Superintendent’s Memo #072-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 23, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  The English Literacy Web Page

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the posting of a Web page for English Standards of Learning (SOL) in the area of literacy.  The English Literacy Web page supports the 2010 English Standards of Learning and provides resources related to literacy from birth through grade twelve.

The English Literacy Web page contains Virginia’s State Literacy Plan as submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as a part of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program.  It also contains English Standards of Learning progression charts for reading, writing, grammar, and research.  The progression charts identify the grade level at which specific skills are formally introduced in the 2010 English Standards of Learning.  The page presents instructional resource links to assist families and teachers.

The English Literacy Web page is available on the Department of Education Web site.

For additional information, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585; or Thomas Santangelo, elementary English and reading specialist, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at Thomas.Santangelo@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3203.

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