Lenawee Literacy

March 2019

In this edition, you'll find:

  • Reading Month Events & Professional Learning
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • Michigan Literacy Resources
  • Read Aloud Guide
  • Grant Opportunities
  • An Update from Laural Triebel

Reading Month Events & Professional Learning

While reading is vital during every month, March allows educators to be even more focused on the importance of reading, both with their students and in their own lives. Now that March has finally arrived, many events have begun in Lenawee. The LISD has some great opportunities for March.
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A 24 Hour Global Respite from Technology

This National Day of Unplugging "highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities in real time." Join the movement from sundown to sundown, March 1-2. This is a great opportunity to encourage students, families, and ourselves to unplug to reconnect. The website has toolkits, an area to pledge to unplug, and some great resources.

Join the National day of Unplugging movement!

Literacy Resources: Choosing Rigorous, Inspiring Books for Michigan's K-12 Students

If you are looking for noteworthy, recommended, and award-winning book lists that can be shared with your students and families, the Michigan Department of Education has developed an excellent list of Literature Resources with hot-linked URLs to allow you to quickly find books in nearly any category.

A guide to Reading aloud with children

Jacqueline Kennedy once said "there are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." If you are looking for some suggestions for how to read aloud with your children during their various stages of development, please review the LISD's "Guide to Reading Aloud with Children" included below.

Teacher as Researcher Grant

The "Teacher as Researcher" Grant supports teachers in their inquiries about literacy and instruction and is sponsored by the International Literacy Association. These grant studies are available for projects that focus on reading, writing, or literacy. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded. The deadline for application is fast approaching - March 15, 2019!

For more information, please review the grant page at GetEdFunding.

Literacy Updates from Laural Triebel