Wednesday, July 1, 2020
News

KDE seeking applicants for assessment work

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Assessment and Accountability is seeking classroom teachers and content specialists working in support of teachers to review items for future Kentucky assessments in reading and writing, mathematics and social studies.
Announcements

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
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.
Announcements

Revised reading and writing, math standards documents available

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for reading and writing and mathematics have been adopted into law.
Conferences

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...
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.

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.
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.
Learning

Revisiting text complexity

With implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards in 2009, grade-level reading bands shifted to reflect the higher expectations needed to prepare students for college and careers. Along came new conversations and resources, defining text complexity.
Learning

The challenge of summarizing expository text in intermediate grades

The ability to summarize informational text in a clear, concise manner does not come easily to all students. This high-level skill is particularly daunting for students who struggle with reading, oral language and attention.