General Instructional Guidelines
Every student has the potential to achieve some level of literacy appreciation and/or skill. Skill development depends largely on the opportunities provided within the home and school environments.
For students with disabilities, it is critical to have opportunities and experiences that are interesting, pertinent and useful. Additionally emergent literacy learning is constructive, active and interactive and is a by-product of meaningful, everyday activities in literacy and communication rich environments. Home-school collaboration is essential for fostering literacy skill development.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information related to current best practices and an array of instructional ideas, assessment tools, examples and resources. They were assembled based on Beliefs and Assumptions supported by recent emergent literacy research and by Intermediate District 287ís Philosophy of General Instructional Guidelines.
Each of our students is unique. You are encouraged to use that which is pertinent to and best supports individual strengths, interests and areas for growth.