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The Durham Public Schools Comprehensive Literacy Framework illustrates the structure of literacy instruction in Durham Public Schools. 

  • The Goal: The center circle represents the goal of all literacy instruction, to develop learners that communicate effectively.
  • The 5 Pillars of Literacy: The smallest ring includes the 5 Pillars of Literacy, key literacy instruction concepts that foster the integration of evidence based literacy strategies into all classrooms.
  • Learning Standards & Outcomes: The middle ring features the 5 strands of the Common Core College & Career Anchor Standards for Literacy in all subjects and 21st Century Learning Outcomes.  These encompass student learning outcomes, basic literacy competencies and technology use and integration.
  • Literacy Learning & Instruction in All Classrooms: The outer ring lists the curricular areas that provide literacy development opportunities for students to become college and career ready.

Download the entire Durham Public Schools Pre-K - 12 Comprehensive Literacy Framework document.