Reading and Writing
CCC Collaborative Literacy is a powerful way to organize literacy instruction. The innovative modular programs that make up the Collaborative Literacy suite?Being a Reader, Being a Writer, and Making Meaning?foster students? ongoing development as readers, writers, and caring members of the classroom community.
More importantly, these programs give teachers support to implement a set of practices that help students take responsibility for their thinking and behavior. Collaborative Literacy offers an alternative to traditional textbook instruction through the power of the Collaborative Classroom. The programs can be used together or individually to address the core skills traditionally taught in the language arts block.
Students develop literacy as a result of multiple experiences with authentic literature. Students hear literature read aloud and have daily opportunities to read, write, and discuss ideas in response to texts. The CCC Collaborative Literacy suite provides coordinated reading and writing instruction that addresses the full recommended daily language arts block for kindergarten to grade 5.
Strategically construct understanding through rich conversation about texts
Comprehension strategies help students to synthesize and summarize
Help for teachers to build ongoing, meaningful writing workshops
Students develop as writers using mentor texts in a variety of genres
Whole-class instruction combined with developmentally appropriate small-group instruction that meets each student where they are academically
Authentic reading experiences with controlled-vocabulary texts and quality children?s literature