Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. In each subject area, the ability to read and comprehend written material is of the highest importance. Supporting the development of capable readers at every level is our goal as educators, parents, and as a community. The local literacy plan for Twin Cities International Elementary School is a comprehensive plan that outlines the five essential elements of creating and maintaining a developmentally appropriate framework for all learners to reach their fullest potential. These elements are complemented by four foundational principals synonymous with coordinated change at the systems, organizational, programmatic, and practice level. This plan is developed in response to legislation adopted by the State of MN in 2010 consistent with section 122A.06 subdivision 4 - Read Well By Third Grade.