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Teaching Literacy in Tennessee

Literacy instruction is, and has been, a top priority for teachers and schools across Tennessee. As such, the department has released a suite of resources in support of early literacy instruction.  In 2016, the
department published the Vision for Third Grade Reading Proficiency as a first step toward defining what proficiency looks like for students in the early grades and beyond.

In May 2017, the department released a practical guidance document called Teaching Literacy in Tennessee, which serves as the department’s “how” resource for teaching literacy.  This suite of materials also includes Teaching Literacy in Tennessee:  English Learner Companion and the Dyslexia Resource Guide.

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Date/Time/Location Topic Webinar Information

May 17, 2017 4 p.m. CDT
Webinar, with some groups meeting in-person

Overview of Teaching Literacy in Tennessee
with Commissioner McQueen

Powerpoint

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June 8, 2017 10 a.m. CDT
Webinar only

Interactive read alouds

Powerpoint

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Password: Tennessee1

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Interactive Read Aloud Webinar Videos:

1.      The Impact of Interactive Read Alouds

2.      Academic Talk in Action

3.      Teacher Think Alouds and Vocabulary in Action

July 13, 2017 10 a.m. CDT
Webinar only

Shared reading

Powerpoint

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Password: Tennessee1

Videos

Webinar Survey

August 10, 2017

4 p.m. CDT
Webinar only  

Strong practices to meet the needs of all learners

Powerpoint

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Password: Tennessee1

Webinar Survey

 


 

 

SCIENCE

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE - August 2018 Release

Grade K Unit Starter (Grade K Unit Starter Student Packet

Grade 1 Unit Starter (Grade 1 Unit Starter Student Packet

Grade 2 Unit Starter (Grade 2 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 3 Unit Starter (Grade 3 Unit Starter Student Packet


LIFE SCIENCE - August 2018 Release 

Grade K Unit Starter (Grade K Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 1 Unit Starter (Grade 1 Unit Starter Student Packet

Grade 2 Unit Starter (Grade 2 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 3 Unit Starter (Grade 3 Unit Starter Student Packet)

 

UNIT STARTER REVISED TEXT SETS (For units in connection with Earth Science and Life Science.) Revised text set lists for Teaching Literacy in Tennessee: K-3 Unit Starters in Connection with Science

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

CHANGE - October 2018 Release

Grade K Unit Starter (Grade K Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 1 Unit Starter (Grade 1 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 2 Unit Starter (Grade 2 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 3 Unit Starter (Grade 3 Unit Starter Student Packet)

INTERDEPENDENCE - Expected release by the end of December 2018

Grade K Unit Starter (Grade K Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 1 Unit Starter (Grade 1 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 2 Unit Starter (Grade 2 Unit Starter Student Packet)

Grade 3 Unit Starter (Grade 3 Unit Starter Student Packet)


Vertical Concept Alignment for Teaching Literacy in Tennessee: K-3 Unit Starters in Connection with Social Studies