LIS First Friday Updates

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February 3, 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.

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New LIS Resource Available!

LIS Defined: Instructional Examples & Glossary


This document outlines the LIS (2021) in a format that includes an instructional example of what each LIS may look like in practice. The LIS appear in the left column with glossary terms in bold.  The middle column contains an instructional example of the LIS. The right column is the glossary.  The purpose of this document is to provide instructional examples that incorporate practices from each LIS for each grade-band. 


View this resource by grade-band in our LIS Toolkit (LIST)!

Don't Miss Our February Bonus Sessions!

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.


February Bonus Sessions:

  • 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

LIS in the Content Areas:



Looking for PLC Ideas for Exploring the LIS?

Check out the past two issues of the ELA SCOOP!


View elementary and secondary considerations for each LIS as well as PLC ideas, coaching questions, and notes from the field. Be sure to subscribe to our listserv to receive the 2023 spring and summer issues straight to your inbox!


Issue One: Reading Materials, Engagement, Academic Language & Vocabulary

Issue Two: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, & Fluency


Start Reading!