January Literacy Newsletter
If you have not started to conference with students, the link from Simple Starts below may be of help to you. You will find lesson topics, conferring starters, and conference planning sheets.
After you and the student have decided on a goal, write the goal on a sticky note and leave with the child as a reminder of their focus during IR.
Again, I will come and help you prepare for this or model how to confer with a student.
Important Dates & Information
January 21: Jennifer Brown from the state department will be here to visit me. I just wanted to give you a heads up in case you see her. I will be showing her the school and we may visit some classes so she can get a feel of where we are and see what all we have done. :)
January 26: Training for Secret Stories; I think you will love this. I use them with my groups all the time. The stories will help supplement your word study/spelling activities and the word work section of your guided reading lessons. Thank you, Sheila!
February 4: *1/2 Day PD with me. 2nd & 3rd (am) 4th & 5th (pm)
February 5: *1/2 Day PD with me. K4, K5, & 1st (am)
* Please bring the following items:
- The Next Step in Guided Reading
- The Reading Strategies Book (There should be one per grade level.)
- Data from a student that is not progressing. (Reading log, running records, any writing about reading, independent reading anecdotal notes, interest inventories, current SEIs, and any other data you have that will help us learn more about the child. 3rd, 4th, and 5th reading teachers, please bring information on a child for your teammates that do not teach reading.
We will be discussing and analyzing this information, setting goals, and planning activities to use.