Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Looking for something to send off with the students for the summer? ReadWriteThink is gathering ideas. Check out engaging activities for reading and writing including poetry, trading cards, superheroes, and even constructing an argument!

More for Summer Reading:

  • Education Week Teacher has a helpful article from Donalyn Miller on things schools can do to prevent the Summer Slide.

  • Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
  •  Begins on May 1, 2012! Kids of all ages are invited to participate in an exciting global reading competition that is fun and friendly. The more kids read, the more rewards and recognition they earn for themselves and their school
    Also see their related link for Summer 2012 Booklists for ages 3-teen, and more summer reading challenge activities to download for FREE.

May Professional Development Opportunities for Literacy Instruction

Centers and Stations - May 1st 4:15-5:30 115 MMS

Fusion Reading Demo: Grades 6-12    Reading Intervention    May 3   3:30-4:30   Room 115 MMS     

     Fusion Reading provides explicit instruction using age-appropriate leveled text to effectively teach reading skills and strategies and engage students. It adapts to various instructional settings and easily adapts to multiple block schedule formats making it flexible for middle or high school.Students learn the skills and strategies necessary to become better readers, both in their reading classes as well as their other academic classes. Jamestown´s popular non-fiction texts provide the high-interest reading selections to support this program. Students in Fusion Reading have made statistically significant gains in reading scores.  *E-mail Melissa Yip to register.

Teaching Reading Street K-6  May 15 4:00-7:00  Ingham ISD

This session is for educators within the Ingham ISD service area that support Reading Street instruction. A first grade teacher  will explain how she organizes her 90 minute block and small groups using the materials from Reading Street. This session will also cover how to establish and manage small group instruction. Register here

Creating Smart Board and PowerPoint Lessons Using Reading Street Materials  K-6    May 21  4:30-7:30    Ingham ISD
Do  you want to learn how to create engaging student lessons, while saving time lesson planning? During this Reading Street Technology training session, participants will learn to use Smart Notebook Software to create Smart Board lessons and power point slides to create engaging daily lessons for their students.   A first grade teacher from Haslett will teach educators how to use Smart Notebook Software to create smart board slides to use during the 90 minute literacy block, using materials from the core program, Reading Street. Teachers will need to bring a teacher manual and Reading Street Sucessnet logins, and a flashdrive to save work on. Register here

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