School Leader's Literacy Walkthrough for Grades K-3

The objective of this project was to create a tool, in the form of a user-friendly checklist, that will support school leaders as they determine which components of literacy and which aspects of instruction they should observe as they conduct walkthroughs during literacy instruction in K-3 classrooms. The tool is intended for school leaders' use in order to:

  • enhance literacy instruction knowledge for both school leaders and K-3 teachers;
  • provide an effective way to communicate with K-3 teachers expectations about literacy instruction;
  • specify consistent language regarding literacy components and instructional strategies; and
  • be the basis of communication and collaboration among school leaders and teachers, which, according to research, can improve student achievement.

Download the School Leader's Literacy Walkthrough Overview

Download the School Leader's Literacy Kindergarten Walkthrough

Download the School Leader's Literacy First Grade Walkthrough

Download the School Leader's Literacy Second Grade Walkthrough

Download the School Leader's Literacy Third Grade Walkthrough