Literacy Coaching Connections

-news you can use Vol. 1 Issue 5

Websites for teachers!

Here are mobile apps via Read-Write-Think that can be downloaded and used on a mobile device. My personal favorite is the Alphabet Organizer!

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/



Here is a link to a lesson plan created to go with the alphabet organizer at Thinkfinity.org http://www.thinkfinity.org/community/hub/blog/2013/08/06/alphabetically-organized-to-create-abc-books


Here are some Keyboarding Websites:


Other good keyboarding sites are as follows:


Writing Celebrations

Our students need to believe they are Writers with a capital W! As we move towards the CCSS for ELA, writing should become a stronger component of the daily work students do. To honor their work, we should celebrate their efforts! Here is a link to a post at the Two Writing Teachers on ways to celebrate the "Writers'" work by hosting Publishing Parties.

http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/pubparties/

How do you already celebrate the students' writing accomplishments? What ideas might you try?

Literacy Resources-Book Flix

This is available free from INFOhio. The elementary library technicians have been introduced to this resource in August and are beginning to use it in the LRCs.

· BookFLIX is designed for students grades PreK-3

· 100 nonfiction/classic fiction pairs are included in the resource, plus 30 additional in Spanish

· Classic fiction titles are animated with a read along feature, nonfiction is read aloud, highlighting the words

· Additional activities and resources are provided—curriculum connector, lesson plans . . .

· Smart Board friendly

· Students can access at home with INFOhio passwords (library staff have been given bookmarks with passwords to distribute. (log-on: akron ; password: proud)

To access, log on to http://infohio.org/

Click

Click (at two locations)

Resource will open up. This is a quality resource.

Just an aside---there are tons of great resources on infohio. Please take a look at the iMatrix: http://educators.infohio.org/imatrix

INFOhio has been working on their site this week----may be slower than usual!