Links to Literacy
LINKING EDUCATORS TO LITERACY - HSSD 2016-2017 VOL. #3
Writing Units of Study Year 2 Focus: Conferring
If you have questions or would like support with WUoS implementation,
please see one of your HSSD Literacy Coaches at anytime.
Conferring is powerful for student growth!
- Research: "What are you working on today?"
- Compliment: "One thing about you as a writer that is so fantastic is..."
- Teaching Point: "Today, I want to show you how writers... Do you see how I am doing this in my writing...?"
- Active Engagement: "Now you try it in your writing."
- Link: "Today & everyday you can..."
Remember, "Teach the writer, not the piece.
Just as we teach the reader, not the book."
Word Study to READ words & WRITE Words
Other resources are:
Jan Richardson's Website - Guided Word Study
Word Study Schoology Course: Access Code TMFV5-6M23P
As Fountas & Pinnell remind us, we learn certain elements
of how words work to read and write.
Read for the Record 2016
Andrea Thiry-Wenz was one of millions of guest readers in classrooms around the world!
Over 2000 HSSD students & staff read on October 26th, 2016
Students enjoyed the story, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach. This is a great mentor text for teaching small moments and foreshadowing.
November Early Release Bright Spots
Disciplinary Literacy and Writing Assessment Inter-Rater Reliability
- Excellent reflections in the Disciplinary Course via the discussion board on the wonderful literacy already happening in the content area, and the challenge to continue to grow and instruct and teach literacy in the disciplines. (Graphic Organizers, 6 Steps Vocabulary, etc.)
- The purpose of the assessment is to inform our instruction, while having consistency across the district for scoring student writing. (The rubric is a guide with examples.)
- Teach the writer, not the writing. Goal setting is a tool to grow our writers.
- In year 2 of our Writing UoS implementation things are going much more smoothly. We are finding students now have background they didn't have during our first year.
Foundations Follow-Up November 2016
Running Records: Formal vs Informal
Informal Running Records can be done anytime to check students' progress, determine a level to match appropriate text, and to inform your instruction. Informal running records can be done with any leveled text. To learn more about how to perform an informal running record, please visit the Teachers College website or your Literacy Coach for review .
Reminder: Assessments are TOOLS to help you assess students/standards and inform instruction to foster GROWTH. You are encouraged to use your professional judgement to determine need and purpose of the various assessments available to you.
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Contact Your Literacy Coaches
Have a question related to literacy?
Email any of our district literacy team members:
Danielle Bemmels - Bay View
Tracy Coopmans - Lineville
Mary Huberty - Forest Glen
Janet Hughes - Suamico/Bay Harbor
Janice Huhtala - Meadowbrook
Susan Tegen - Howard
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