Sunday, September 27, 2020
Learning

Strategies to develop successful writers

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

Workshop combines literacy, humane education

A workshop for teachers on infusing literacy curriculum with humane education content will be April 7 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Teresa Rogers

How books can provide help for the hurting

By Teresa Rogers teresa.rogers@education.ky.gov According to the 2015 Kentucky Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, more than half (59 percent) of Kentucky residents have experienced at least one...
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.
Conferences

Kentucky Reading Project applications available

Applications are open for the 2018-19 Kentucky Reading Project (KRP), a yearlong, graduate-level course focused on research-based literacy instruction and sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) that has trained more than 3,800 teachers throughout the state since it began in 1999.
Whitney Hamilton

Developing globally competent K-5 readers and writers

KDE's Whitney Hamilton says global competency is a natural fit with English language arts.
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.
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest welcomes stories

The KET Young Writers Contest gives students in grades K-8 the opportunity to ignite their imaginations through creative writing. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and empowers children to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing their own stories.
Resources

Kentucky Humanities expanding reading and storytelling program

Kentucky Humanities has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand the Prime Time Family Reading Time program to 20 public schools during 2018 and an additional 20 schools in 2019.