Links to Literacy
LINKING EDUCATORS TO LITERACY - HSSD 2017-18 Vol. 2
CHOICE - VOICE - PATH - PLACE - PACE
Choose Your Own Adventure
This volume of Links to Literacy encourages you to "Lead Your Learning."
Create your own learning path by choosing from the topics below.
Adventure 1: Engagement
Motivating Your Students
Adventure 2: Teaching Moves
- Blog: Making a Reading Plan (Early Elementary) Check out the blog archives for more posts on mentor teaching moves for all grade levels.
- Blog: Supporting Successful Book Clubs
- Blog: The Research-Decide-Compliment Reading Conference See Video Examples
- Blog: Think Big with Think Alouds
- Twitter Chat (archived): YA Lit Complex Text, Complex Lives (Middle School)
- Podcast: Nonfiction Focus - Still Struggling with Main Idea (Elementary+)
- Video: Demonstration Notebook - Analyzing Text Evidence (Upper Elementary+)
- Blog: Moving Writing. Move the Writer. Move the Writing: Notebook Time by Penny Kittle
- Blog (High School): Essay Writing Help
- Podcast: Beneath White Icing. Season 2, Episode 6 by Penny Kittle
- Video: Conferring: Student-Centered with Penny Kittle
- Video: Punctuation: Red Alarm Words by Kate & Maggie Roberts (May start video at minute 5:30 to see specific strategy.)
Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Clarifications
In response to the BAS Running Record system update, all K-8 schools participated in an Inter-Rater Reliability training for the new comprehension rubric and scoring during the November Early Release. Below are points of clarification based on our feedback that day:
Be sure to consult the new Scoring at a Glance and Comprehension Rubric (yellow laminated papers) for updated criteria.
Use conversational language to facilitate the discussion and give credit for acceptable responses any time during the comprehension conversation.
You do not need to ask a question if the student has already provided that information.
Use prompts for any information not given. You are able to rephrase prompts one time.
White Folder Expectations:
Only include the current year’s spring protocol sheets for all students. Additional sheets can be shredded.
Include the 4th UoS post On-Demand.
You may include an additional piece.
Any writing being removed from the folder should be sent home.
Include the student summary form for the current year.
Teachers College (TCRWP) host weekly Twitter chats on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM #TCRWP.
- 1/31: Writing Chat: History of Writing Workshop Across the Day 3-8
- 2/7: Helping Kids Use Technology to Read, Write, Reflect and Recommend Books K-8
- 2/21: The Power of Learning: Tips for Maximizing the Reading and Writing Progressions 3-6
- 2/28: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Reading and Writing Workshop 2-8
2017-2018 HSSD Literacy Team
- Bay Harbor- Mandy DeQuaine
- Forest Glen- Mary Huberty
- Howard Elementary- April Padalino, Julie Ditty, Kathy Pludeman
- Meadowbrook- Janice Huhtala
- Suamico- Susan Tegen, Kathy Pludeman
- Lineville Intermediate- Tracy Coopmans, Sherry O’Neil, Katie Williams
- Bay View Middle School- Danielle Bemmels, Katie Williams