within a collaborative learning environment. The Department will release updates on timing as work is completed.

Delaware Online Vendor Guide

This vendor guide provides information on partners that have been through a rigorous vetting process and their professional learning opportunities align to the science of reading.