Links to Literacy

LINKING EDUCATORS TO LITERACY - HSSD 2016-2017 VOL. #6

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Creation Day Learning

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Words to Ponder

A group of HSSD teachers, coaches and administrators attended The Wisconsin State Reading Association's Convention. We had the opportunity to hear from various experts on a wide range of literacy topics. Here are a few inspirational quotes from the conference. Please contact your coaching team in person or through our literacy email if you would like to learn more. The hyperlinks will lead you to more information as well.


Words need to sing and come alive on a page to engage listeners.

Mem Fox


When you focus on errors, you see errors. When you focus on strengths, you see strengths. - Dorothy Barnhouse


Teaching reading is not about increasing test scores; it’s about teaching our students to engage with the world. -Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Superintendent


The best way to teach grammar and punctuation is through wide reading. Pay attention to the author’s intention, so you’ll read it a certain way. - Penny Kittle

What Are You Reading Next?

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Spring Break provides time to catch up on reading all of those books on your TBR list. TBR stands for "to be read" and is an ongoing list of books that you are looking forward to reading. Do your students have a TBR list for spring break? If not, build some excitement by helping them create one using these resources: Bookopolis, Goodreads, and Yournextread. In case your personal TBR list isn't long enough, check out what your district literacy coaches are hoping to read.
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Early Release Literacy Learning

Thank you for your active engagement in the district wide literacy learning. Your responses/discussions will be used to design future professional learning opportunities.
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New Tools for Teaching

The second episode of Tools for Teaching will be linked in the HSSD Literacy Facebook Group. The focus will be on selecting teaching points for read alouds.


If you haven't already joined the group, request membership here.

Contact Your Literacy Coaches

Have a question related to literacy?

Email any of our district literacy team members:

Danielle Bemmels - Bay View

Tracy Coopmans - Lineville

Mary Huberty - Forest Glen

Janet Hughes - Suamico/Bay Harbor

Janice Huhtala - Meadowbrook

Susan Tegen - Howard

hssdliteracy@hssd.k12.wi.us (group email)

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