Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February

Upcoming PD

 K-6 
February 7th : Organizing Reading Street Materials
  4:15-5:15    MMS Room 115 
We'll look at videos and pictures of how other teachers have organized the materials on Reading Street for more efficient use and teaching.  Please share your own ideas as well.
Some materials will be available to take with you. Register here



March 6th: Literacy Centers/ Stations/ Independent Activities 
 4:15-5:15   MMS Room 115
We'll look at independent literacy activities students can do after whole group instruction while you are meeting with small groups.   Please also bring ideas to share.  Register here.

7-12 
Reading Strategies for Secondary Teachers
 3:15 -3:35 MMS room 115
January 18th, February 1,  15,  29,  March 21
These 20 minute sessions will introduce or refresh a reading strategy connected to CCSS informational reading. 

 Our February 1st topic will be Text Structures: the definitions of common types, graphic organizers students could use for them, and how to summarize.
 
Cool iPad Apps to support Literacy

I've discovered several early literacy apps for my own children, but many K-12 teachers have also shared some with me that they use with students.
Noodle Words:  This is a cute way for preschool and early elementary students to review vocabulary.


Smarty Pants School: This assesses preschool- 2nd grade students on ABCs, letter sounds, and sight words, and then designs appropriate practice games.

A+ Pro:  This app helps high school students review SAT vocabulary.

Check this site each Friday for free and reduced apps for kids.

Thanks to all who share these apps with me!
 

**Did you also know about the IISD iPad PD Series?