The Comprehensive Literacy Model

  • What is the Comprehensive Literacy Model?


    The Comprehensive Literacy Model is a school-reform initiative where well-trained literacy coaches demonstrate and model for classroom teachers research-based teaching methods and practice in the essential components of a balanced literacy program (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and the writing process). Classroom teachers then implement these same methods through collaboration with the Literacy Coach. This initiative is based on research that clearly indicates that a school system and student learning does not improve unless teachers continually learn, collaborate, and problem-solve together around teaching and learning issues. The Comprehensive Literacy Model has resulted in dramatic gains in student performance in schools across the country that have adopted and successfully implemented the model.  Sheboygan, Appleton, Madison, Pembine, and D.C. Everest are a few of the districts in the state of Wisconsin that have adopted this model.  The Comprehensive Literacy Model calls for regular, frequent, and intensive discussions about student progress and instructional improvement. Our students and our teachers are the beneficiaries of this model as everyone grows in literacy together. (For more information about the Comprehensive Literacy Model, visit their web site at 

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    Why is this important for me and my child?


    This year your child has the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a Comprehensive Literacy Model classroom!  The literacy instructional block will be enhanced by all the research-based strategies being used and implemented. This quality instruction will facilitate the development of self-regulated and lifelong learners.  Students will be participating in reading and writing genre studies, author studies, and language studies in whole group, small group, and individual settings.