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What Is Your Role?

The ultimate goal of every elementary school teacher should be to ensure that every student reaches high levels of literacy.

You can achieve this goal by:

  • instilling in your students a lifelong love of reading and writing
  • building a community of learners in which students feel safe and are comfortable taking risks
  • delivering a balanced literacy program that is relevant to your students’ lives
  • building strong home-school-community connections
  • ensuring that ongoing, equitable assessment drives your instruction
  • ensuring that talk is the foundation of all literacy activities
  • building on your students’ unique identities and diverse experiences to ensure that they are motivated and actively engaged in their learning
  • building critical-thinking and critical-literacy skills into your program so that students will become active and responsible citizens
  • participating with your colleagues as an active member of a professional learning community

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