Kelsey's Coaching Corner

February 2019

Creative Assignments for Independent Reading

Having difficulty assessing independent reading? In my classroom I know my students often felt bogged down when I assigned the same reading log or book report. This post by Heather Miller shares some creative ideas to help motivate children to independently read.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is on February 17th. This is a great time for quality character education with your students. The link below will take you to the Random Acts of Kindness website which has tons of great resources with lesson ideas, calendars and inspirational posters for both elementary and upper level students.
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Upcoming Literacy Activities, Meetings and Events:

  • February 1- USD 371 Angela Lawrence LiNK visit
  • February 1- USD 371 MTSS mtg @11:25
  • February 2- Groundhog's Day
  • February 6- Teacher Inservice Dismiss @ 2 PM USD 371 Angela Lawrence
  • LiNK visit LiNK lead meeting in Sublette at 1:00
  • Engaging Elementary-Age Students in Repeated Interactive Read Alouds 3:30-4:30 PM Dr. Barbara A. Bradley, professor, Reading Education, University of Kansas https://ksde.zoom.us/j/812641334
  • February 7- Multitiered Systems of Support for Young Children 2:00-3:00 PM *https://home.edweb.net/webinar/inclusiveeducation20190207/

  • February 8- CES MTSS @ 8:00 & MES MTSS 11:25
  • February 11- 476 Maria Ortiz-Smith LiNK visit
  • February 12- 476 Maria Ortiz-Smith LiNK visit
  • February 13 Building Family Engagement Capacity in Literacy 3:30-4:30 PM https://ksde.zoom.us/j/722983345
  • February 14- Valentine's Day
  • February 15- USD 371 Mindy Applegate LiNK visit Sublette intervention visit
  • February 18- Presidents' Day- No School
  • February 20- Reading Strategies for High School students who are non-proficient readers 3:30-4:30 PM Dr. Irma Brasseur-Hock, research professor and faculty, University of Kansas https://ksde.zoom.us/j/343979155
  • February 21- USD 371 Mindy Applegate LiNK visit
  • February 22- CES MTSS @ 8:00 & MES MTSS @ 11:25
  • February 24 - March 2nd- Read Across America Week
  • February 27- MES SIT


**Update: I think I found a link to some of the recent LiNK webinars: https://www.litnetks.org/resourceslandingpage/


*There are some awesome webinar links above. Some of you have asked about a way to watch the webinars if you aren't able to join at that time. I haven't found a way to watch the ZOOM mtg webinars later yet, but if you register for the Multitiered Systems of Support webinar on February 7th you will be able to watch a recording the day after the live presentation. Thanks!

Literacy Tech Tip

Reading Rockets has collected interviews for Black History Month of outstanding writers, illustrators & storytellers. Check out the YouTube list by clicking the button below:

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Kelsey Hedlund, Instructional Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist