K-5 Literacy Update
March 2, 2015
K-5 Literacy Academic Focus
2. Instruction on the five fundamental components of reading
3. Instruction on the traits of writing
4. Student writing using sources
5. Tiered instruction implemented in whole group, small group, and intervention settings
CORE Learning Cohort 2014-2015
Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition
Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities
Reading Between the Lines: A 2-Day Common Core Seminar - March 2-3
CORE Learning - March 5
Introduction to Writer's Workshop - March 11-12 (Register for Section 63540 or 63541)
Literacy Contact Teacher Talk - March 30
Reading Endorsement - Every Thursday
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FEEDBACK SPOTLIGHT
Coaches Academy Meeting
Equipping Teachers for Balanced Literacy
Balanced literacy is a comprehensive approach to English language arts instruction. Included are essential components to develop student proficiency in written and oral communication aligned to the four strands of literacy.
· Speaking & Listening
At the core of balanced literacy is the development of sincere appreciation for authentic literature. Students engage in a process of learning that includes interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading. The same process is evident in writing instruction. Students experience modeled writing, shared writing, guided writing, and independent writing. Each of these varied opportunities supports students as they work to become more critical readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators.
Click here for a district PowerPoint to utilize in creating and sustaining best practices in balanced literacy. Search for "Balanced Literacy" in the K-5 Literacy folder.