For The LOVE of Literacy!

Creek View Elementary's Literacy Newsletter - May 2016

Creek View's Literacy Mission Statement

At Creek View Elementary, we believe our GATORS should view themselves as readers, writers, and thinkers. To develop life-long literacy habits, our campus has created a community in which reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking serve as the foundation of our learning.

Welcome to May's Creek View Elementary Literacy Newsletter!

A helpful tool to help you grow your gift of being a literacy teacher! Links, photos, videos and more to inspire you and lift you to new levels of learning!

Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week!

In closing the final newsletter for the 15-16 school year, it's overwhelming to think of the appreciation that runs through this school. I hope you know how much YOU are appreciated. It shows in the small deeds that often go unnoticed to the amazing outcomes that pour out of your classrooms on a daily basis. I hope you have an amazing last few weeks of school, soaking up the growth that each student has accomplished within your presence. Celebrate the success, notice the goals reached, and reflect on future goals!
Thank A Teacher

Stuck with Slow Working Students?

Great reminder of working alongside the student to find out what works best instead of deciding for the student!

I've Done This.... Have You?

Round Robin Reading is a strategy that has been around for a VERY LONG TIME. It's not effective and we have other alternatives to consider using. Check out this list of ideas to enhance your instruction in fluency, word decoding, and comprehension.

My Obsession with Alternative Seating

I've found myself really obsessed with the idea of alternative seating this past semester. It's another idea that could be considered for a grant! I love the way it increases student engagement and cooperation, fostering choice in the learning environment, and allows for our "wigglers" to have some extra space while continuing to learn. I thought you might like to take a peek of this featured classroom and possibly come up with some ideas you might want to try!

Super Important Step for Our Youngest Writers!

This is a great blog post (with great mentor text suggestions) that K-1 will enjoy reading as they think about their Illustration Unit next year!