Thursday, March 1, 2012

MARCH


Upcoming Professional Development

March 5thSix-Minute Solution-  Grades 2-12
4:15   WH Library  *See previous blog posting for a preview of this session and to register. The IISD will also have this training April 12th.

March 6th:  Centers and Stations in the 90 minute block-  Grades K-6  4:15   Room 115 at MMS.  See previous posting for preview.

March 13th and March 15th: Reading Street in the 90 minute block. Ingham ISD  4:00-7:00 PM   Register on the IISD website.

March 21st:  Secondary Reading Strategies- Grades 7-12    
Time: 3:15 Room 115 MMS 
Topic:  Discussion of Text- helping students connect and comprehend
                   
 Red Cedar Writing Project Summer Institute at MSU Click on the above link for an application. This is open to all Pre-K-12 teachers.


CCSS Resources
As conferences with parents arrive, you may find it useful to refer to this Parents' Guide to Student Success in relation to the CCSS.  These were created by the National PTA and there are versions to print in both English and Spanish in grades K-12.   


March is Reading Month

Parent Guides on Reading
Here is another resource which may be useful at conferences, there are several guides to download and print on the topic of family literacy.  Many are available in multiple languages.   Click on this Free Reading Guides Site.

We Give Books
This site contains books to read right online, in color, and are searchable by age (0 to teen). The best part of this is that each time you read a book, you give a book to an organization which provides books to needy populations all over the world.   
This makes for a great, quick read aloud and there are many popular titles.