Literacy Newsletter

January Edition

Comprehension Expectations

Are you aware of the recent update to our reading comprehension expectations for students?

For students reading on the following Instructional Levels:

Instructional Levels

A-K : Student reads at 90-94% accuracy with excellent comprehension OR 95-100% accuracy with satisfactory comprehension.


L - Z: Student reads at 95-97% accuracy with excellent comprehension OR 98-100% accuracy with satisfactory comprehension.



Important Dates in January

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 1, 1863 - Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1892 - Ellis Island opened

January 3, 1959 - Alaska Admitted to the Union

January 4, 1809 - Louis Braille's birthday

January 6, 1412 - Joan of Arc's birthday

January 7, 1782 - 1st Bank opened

January 7, 1800 - Millard Fillmore's birthday

January 8, 1935 - Elvis Presley born

January 15, 1929 - Martin Luther King's birthday

January 17, 1706 - Benjamin Franklin's birthday

January 23, 1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell first woman doctor

January 24, 1848 - Gold Rush began

January 30, 1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday

January 31, 1919 - Jackie Robinson's birthday



Reader's Theatre's


Hedgie's Surprise

Collection of Scripts

The Umbrella

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King





Professional Development

CBL Academy – Online
Register through JPLS
Session #1 - January 4th- February 8th
Session #2 - February 8th - March 14th
Session #3 - March 14th - April 18
Running Records Part 1 - register on JPLS
January 12 PDC 113 4:30 - 6:30 or
February 10 PDC Room 113 4:30 - 6:30
Running Records Part 2
January 19 PDC 102 4:30 - 6:30 or
February 17 PDC 113 4:30 - 6:30
Running Records Part 3
January 26 PDC 101 4:30 - 6:30 or
February 24 PDC 103 4:30 - 6:30
Close Reading – on line - register on JPLS
Register through JPLS
Session #1 - January 4th- February 8th
Session #2 - February 8th - March 14th
Session #3 - March 14th - April 18th
CBL Academy for Kindergarten - register on JPLS
Jan. 13th, 20, 27, Feb. 3 in room 101
Feb. 10th in room 102
Kindergarten Collaboration Meeting - register on JPLS
January 28th 4:00 - 6:00
February 25th 4:00 - 6:00
April 14th 4:00 - 6:00
Fluency - online - register on JPLS
Register through JPLS
Session #1 - January 4th- February 8th
Session #2 - February 8th - March 14th
Session #3 - March 14th - April 18th
Writing Foundations online - register on JPLS
January 24th - March 7th