Saturday, October 31, 2020

On-demand writing isn’t a product, it’s a skill

On-demand writing is called “on demand” because of when it is done and how it is done. “On demand” is not the product itself.
Learning

Strategies to develop successful writers

Louisville Writing Project Fellow Sheryl Block shares tips for how you can help your students become proficient writers.

Writing to learn

Learn how annotating texts can deepen a student’s understanding of the books they read.
Holly Bloodworth

Kentucky Reading Project: Too good to be true?

The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development’s Kentucky Reading Project provides teachers with free graduate credit, high quality professional learning and a great opportunity to improve their literacy instruction.
Kara Stevenson delivers instruction during a guided reading lesson. Students are whisper reading independently as Stevenson listens to one student read. Pictured from left are Pembroke Elementary School 1st-graders Garrison Meacham, Anniston Meriwether, John Michael Arivn, Camden McGehee and Aiden Riley. Submitted picture by Jennifer Meacham

Exploring guided reading through leveled readers

Christian County's Kara Stevenson explains why and how you can use guided reading in your classroom.
Stacy Crawford Bewley

Teaching grammar with authentic texts

Bullitt County's Stacy Crawford Bewley shares what she uses to help her students focus on writing, particularly on grammar and mechanics.
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.
Spotlight

Meet KDE’s literacy team

Jamee Barton, Whitney Hamilton, Micki Ray and Teresa Rogers are the Kentucky Department of Education's literacy team.
News

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.

Kentucky Text Set Project connects teachers and books

The Kentucky Text Set Project is intensive training designed to help teachers begin creating challenging, grade-level specific texts sets over a variety of engaging literacy and literary topics.