Each one of our Carroll County Public School students will purposefully and critically engage texts and communicate with accuracy, clarity, and impact.
The CCPS Literacy Mission of Carroll County Public Schools is to develop the ability to access, understand, organize, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources for multiple purposes.
We BELIEVE each ONE of our students will be able to read and
comprehend for different purposes including enjoyment.
Therefore, we will provide every student explicit literacy instruction
in all contents that promotes the transfer of reading
skills relevant to academic and personal needs.
We BELIEVE it is our responsibility to ensure current research-
based instruction on the five components of reading to each ONE of our students.
Therefore, we will provide explicit instruction on the five reading
components: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and
We BELIEVE every student will progress in literacy.
Therefore, we will support, monitor, and communicate progress with
students and parents.
We BELIEVE developing mindful communicators who are able to Read,
Write, Think, and Speak begins:
One School System at a time-
Therefore, Carroll County Public Schools will demonstrate
consistent commitment to content-based literacy improvement.
One School at a time-
Therefore, each school will monitor high expectations for
One Teacher at a time-
Therefore, we will provide teachers opportunities to build skills
and knowledge that expand their capacity to support literacy needs
of every student.
One Child over time-
Therefore, we will increase communication about students’ literacy
progress as they transition between grades and school.
Balanced Literacy Pre-K- Grade 5
Carroll County Public Schools uses a balanced approach to teach students literacy skills, including an integration of multiple modalities aimed at guiding students towards proficiency and lifelong reading. The balanced literacy approach is characterized by explicit instruction and the use of authentic texts. Our literacy program includes instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and oral and written communication. These skills are taught through read alouds, differentiated small group instruction, shared reading, shared writing, writing workshop and written response to reading across disciplines. Students are instructed through a structured literacy program using both fiction and nonfiction texts through the McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Program and the Carroll County Public Schools Humanities curriculum.
For Additional Information, contact
Supervisor of Elementary English, Reading and Language Arts