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Literacy Framework

Literacy Framework
Through a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), MPS is implementing a new literacy framework in fall 2021 that will dismantle the systemic racism and classism of literacy instruction in the District in order to better serve ALL students.
Framework vision: MPS will affirm and cultivate learners’ language and literacy development centering identity, joy, and critical thinking.
Framework mission: Our mission is to ensure that all learners from birth to adulthood are empowered, inspired, and engaged participants in multicultural local and global societies. We prioritize language development and literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and exchanging ideas) through culturally-sustaining curriculum and instruction to achieve equitable educational outcomes in our communities.
Framework student outcomes
  • Read, write and comprehend texts at grade-level or higher.
  • Engage in authentic literacy practices that cultivate multifaceted identities, criticality, intellect, skills, and joy.
  • Be partners in their literacy education and view literacy as a path to social change and equity.
  • Find liberation and agency as fluent readers, writers and speakers.
Framework commitment to families
  • To know their learners’ literacy strengths and areas for continued growth and can support their learners’ development.
  • To see themselves as partners in literacy through co-creation of learning and oversight in decision-making.
  • To see their identities, cultures, and languages are honored and embedded in student literacy learning. 
  • To perceive school communication as positive, ongoing, and accessible.