Saturday, January 29, 2022
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.
Alyssa Wray, of Boyle County High School, stands on stage with her fellow poets as she competes in the Kentucky State Finals of Poetry Out Loud. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 7, 2017

Poetry, loud and proud

Students from across the state traveled to the Grand Theatre in Frankfort March 7 to take part in the state finals of Poetry Out Loud.

Strategic Education Research Partnership offers free literacy resources

The Strategic Education Research Partnership offers free tools for educators to help them teach word recognition, fluency and vocabulary in today’s classrooms.
Spotlight

Kentucky Literacy Celebration: Literacy for ALL!

Originating from a mere idea in 2010 to highlight many of the great strides Kentucky has achieved in literacy across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Literacy Celebration has served as a celebratory event in which to share the many successes throughout the state.
News

English 2 and Algebra 2 teachers sought to help develop EOC field tests

The kick off for developing new End of Course Assessments for English 2 and Algebra 2 – which will be field tested in the spring of 2018 – will take place in July.

Shelby County paving the way in creating thinkers through annotating

For the past five years, through a collaboration among Shelby County public schools, the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative and the Public Education Business Coalition of Denver, teachers in the OVEC region have been able to access professional learning on annotating.
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.

On teaching writing – Part I

If we are to empower our students to become good writers, we must move beyond our former feelings of inadequacy as writers and teach our students how to communicate in a written format.
Spotlight

Feedback: A missing piece of formative assessment

Feedback is an important part of student growth, but if not done well, can actually hurt student performance.
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.