Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Authors will visit schools as part of retooled Kentucky Book Fair

The Kentucky Book Fair is expanding to a week-long festival in 2018, and the format of its Kids Day also will change. Six popular authors will visit 10 rural schools across Kentucky Nov. 12-16 during Kentucky Book Festival School Days.

KCTE seeking proposals for annual conference

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts is accepting proposals for its annual conference, which will be Feb. 22-23 at Embassy Suites Lexington.

Literacy-focused workshop targets middle school math, science teachers

The Louisville Writing Project will host the 2018-19 Adolescent Literacy Project, a literacy-focused workshop for middle school mathematics and science teachers July 17-20.
Jennifer Wilcox

Small group phonological awareness instruction

Hardin County's Jennifer Wilcox shares her tips for how she keeps reading instruction focused during small group rotations.

Morehead Writing Project presents Online Summer Institute

The Morehead Writing Project will offer its Online Summer Institute July 2-27. The asynchronous seminar allows teachers who are unable to attend a traditional invitational summer institute the opportunity to participate in the National Writing Project (NWP) experience.

Kentucky Youth Storytelling Competition accepting entries

Young Kentuckians ages 7-17 are eligible to enter the 2018 Kentucky Storytelling Association’s Youth Storytelling Competition.

Feedback sought on revised reading and writing standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing, formerly known as English/language arts standards.

Louisville school offers workshop on developing K-5 students’ writing skills

Louisville Collegiate School will host a workshop that will focus on developing writing skills and a better understanding of writing as a process among K-5 students June 4 at the school.

Two Kentucky schools competing for $5,000 digital storytelling grants

Klondike Lane Elementary School (Jefferson County) and Monroe County Middle School have been selected as two of 30 semifinalists to receive $5,000 grants in the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge.
Spanish teacher Rachel Medina teaching students Abby Sadler, right, and Jayda Robertson. Medina’s Spanish class learned real-world language skills this year by putting a new spin on traditional fairy tales or writing new ones. Sadler volunteered the idea of sending the books to Norton’s Children’s Clinic in Louisville to fill a need. While there often are books in doctor’s offices, seldom are they in Spanish. Submitted photo by Kate Boyle

Teaching writing by finding meaning

Franklin County's Rachel Medina helped her Spanish students with their presentational writing skills by getting them to write original children's stories or adapt an existing one with a new twist.