Literacy Essentials

Michigan Literacy Essentials

 Essentials Documents

The purpose of this document is to improve children’s literacy in Michigan by identifying effective practices that can be implemented at the organizational or systems level.

This document focuses on prekindergarten best practice as knowledge and skills developed at preschool age predict later literacy achievement.

The purpose of the document is to improve children’s literacy by using a small set of research-supported instructional classroom practices. The use of these practices in every classroom every day could make a big difference in literacy achievement. They should be viewed as a minimum ‘standard of care’ for our children.

The purpose of the document is to improve children’s literacy by using a small set of research-supported instructional classroom practices. The use of these practices in every classroom every day could make a big difference in literacy achievement. They should be viewed as a minimum ‘standard of care’ for our children.

  • Essential Instructional Practices in Content Literacy (6-12) Coming soon!

This document was developed to support students’ success on the SAT, and to build the literacy skills that students need for career and college readiness. It is also part of a larger list of curated SAT resources focusing on the evidence-based Reading and Writing and Essay portions of the test and can be accessed online by visiting MAISA Curated Reading/Writing SAT resources.

As standards are being reviewed, there is an emphasizes on developing career and college ready skills and disciplinary learning.  These practices include reasoning and arguing using evidence, critiquing another’s argument, making one’s thinking public, interpreting complex text, and participating in and supporting a culture of talk.

Additional Resources

Michigan Department of Education This link provides information about Michigan’s 3rd grade reading law and resources to help support developing literate students in our state.