The attached Louisiana Believes “Teacher Program Guide” for the High School Literacy Guidebooks program has been annotated by ELSF to highlight the aspects of the curriculum that reflect ELSF Guidelines.
The High School Literacy Guidebooks program helps all students read, understand, and express their understanding and knowledge of substantive texts and topics. As the title of the program suggests, the guidebooks build students’ literacy. Literacy is about more than being able to read and write. Literacy is about being knowledgeable about a wide variety of texts, topics, and ideas and being able to analyze and discuss them with others. This also involves acknowledging and appreciating when others understand and interpret texts and topics differently in ways that are valid and worthy of knowing.