Elementary - January 2015
Like many of you, I am making New Year's resolutions. One of my resolutions is to increase my communication through newsletters this year. This is the first that I'll be sending - and it's just to provide you with some reminders and information regarding ELA curriculum, instruction and resources.
If after reading through this newsletter you have questions that are unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments
As this month begins, I know you are thinking about Fountas and Pinnell Assessment. I know January and F&Ps are synonymous. The window for F&P testing is January 20th – February 9th (click on ELA Assessment Chart link above). The scores are due by February 10th. Please send a copy to Julie Paur, Dr. John Simpson, and your building principal.
REMINDER: Please complete each student’s instructional level on the Fountas and Pinnell Student Folder (see picture above). Be sure to record the date for each test and the book read.
You can find the ELA curriculum on the district's website and in your grade level's ELA file on the C & I server. The file is named "Final Draft Curriculum."
Kudos to everyone that contributed to the work!!!
What are the K-5 Facilitators doing?
At the last K-5 ELA Facilitators meeting, we reviewed the Word Study survey results and agreed the multiple resources available should be streamlined. Before winter break and during break, I developed a Phonics/Spelling/Word Study Continuum for grades K-3. The next step is to develop the phonics/spelling/word study for guided reading levels.
Off we go!
I wish you all the best the the rest of the year! And please, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions (and please note that email is almost always the best way to reach me!).