Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June

Literacy Instruction: End of the Year Activities

1. Story Starters for End of the Year Writing:

START WITH WHO

• The person I most enjoyed having in class was...
• The person who most surprised me in class was...
• I’ll never forget the day that ...

...OR WHEN...
• The first day of school was...
• Definitely the best time in class was...
• The best class we had was...

...OR WHAT...
• I most enjoyed learning about...
• The hardest thing to understand was...
• I will always remember that ...
• I am most proud of the fact that this school year, I...



2. Literacy Keepsakes to take home at the end of the school year.



3. Digital Literacy- An End of the Year Digital Scrapbook



4. -Ways to keep kids motivated at the end of the year
- Laura Candler


5. End of the Year and Summer Reading Lists to Share:


-See these Scholastic lists and tips and others to keep students reading during the summer.

- End of Year and Summer Reading Lists.

-NCTE Books for Summer Reading

-RIF- Summer Reading for all Kids



Literacy Learning for the Future

2011 Education Policy Platform

This position statement from the NCTE calls for funding to advance literacy learning for all students. Read the entire statement at the link above.