Spring Creek Literacy News

May 2016

Literacy Tweets on the Fly!

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This section of the newsletter will always contain important information that we have to share with you on the fly. Please make sure to read it and refer to it throughout the month. This will allow us to spend our monthly Literacy Tweets PD Meetings discussing curriculum and instruction practices that will best benefit all our young cardinals.

The end of our first year together

Kelly and I want you to know how much we have enjoyed getting to know each of you as colleagues and friends. If there is anything we can help you with as we wrap up this year, please let us know.


We hope to see you this summer at Palooza and the CSISD Writing Project Summer Institute here at Spring Creek!

Literacy Palooza 2016

Monday, July 18th, 8:30am to Wednesday, July 20th, 3:30pm

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Monday-Raleeha Lent (Using Picture Books)

Tuesday-You Choose a Session!

Wednesday-Amy Vanderwater (Poetry)

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Teaching Tip of the Month

Thanks to Amanda Mann for this awesome article about the alternatives to round robin reading during guided reading instruction.

Book Reccomendation

The Journey is Everything

An excellent guide to teaching essays from a truly inspirational writer
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Resources

Publication is so important for our young writers. Writers are motivated to complete their projects when they know a real audience exists for them. There are several ways to publish both big and small. Click on the button below to see the different ways to publish. You will also notice that I have set up Writing Partnerships for each teacher. This will give our writers a chance to read their published pieces to other writers in our school. Please get with your writing partner soon to talk about how often your classes will meet.

Spring Creek ELA Folder

Click on the button below to view a Google folder that contains important ELA documents. This will be a go-to spot when you are needing information regarding district and school ELA information. More helpful documents will be added soon!

Spring Creek ELA/Math Calendar

Stay up to date with ELA & Math meeting and assessment dates. Click on the button below to take a peek at what's ahead!