OUSD Early Literacy Update May 2021

Dear Oakland Community,No work we do is more important than ensuring our youngest students learn how to read and write. As our communities demand racial and social justice, it must also be our collective call as educators to guarantee the basic right of literacy for each and every student. Considering the long-standing inequities in access to literacy and the impact on life outcomes of our children, now is the time to invest in early literacy and unite around shared goals for all students. Developing our students into fluent and confident readers will open pathways to college, career, and community impact. 
Language & Literacy FrameworkThe new TK-5 Language and Literacy Framework lifts up our collective values and what we believe is critical to include in a strong literacy program.  We thank all of the teachers, tutors, principals and community members who provided input on the framework!
We encourage you to learn more about this work:Visit our website about ELA Curriculum AdoptionRead about our commitment to literacy as part of the OUSD 2021-24 Strategic PlanCheck out the April 29 update about Early Literacy from Superintendent Johnson-TrammellTune into the virtual Board meeting tonight during which OUSD staff will share the TK-5 Language and Literacy Framework as part of a presentation on the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum adoption process.
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