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K-3 Literacy Plan

A K-3 Literacy Plan was developed in Fall 2019, including a comprehensive framework and action steps to guide instruction and ensure all students are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.  This document serves as a companion piece to the new Missouri Literacy Plan (August 2019), developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The Kirkwood plan also aligns with building-based literacy goals at each elementary school.  A more comprehensive K-12 literacy plan will be shared with the Board of Education in April.

Kirkwood’s Literacy Plan is modeled after the Missouri Literacy Plan, organized around five key components:

  • Leadership & Sustainability
  • Standards-Based Curriculum
  • Intentional Instruction, Intervention, & Enrichment
  • Assessment
  • Partnerships


Kirkwood K-3 Literacy Plan