Fourth Grade Literacy Greats: Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement: The Fourth Grade Literacy Greats mission is to bring all of our  fourth through eighth grade students to high levels of academic achievement.  We will do so through a challenging literacy program, with a focus on the goals of balanced literacy, including reading, writing, vocabulary, word knowledge, and reading and writing fluency.  The Fourth Grade Literacy Greats PLC will study, share, experiment, and reflect on best practices in a community that is inclusive, real, self-aware, vulnerable, committed, open, free, equal, and concerned for our students’ learning.

Vision Statement: The Fourth Grade Literacy Greats will work in a cooperative and collaborative community in order to build in ourselves and our students a common vocabulary and work ethos which honors students’ willingness and desire to learn.  We are working toward a school atmosphere that supports and celebrates individual students’ strengths and desire to learn, offers authentic opportunities to engage in literacy learning, and is built on the best practice approaches of reading and writing workshop.

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