Links to Literacy



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

Adventure 2: Teaching Moves

In Reading

In Writing

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.

Comprehension Conversation:

  • 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:

  • Protocol sheets

    • Only include the current year’s spring protocol sheets for all students. Additional sheets can be shredded.

  • Writing samples

    • Include the 4th UoS post On-Demand.

    • You may include an additional piece.

    • Any writing being removed from the folder should be sent home.

  • PALS (K-2)

    • Include the student summary form for the current year.

F&P Benchmark Assessment System Changes

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Twitter Chats

Teachers College (TCRWP) host weekly Twitter chats on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM #TCRWP.

Upcoming Topics:

  • 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

Team Contact information