Butler Literacy Loop

Butler's ELA Literacy Newsletter

Monday' Vertical OTL

On Monday, May 9th, we will meet in the media center to share our thinking about reasoning in argument writing, to share successes from this year, and to set a Vertical PLC goal for next year. Please bring your device.

Spring ESAIL

The spring ESAIL is approaching. Please leave up all your anchor charts. We realize that, depending on what is happening in the classroom, that we will not be able to look at thoughtful logs in all classrooms. As always, I will make sure that the team is aware of what is happening in our classrooms on a daily basis!!

Curriculum Room

Kristin Gardella is taking on the majority of the responsibilities for our curriculum room. Please continue to use the Curriculum Room Book Checkout document. When all books are returned by your students, you can take your name off the document. One thing that would help Kristen to determine who still has books out is if you would keep track of the title each student has checked out and then check them back in on your roster. Try to get books returned by the end of May. Kristin and I will be reorganizing and counting all the books at the end of the year. Thank you for your diligence in the check out/check in process! We will continue to refine the process! Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated!

Summer Institute

The middle level coaches are in the process of planning the summer institute. I am looking to collect video and photos of students. Here's how you can help:

  1. If you are doing a language workshop or literature discussion groups, please let me know when you think those might be happening so I can come in and capture what they are doing. I would love to interview students about their experiences with LDGs and/or LW.
  2. Share photos of co-constructed anchor charts you may have from throughout the year.
  3. Share some really good examples of thoughtful log entries with me.
  4. We are also looking for students in 6th and 7th grade that could attend the last morning of the institute (Thursday, Aug. 25th). If you have any students you think would be willing, interested, and able please pass their names along to me no later than May 17th.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


If you are need of supplies such as anchor chart paper, please let me know. I have an open P.O. with Staples and can order items before the end of the school year. Stock up now so you are ready to go in the fall!!

Happy Mother's Day to All Moms! Enjoy Your Special Day!

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