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Literacy

  Literacy

What is it?

Why is it so important?

 

 

 


 

Support for Literacy at Home

Resources for All Ages

 

 

 

 


Support for Literacy Instruction in the Classroom

Instructional Coaching

For more than 50 years, research has shown teacher quality to be the most important factor in student success at school. For this reason, USD 443 places a strong emphasis on job-embedded professional learning for teachers through instructional coaching.

Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a culturally responsive instructional strategy during a vocabulary lesson.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a culturally responsive instructional strategy during a vocabulary lesson.
Students use a culturally responsive strategy to make connections to new vocabulary during a model lesson.
Students use a culturally responsive strategy to make connections to new vocabulary during a model lesson.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a vocabulary lesson as teachers and other members of the instructional team watch.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a vocabulary lesson as teachers and other members of the instructional team watch.
A team of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators reflect on a vocabulary lesson.
A team of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators reflect on a vocabulary lesson.
Katlyn Downey, Sunnyside Elementary teacher, shares insight into a lesson with her instructional team.
Katlyn Downey, Sunnyside Elementary teacher, shares insight into a lesson with her instructional team.

Literacy Partners

Dodge City Reads!

Click the books below to see & hear them being read by local community members.

More Community Partnerships

       


Literacy Events

Check back for information on exciting NEW literacy events coming soon!


Our Origin Story

DCLiNK is USD 443’s 3-year, $3 million literacy project funded by the Literacy Network of Kansas and the federal Striving Readers’ Comprehensive Literacy Initiative.

 

In July of 2018, the Kansas State Department of Education awarded a portion of the Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK) grant to Dodge City Public Schools. LiNK is funded through the federal Striving Readers’ Comprehensive Literacy Program.

Some facts about the DCLiNK project:

  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Striving Reader’s Comprehensive Literacy Program awarded to KSDE, in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, a $27 million literacy grant.
  • The state-level LiNK grant currently funds eight literacy projects across Kansas – representing 32 school districts, including USD 443.
  • Statewide, the LiNK grant will impact an estimated 88,000 learners – from birth through grade 12.
  • Each local project is awarded $3.25 million over a 3-year period to:
    • Improve literacy at the state, regional, and local levels.
    • Improve literacy growth and development, particularly for disadvantaged youth, including English learners, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.