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The Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom

Under the direction of MAISA, CEDER leads the development of sets of instructional practices for literacy development, starting with a document for grades 6–12.


The General Education Leadership Network (GELN) of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) is organizing the development of sets of aligned instructional practices for literacy development across the P-12 grade span. The Design Coordinator at CEDER has been working as one of the lead researchers, and as a member of the leadership team of the secondary education level initiative, to develop and disseminate the document directed at grades 6-12. This set of instructional practices is meant to drive teacher professional learning around literacy statewide with the longer term of goal of improving students’ literate proficiencies across content areas and academic domains over time.