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Manor ISD's Texas Literacy Initiative

The Top 5 Literacy Updates

Happy Monday CBLTs,

As we prepare to work on this week in Project Share, please keep the following literacy updates in mind:

#5: The work in this module is the same for ALL age/grade levels, but the decisions you make, action steps you choose, etc. will differ from campus to campus.

#4: This week, all age/grade levels will work on Lesson 3 of the TSLP Process Module. The email correspondence from David Murphy indicates that each site/campus-based leadership team has until March 9, to submit their Lesson 3 Assignment and complete the quiz. Since MISD will be on spring break next week, I highly suggest that each campus completes and submits their assignment on Friday, March 7. Before uploading your Assignment, please make sure you have followed the proper naming conventions outlined in the Workgroup Forum.

#3: Based on my Project Share Observations, this week's lesson focuses on successful ways that campuses can support and communicate their plan of action to their entire campus. How will you do this? First, ensure that you have created a successful timeline for implementation. Most importantly, you do not have to try and build Rome in a day. Once you create this solid plan of action, know that it can be implemented over a course of time. This could be over the next 3 - 6 months or even in a year. Remember…begin with the end in mind! This is key to effective implementation of your selected action step.

#2: Members of the District Grant Implementation team will be visiting your campus meetings throughout this semester to offer support on the TSLP Process Module. If your team's meeting time & date changes for any reason, please notify that member in advance. Click on link for the support schedule. Be sure that you are viewing the Spring 2014 tab: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AplVtUz1z85TdFZlOUtKc283aTlib3ZJMWpyR3M0MVE&usp=sharing

#1: On tomorrow, we will be having our Data Informed Plan training. Each campus should have designated one person from their team to serve as the DIP expert. This person is required to attend the upcoming training. More information about the date, location, necessary tools, and ways to enroll in the session are embedded below. See you in the morning!

Always with digital literacy in mind,

Felicia Turner, TLI District Liasion

Data Informed Plan Training Will Be Rescheduled Due to 2 Hour Delay for Manor ISD

Tuesday, March 4th, 9am

Central Administration Building, Board Room

This will be a hands - on training session. While any CBLT member that wants to learn more about the DIP is welcome to attend this training, pre-identified DIP Experts from each CBLT are required to attend. Use the link below to register for this course in Eduphoria. You will receive credit for this session

Participants will need to bring to this session the following information:

  1. Laptop
  2. Campus Implementation Inventory Map
  3. A hard copy of their campus DIP or Pre-Literacy Language Development Plan
  4. Campus Smart Goals (you will need the link to the document you worked on at the MOY meeting)


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

We have $200, now what?

The TLI team is extremely excited about the upcoming family literacy nights for each of the campuses. We are even more excited about partnering with the Bilingual/ESL department on this venture. Each campus has been allocated $200 to help support their spring family literacy nights. I have included a sample break-down of how you could use your funds.


  • $150.00 – food items such as pizza, hot dogs, cookies, drinks, or snack items (no full dinners can be purchased with the monies)
  • $50.00 – Supplies (no prizes can be bought with the funds)
  • $200 - Your campus can choose to purchase supplies from campus funds, and use the entire $200 for food items.

Campuses will be responsible for ordering their own food items and providing TLI/Bilingual & ESL Department with an original receipt for reimbursement. These receipts should be submitted no later than one week after your scheduled event. If you have any questions, please contact any member of our district grant team.


  • Special Revenue Report (form will be sent directly to the principal)
  • Overview of Family Literacy Night (provide us with a summary of your event that includes the dates and times)

Digital Dashboard Feedback

The Manor ISD school district has been selected to submit an article to be posted in the State's TLI Newsletter that highlights our digital form of communication. Please take a few minutes to answer three questions about our district's Digital Dashboard. Your responses are needed on or before Thursday, March 6 and will be included in the article we are submitting. Every CBLT member is not required to complete the form, but we'd love to have a response from each campus/site based leadership team to feature in our article. Thank you so much for your participation.


And the Oscar Goes To… Middle of the Year Data at MISD!

On February 20, 2014, the Manor Independent School District's TLI team facilitated their Middle of the Year Data Meeting at Blake Manor Elementary. This year's theme was "Light's, Camera, & Literacy," where the spotlight was centered on specific literacy stations. These stations were created based on feedback provided to the district team from an end of the year evaluation, completed by each participating campus.

As participants entered Blake Manor Elementary, they were divided into teams based on the names of books that have been turned into movies such as The Hunger Games, The Lorax, The Book Thief, Cloud With a Chance of Meatballs, & 12 Years A Slave. Each team rotated to five different sessions covering topics from family and literacy all the way to data analysis and guided reading. The event was a success and the district TLI team is looking forward to assisting teams on their TSLP Action Steps using some of the concepts learned in the sessions. Our hope is that you were able to glean new ideas from each literacy station that will enable your team to look at literacy through a new lens. See more highlights of the meeting below.

The Thank You Corner

Blake Manor CBLT, your hospitality was impeccable! Thank you for collaborating with TLI! Kathy Balch, Jennifer Green, Melissa Payne, Tina Sumners, & Teresa Tipton thank you for stopping by the "Lights, Camera, & Literacy Set". We truly enjoyed having you be a part of our meeting. Tonda Brown, Dr. Mark Cunningham, & Alejandro Gongora, your sessions were stellar! We wish there had been more time in the day for you to share more of your expertise! Roel Hinojosa , the campuses appreciate the $200 incentive and they are gearing up for their spring literacy nights. Finally, ALL CBLT's, thank you for your participation and commitment.

Answers to Calling ALL Film Fanatics

Congratulations to Erin Hugghins from MHS, Jennifer Thompson from MEA, & the CBLT from MES, for being the winners of the Film Fanatics Trivia!

  • Name at least 10 children’s/young adult books that were turned into films.
  • What actor founded Sundance, a film festival named after a character he played? Robert Redford
  • Which Steven Spielberg film was NOT based on a popular novel? ET
  • According to the Library of Congress, what is the most-watched film of all time? "The Wizard of Oz"
  • In 1977’s “Superman,” what actor played Lex Luthor? Gene Hackman
  • What was the name of the primary villain in Disney’s “The Lion King”? Mufasa
  • “Sleepless in Seattle” ends with a meeting atop the Empire State Building, a throwback to what film? "An Affair to Remember"
  • Who is the only star to win both a Best Actress and a Best Original Song Oscar? Barbara Streisand
  • In “Forrest Gump,” the title character meets all but one president. Who didn’t he meet? Richard Nixon
  • What actor is the author of the book, The Remarkable, Farkle McBride? John Lithgow
  • This author won a Pulitzer Prize for a book that was later turned into a screen play. What is her name and the name of the book? Alice Walker's, The Color Purple
  • Tom Hanks played a prison guard in what film based on a story by Stephen King? The Green Mile
Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Manor ISD Grant Implementation Team

Laurie Fay, Grant Coordinator laurie.fay@manorisd.net

Amelia Brown, TLI Account Manageramelia.brown@manorisd.net

Muya Hayes, Early Childhood Coordinatormuya.hayes@manorisd.net

Alex Carrillo, Elementary Literacy Coordinatoralex.carrillo@manorisd.net

Colleen Stearns,Secondary Literacy Coordinatorcolleen.stearns@manorisd.net

Felicia Turner, 21st Century Literacy Coordinator felicia.turner@manorisd.net