LIS First Friday Updates

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January 6, 2023

English Language Arts




In an effort to keep stakeholders informed, the NCDPI ELA Team provides monthly updates that contain the latest announcements and current news regarding the Literacy Instruction Standards. These updates are sent every first Friday of the month.

For information regarding the LIS, in addition to these First Friday Updates, please visit the Literacy Instruction Website and view the timeline that details the progress of the LIS implementation.


FAQ Spotlight

When will PSUs receive their LIS Form Feedback?


LIS Forms were due on December 15, 2022.  LIS Form Feedback is being completed on a rolling-basis; feedback will be sent in the order forms were received. PSUs should expect their feedback no later than November 15, 2023, as stated in SB387.  View the FAQ.

lis scoop

Winter Issue of the ELA SCOOP Now Available!

LIS Series Issue 2: Winter 2022

Phonological Awareness, Phonics, & Fluency


Over the 22-23 school year, this series of The SCOOP will focus on providing more context on quality literacy instruction through the lens of the Literacy Instruction Standards (LIS). Over the course of four issues, readers can expect to take a deeper dive into key literacy components and their standards.  Each section will also have a “Try It” suggestion for educators and PLCs to reflect on and adapt their current instruction.


This issue focuses on the LIS Components of Phonological Awareness, Phonics, & Fluency and includes elementary considerations, secondary considerations, and "Try It" suggestions for K-5 and 6-12 educators and PLCs.


Start Reading!


*This issue as well as the Fall Issue on Reading Materials, Engagement, and Academic Language & Vocabulary can be found in the ELA LiveBinder.

Professional Learning

LIS Learning Series


Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, there will be a series of professional learning involving multiple content areas.  The LIS are to be used by all teachers in every content area for core instruction.  This
series will focus on integrating the Literacy Instruction Standards (LIS) into standards-aligned content area instruction. These sessions are open to K-12 educators.

Bonus LIS Learning Series Sessions Added!

  • LIS for PK-5: February 7, 2023
  • Integrating LIS: Content Area Literacy: February 14, 2023
  • Writing Strategies for K-5: February 21, 2023
  • Improving Reading for Secondary Students: February 28, 2023