A Simple Model for Achievement

By on April 13, 2016

LiteracyTA’s Achievement Triangle is a simple visual that explains how rigorous curriculum and well planned support can lead to student success. To bridge the achievement gap, teachers should raise their expectations for reading, speaking, and writing tasks and increase text complexity. Assigning more complex tasks and texts is only one part of the formula. Teachers must also offer support and scaffolds so that all students can meet their teachers' high expectations.

Students will climb and meet their teachers' expectations if they know they are supported. They will go anywhere their teacher leads them and take on any challenge if they know their teacher will help them get there. Let's narrow the achievement gap and give students the type of learning experiences they need to become confident and adaptable learners. 

One way we can support our students as they work to meet our high expectations is to assign collaborative work. When students work together, they have their peers to talk to. They have their classmates to lean on when tasks become too challenging. In collaborative groups, students learn how to work together, speak to each other in an academic tone, and find themselves leading and following in order to achieve a desired outcome. Learn how LiteracyTA supports collaborative work and student interactions in the classroom.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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