Links to Literacy
LINKING EDUCATORS TO LITERACY - HSSD 2015-16 - Vol. 3
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
- 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
Launching the Writing Units of Study
schedule writing daily?
create a mini lesson meeting and conferring or small group space?
organize the writing materials students will access?
create a classroom writing expectation anchor chart?
administer and analyze the on-demand writing prompt (narrative)?
plan for organizing notebook entries and student work?
plan with the end in mind by reading “Welcome to the Unit”?
access the Schoology course for additional resources? (HSSD Writing Units of Study-LC: 7PBJV-62Q37)
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.