Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kentucky Writing Project offering learning opportunity

The Kentucky Writing Project is offering a summer academy in several locations across the state to help educators improve their students’ writing.

Lt. Gov. Hampton launches Bluegrass Book Buddies

The Bluegrass Book Buddies is an initiative inviting Kentuckians of all ages to try reading in a fresh way through meaningful community and shared experience.

Applications open for Purchase Area Literary Academy

Applications are being accepted for the Purchase Area Literacy Academy at Murray State University’s summer academy July 10-21 for teachers in grades 5-12. The academy...

Essential instructional practices in early literacy

Amid all the rhetoric, how do you choose solid instructional practices to improve the literacy skills of students in your classroom?

Keys to an effective writing program

During the past two years, literacy consultants serving on the Writing Program Review team at the Kentucky Department of Education had the opportunity to visit schools to observe writing programs and provide feedback for next steps.

KDE literacy consultants offering sessions on feedback

Kentucky Department of Education literacy consultants Jamee Barton and Teresa Rogers are offering a new professional learning series that dives into current research about the...

Student poems sought for anthology

Western Kentucky University is celebrating National Poetry Month in April by asking grade 6-8 teachers and school librarians to encourage their students to write original poetry for consideration for publication.

Kentucky Reading Association Conference registration open

The Kentucky Reading Association is seeking proposals for its annual conference Oct. 26-28 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The conference theme is, “Open...

Murray State NCTE chapter holding student poetry contest

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to enter the Potpourri Poetry Contest sponsored by the Murray State University chapter of the National Council of...
Alyssa Wray, of Boyle County High School, stands on stage with her fellow poets as she competes in the Kentucky State Finals of Poetry Out Loud. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 7, 2017

Poetry, loud and proud

Students from across the state traveled to the Grand Theatre in Frankfort March 7 to take part in the state finals of Poetry Out Loud.