Early Literacy

State of Early Literacy: August 2018

This update aims to refine our Early Literacy strategy based on learnings to date and in light of changes across the Oakland eduction landscape.

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LitMap

LitMap is a joint effort between the Oakland Literacy Coalition, Oakland Unified School District, and Rogers Family Foundation, with the goal of mapping literacy resources across the city of Oakland. The hope is that LitMap will be used by school leaders and decision-makers, teachers, partner organizations, and community members, to get a better sense of the literacy service providers available to best serve our students and families.

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Literacy Assessment Explainer: Measuring Third Grade Reading Proficiency

The Literacy Assessment Explainer outlines the three literacy assessments used by the Oakland Unified School District and the State of California.

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states, and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

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OUSD Balanced Approach to Literacy Implementation Guide

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has developed a Balanced Approach to Literacy (BAL) Implementation Guide to provide a basic introduction to how the District defines this work, outline how the different components of the approach work together, and share links to resources to help teachers implement the approach into their classroom.

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