Literacy Instruction & Support

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The Literacy Instruction and Support division (LIS) provides student services, along with teacher development, that enhance literacy among Native Hawaiian children attending Department of Education schools on Moloka‘i Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i and O‘ahu.

Kamehameha Schools LIS division supports the learning of students in select State of Hawai‘i Department of Education schools in the area of literacy.

LIS services are strategically located within KS-definied target communities and where the student population is at least 50-percent Native Hawaiian.

LIS’ In-School Literacy services work with students to build a strong literacy foundation through inquiry and culturally based instruction of reading, writing, oral language and content integration (science, social studies and math).

The After School Literacy services focus on bringing together literacy, the inquiry process and service and leadership.

The ʻOhana Literacy Program gives family and caregivers the ability to be full partners in the child’s education. ʻOhana workshops are offered at each of the schools with other LIS services and are meant to provide families with a relevant cultural approach to literacy while bridging the classroom with literacy strategies for use at home.

For information on the LIS programs provided through Kamehameha Schools, call (808) 534-8364.

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