GE January Newsletter
Tricia McCarthy, Literacy Coach, ESC Region 13
Hello Fabulous GE Teachers,
Welcome to the first edition of my monthly Instructional Coaching newsletter. I will be highlighting best practices, sharing effective strategies for increasing literacy achievement, and celebrating/sharing your success stories! In addition, you will find a list of my monthly camps visit dates.
5 Easy Steps to Rockin' Word Walls
Word walls can be a great teaching and learning tool. More than just a display of words, word walls should be integrated into instruction. Used effectively, they will support and extend word learning for all students. Listed below are 5 easy steps to creating and implementing effective word walls.
1. Create word walls with students.
2. Display them your way.
3. Change up your word walls.
4. Add real images/objects to accompany words.
5. Review and play games
Visit Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog for more details and great word wall ideas!
WRITE FOR TEXAS "SMORE"
- The Empty Page Syndrome
- Building Academic Vocabulary Through Flashcardlet
- Explicitly Teaching Organization and Thinking When Building a Paragraph
Teach kids to critique each others' work!
Great discussion in a 3 minute video!
PLEASE SHARE YOUR SUCCESSES AND CELEBRATIONS WITH ME!
REMAINING JANUARY CAMPUS VISITS: