This page will serve as a guide to the "lingo" used throughout the district with regard to various components of our literacy initiative. The goal is for all of us to have a "common vocabulary."

Any member of the Literacy Support Network may contribute to this page by adding concepts/terms or by adding definitions to listed concepts/terms. Feel free to add a concept or term even if you aren't sure what it is - someone else will be able to add an explanation and/or relevant links for more information.


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6 + 1 Traits
The 6 1Trait Writing framework is a tool for teachers to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of "good" writing. The framework allows teachers and students to use a common language that focuses their attention on areas of strength and weakness as they strive to improve writing. The traits are ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation.

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ABLE- A Balanced Literacy Education
ARI - Accelerated Reading Intervention



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Cornell Notes
CRISS- CReating Independence Through Students and Strategies



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ELL- English Language Learner
ELPS- English Language Proficiency Standards




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Formative Assessment
Frayer Model- a graphic organizer used to help students deepen their understanding of a key concept or content-specific vocabulary term by analyzing its essential and nonessential characteristics, drawing an illustration, or giving examples and non-examples. (Frayer, Frederick, and Klausmeier, 1969)



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Graphic Organizers



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HAPG- HISD's curriculum Horizontal Alignment Planning Guide


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K-W-L chart-- a graphic organizer used to help students predict and connect new information with prior knowledge. (Ogle, 1986)



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Lexile- a common measure that is used as an education tool connecting readers with reading materials.



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Marzano- designed research-based strategies for increased student achievement.




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Neuhaus
Neuhausprovides professional development for educators in research-based methods of literacy instruction. Neuhaus training provides teachers with research-based strategies and materials to teach reading, writing, and spelling to all students.


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PLC- Professional Learning Community
Protocols- Framework to deepen understanding of a text and examine student's work according to that text.




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Reading First - Program that focuses on putting proven reading instruction in classrooms
Readers/Writers Workshop- Instructional model to promote literacy in an ELA classroom
RAFT- a writing to learn strategy that allows students to process information by writing about it in a nontraditional format. (RoleAudienceFormatTopic) (Vandevanter, 1982)


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SSI- Student Success Initiative
Summative Assessment
Strategies- an intentional plan that is flexible and can be adapted to meet the demands of the situation.




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TALA- Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies
TMSFA- Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment
TPRI/TEJAS Lee- Texas Primary Reading Inventory/Spanish Assessment



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