Saturday, March 1, 2014

March

Literacy Education in the United States

Remodeling Literacy Learning Together

     The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) has shown that educators' most powerful learning experiences come from working with their colleagues.  In a recent survey, NCLE wanted to find out if schools and districts are taking a capacity building or incentive driven approach to putting the CCSS for literacy in place. The graphic below illustrates their findings:
*See that entire report HERE
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Literacy Initiatives at WISD

     On February 27th, teachers of all subject areas, instructional coaches, and administrators met with Literacy Leaders of Washtenaw and Livingston counties to plan for literacy instruction implementation in their buildings.  If you missed it, please view the highlights below for updates on Writing Collaborative and Reading Apprenticeship. 


*Upcoming Writing Collaborative and Reading Apprenticeship Training for Teachers:



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Cool Websites for Literacy Integration

NEWSELA
  Would you like unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles? Newsela has new CCSS aligned articles everyday and it is free! 

Graph of the Week
Part of being literate means being able to read, comprehend, and write about graphs.  Graph of the Week  provides graphs, questions for reading and thinking about them, and writing prompts for each graph, and it is all free! 
*Thanks to Brandon Szwejkowski of Milan Area Schools for sharing these at our Writing Collaborative meeting! 

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Other Literacy PD this Spring & Summer

  • Inkstains- A summer writing camp for students middle and high school students.