Friday, January 24, 2020
Conferences

Children’s literature conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 7 at the Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.

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.
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest expands to add grades, writing options

The KET Young Writers Contest invites students to share their stories through illustrations, short stories and poems. The contest is open to students in all grades and is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and to empower children to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing their own stories.
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.
Spotlight

Feedback: A recipe for future action

KDE's Teresa Rogers explains how teachers can craft their feedback to help students improve, rather than shutting down.
Learning

Keys to an effective writing program: Disciplinary literacy

Education researchers have begun to refine the concept of how content reading and writing differs from disciplinary literacy.
Learning

Strategies to develop successful writers

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

Simple ways families can enhance their child’s phonological awareness

It’s never too early to start children on their paths to reading success.