Sunday, September 27, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Spotlight

Feedback: An ever-evolving art

KDE's Teresa Rogers explains how teachers need to ensure their feedback is manageable, clear and equitable to help their students improve.
Announcements

KDE seeks teachers to participate in standards reviews

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking English/language arts and mathematics teachers from all grade levels to participate in review and revision of...

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.
Nyree Clayton-Taylor

Remixing the traditional essay to empower students

As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.
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.
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.