Links to Literacy

LINKING EDUCATORS TO LITERACY - HSSD 2015-16 - Vol. 3

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HSSD Literacy Coaches: Here to help!

Ways we can help:


  • Provide instructional literacy coaching
  • Design and implement district-wide professional learning for teachers
  • Collaborate with teachers to collect, interpret, and analyze literacy data
  • Facilitate/collaborate with grade level teams (e.g., data analysis, book study, research)
  • Support the implementation of the writing units of study (e.g., demonstration lessons, rubric scoring, consultation)
  • Curate resources on a variety of literacy topics


District Responsibilities:


  • Design and implement district-wide professional learning for administrators
  • Collaborate with administrators to collect, interpret, and analyze literacy data
  • Participate in district level teams that focus on closing the achievement gap in the district (e.g., literacy focus, G/T & TIS collaboration, curriculum)
  • Participate in weekly district literacy coaching collaboration meeting
  • Attend principal meetings to ensure consistency in communication of literacy expectations
  • Engage independently and collaboratively in ongoing, professional learning opportunities in support of district-wide literacy initiatives both in and out of district
  • Conduct focused instructional walks for the purpose of understanding and growing the culture of literacy in the district
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Launching the Writing Units of Study

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If you have any questions, contact hssdliteracy@hssd.k12.wi.us .

2015-16 Units of Study Expectations

Rubrics: All grade levels will use Lucy Calkins' rubrics to score all areas (e.g., conventions, structure, genre).


Grading: Each unit will be taught and assessed at least one time this year. Use post on-demand assessment data and consider other important aspects of student writing to inform grading decisions (e.g., notebook entries, drafts and publications).


Report Cards: Writing standards can be aligned to follow Units of Study program.


*This is year 1 of a 3 year implementation.

Upcoming Literacy Trainings

Grades K-6: F&P Running Records:

Intro to Benchmark Schoology Course Access Code: CHM2B-PHS45

Anyone new to the district or needing a refresher can complete the Schoology course. There will be follow-up Running Record Seminars held at each building during the week of September 14. Specific dates and times are listed below:

  • Forest Glen: Friday, September 18th from 2:15-2:45
  • Howard: Friday, Sept. 18th from 7:30am - 8am (in Room 8)
  • Lineville: Thursday, September 17, from 3:15-3:45 (in the old TLC)
  • Meadowbrook: Wednesday, September 16th from 3:30-4:00
  • Bay Harbor: Friday, September 18th from 2:30-3:00
  • Suamico: Friday, September 18th from 1:30-2:00


Reminder: Running records must be completed by Thursday, October 1.
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