The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is a way for teachers and parents or caregivers to set learning and social goals for each student. Every school year, teachers look at each student's strengths and areas of learning need, then meet with parents or caregivers of the student to discuss ways both groups can reach those goals at school and at home.
There are two sections on the ILP that are directly connected to elementary literacy: reading and writing.
At MPS, we use the Fountas and Pinnell Assessment System for determining student reading strengths and areas of growth to increase student independent and instructional reading. You can find examples of leveled books and different titles of leveled books in the links below.
The Leveled Reading Pamphlet
For more information on the different levels with examples of leveled text
Finding Leveled Books
Search for books by reading level on the Scholastic Book Wizard
For determining a student's level of writing ability, MPS refers to the Minnesota ELA Common Core Standards. The teacher may show a sample of the types of writing the class will be doing that year. Talk to your teacher about what kind of writing is done in your student's class.
For more information on the specific expectations per grade, please see the curriculum learning guides for parents.
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