York County School Division Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Growth & Excellence


Objective: Literacy Models


  • Staff will evaluate the current elementary reading model and K-12 writing model to develop an integrated K-5 literacy model by June 2014. A literacy model that integrates reading and writing at the secondary level will be developed by June 2015.

    • In 2013, the Literacy Leadership Team was established and worked to research best practices in literacy instruction. This group administered a Teacher Literacy Survey and organized Parent Focus Group meetings at each of the elementary schools to help guide the work of the committee.

    • The K-5 Literacy Model was finalized in June of 2014. The major conceptual changes include an emphasis on literacy connections, a master schedule that prioritizes balanced reading and writing instruction, opportunities for student voice and choice, differentiation that meets the needs of all students, and an emphasis on the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to students.
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