Welcome to a new school year!
This literacy guide was developed to help teachers like you kick off a great year with reading and writing in their classrooms. Focus your new school year around one of three larger literacy goals (building a literacy rich classroom environment, developing your own pedagogy and practice in reading/writing/vocabulary, or consider use of questioning and reflection to develop higher order thinking and routines of thinking in the classroom).
The literacy guide will walk you through self-reflection and goal setting for the school year. The packet includes checklists, a reflection log, informational handouts, and conference guides. In addition, this literacy guide will help you get to know your new students as readers and writers. Lastly, the literacy guide includes ways to connect with the families of your students.
This literacy guide is not a set of lesson plans or list of strategies; instead it is a guide to building, sustaining, and reflecting on literacy goals all year long. Perfect for professional learning communities, grade level teams, or individual teachers who want to improve their own practice.
The Year-Long Literacy guide does include a list of reference texts to support the literacy goal you choose to focus on in your classroom. After reading through the information and choosing a literacy goal for the year, you will find yourself excited about teaching again. This guide supports individual professional development.
This literacy guide can be used in all grade levels. The literacy guide is designed for teachers to use each school year.