​​​The Cherry Creek Priority Standards​​​​​​

CCSD Priority Standards require a greater focus in Literacy. Rather than racing to cover ​topics in a mile-wide, inch-deep curriculum, the standards ask educators to significantly narrow and deepen the way time and energy are spent in the Literacy classroom.  The Cherry Creek Priority Standards are in alignment with the Colorado Academic Standards for college and career readiness and support the three major shifts in instruction: ​

1. Focus strongly where the standards focus.

2. Coherence: Think across grades and link to major topics within grades.

3. Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application with equal intensity.​​

​​K-5 Elementary School Literacy Standards
Kindergarten Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 1 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 2 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 3 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 4 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 5 Literacy Standards.pdf

​6-8 Middle School Literacy Standards
Grade 6 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 7 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 8 Literacy Standards.pdf

​9-12 High School Literacy Standards
Grade 9 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 10 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 11 Literacy Standards.pdf
Grade 12 Literacy Standards.pdf


Guiding Visions for Standards​
  • ​​​All students must have the opportunities and resources to develop the language skills they need to pursue life’s goals and to participate fully as informed, productive members of society.

  • These standards assume that literacy growth begins before children enter school as they experience and experiment with literacy activities—reading and writing, and associating spoken words with their graphic representations.

  • They encourage the development of curriculum and instruction that make productive use of the emerging literacy abilities that children bring to school.

  • These standards provide ample room for the innovation and creativity essential to teaching and learning.

  • They are not prescriptions for particular curriculum or instruction.

  • These standards are interrelated and should be considered as a whole, not as distinct and separable.


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