Category Archives: 1-A Essential Early Literacy Practices

Essential Early Literacy Practices 1A – January 2017

Ringing in the New Year with new knowledge around read alouds.  In January Kim VanAntwerp walked through the key components highlighted in Essential Practice #2 focused around Read Alouds.  Kim provided many activities, ideas, research and videos that continue to encourage us to further explore/learn about read alouds and how to get them to be an essential component to our literacy practice.

There were also some additional resources shared that would of value for you to explore around read alouds.

Overview Powerpoint for the Session: Link
Jennifer’s Powerpoint on Essential Practice #4: Link
Grab and Go for Essential Practice #4: Link

Katie Momber will lead us through Essential Practice #7 when we get together in March.

Essential Early Literacy Practices 1A – December 2016

In December we delved deeply into Essential Practice #4.  Jennifer Merkel broke down the idea of making sure we have our students participating in activites that build phonological awareness.  She provided many activities, ideas, and research that continue to encourage us to further explore/learn and more importantly explicitly teach skills around Phonological Awareness and Phonemic awareness to our students.  Especially in the earlier grades.

There were also some additional resources referenced including the Kent ISD Early Literacy Coaches Grab and Go Resource on Essential Practice #4.

Overview Powerpoint for the Session: Link
Jennifer’s Powerpoint on Essential Practice #4: Link
Grab and Go for Essential Practice #4: Link

Kim VanAntwerp will lead us through Essential Practice #2 when we get together in January.  Happy Holidays!

Essential Early Literacy Practices 1A – September 2016

Thanks for participating in our first session it was great to meet all of you and get our year started off on a great foot with some in-depth early literacy  conversation.

In this first session we had a chance to explore the Essential Early Literacy Practices.  This discussion was centered around the Essential Early Literacy Practices Document that came out for the State.  In our discussion we talked through the key information on the first pages and explored the structure of how the Essentials are laid out in the document.  We also had the opportunity to dig deeper in to Essential #1 with our own KISD Early Literacy Coach Sarah Shoemaker.  A special thanks to her for being available and sharing her learning around that practice.

Here is the PPT we worked through: http://bit.ly/2crKiL8

Homework for next Session: Please come prepared to further explore Essential Practice #4.  Kent ISD Literacy Coach Jennifer Merkel will be taking us through this work and digging deeper into what the practice calls for in our work.