Alignment to Common Core State Standards
Keys to Literacy routines are tightly aligned to Common Core literacy standards and are an effective way for teachers to translate state standards into classroom practice. The standards place significant emphasis on having teachers of all subjects and grades teach reading, writing, language, and listening/speaking skills. The Common Core K-12 anchor standards require the development of literacy skills that become more complex as students move through the grades. Similarly, Keys to Literacy’s comprehension, vocabulary, and writing strategies offer consistency as students move from grade to grade and subject to subject, but teachers learn how to teach them in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the grade and content they are teaching.
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