Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: School-wide and Center-wide Practices

Michigan has made it a priority to address negative literacy trends in our schools. This introductory course outlines the 10 essential instructional practices that apply to school-wide and center-wide curriculum and intend to increase the proportion of children reading proficiently by third grade. You will be informed on using research-based methods that systematically impact learning and support literacy development through collaboration with stakeholders and implementation of Multiple Tiers of Supports. This course is part of the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy series.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize the state of Early Literacy in Michigan and your role in a systematic improvement process,
  • Assess your current knowledge of Early Literacy teaching methods,
  • View videos featuring experts who will explain how each essential practice relates to and builds upon one another, and
  • Discover examples of other schools effectively implementing methodical and systematic literacy instruction.

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What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

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Michigan Virtual