LIS First Friday Updates

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March 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.

Missed Our February Bonus Sessions?

LIS Learning Series Recordings & Registration


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.


Recordings for February Bonus Sessions:

LIS in the Content Areas:



Utilizing the LIS in Arts Education

In collaboration with the NCDPI Arts Education Team, this session will specifically address Literacy within both the elementary and secondary classrooms in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. This webinar will be the beginning of a PD series specifically designed to address Literacy Processes Inherent to Arts Education. 



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Looking for Instructional Examples of the LIS in practice?

Check out our 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)!