Comprehensive Literacy Plan Systemwide Commitment
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Comprehensive Literacy Plan


Like the parts of a sail, the components of a comprehensive literacy system work together and are reinforcing. Instruction must be aligned with Standards and Assessment and Assessment is used to ensure that Standards are being met. Instruction and Intervention are critical to a child’s success and is strengthened by Leadership and Systemwide Commitment. All the parts need to be present to ensure an instructional system where literacy achievement for ALL students is expected and occurs.

The SAILS framework reinforces the building blocks that lead to a shared responsibility between families, schools, and communities to ensure an environment where students can excel. A broad range of community members need to be engaged and commit to the vision of achievement for all:

  • Family members
  • Caregivers
  • Early childhood practitioners
  • Teachers
  • School leaders and staff
  • Higher education faculty
  • District Administrators
  • Medical and health care providers
  • Community members
  • Policy makers including the state education agency (OSPI), and people in professional development

As children move through the system, the same level of commitment must be present.



A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Plan: Guidance for School Leaders
What you will find:

  • Detailed recommendations for implementation

Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University
What you will find:

  • Information on district-wide improvement strategies

Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
What you will find:

  • 2005 resource to assist with implementation change by Dean Fixsen and others

System-wide Commitment


   Updated 8/27/2013

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