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The Secondary Literacy Program is a research-based English program for grades 6–12. It is a 45- to 90-minute block that gives students instruction and practice in reading, writing, and critical thinking. Using SpringBoard curriculum from the College Board, the program's pedagogical foundation consists of the skills, understandings, and strategies identified by college faculty that students need for success in Advanced Placement courses and college-level work, and it is:
The program integrates four essential characteristics:
This Web site provides support and resources for teachers, school leaders, administrators, parents, and students on our literacy programs, instructional practices and reading and writing strategies, literacy assessments, and professional development opportunities.
Your DPS secondary literacy support staff listed below are available to collaborate with instructional leaders, teams, and individual teachers with questions related to secondary literacy instruction and resources.