Welcome to Literacy Today.  This website has been created to provide you with the most up-to-date information on professional development, the writers' and readers' workshops, writing and reading resources, and the latest trends in English Language Arts instruction.

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  • Bringing Reading to Life As your students flex their reading muscles by reading longer and stronger each day, they will soon discover they have favorite authors whose books they can't wait to devour ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 9:09 AM by Unknown user
  • The Power of the Personal Narrative The following link shows the power of the personal narrative and its ability to influence and transform lives.  Our students need to understand the importance of their own personal histories ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2014, 6:19 AM by Unknown user
  • Advanced Content for Kindergarten Classes Research Shows Kindergarten Classes Should Focus More on Advanced Content and Less on BasicsThe above article points to how children gain from a focus on advanced content in reading ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2014, 11:10 AM by Unknown user
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  • Celebrate Picture Book Month NOVEMBER IS PICTURE BOOK MONTH!! Here is a link filled with dozens of creative ways to celebrate with a picture book! Courtesy of Jennifer Smith at Legacy.Read More....
    Posted Oct 9, 2013, 1:11 PM by Unknown user
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     It is hoped that you will use this website to help each other as we launch the writing and 
reading workshop models during the next two years.  If you encounter a glitch in the classroom, consider emailing a question to the website where ELA teachers from around the district can 
offer their expertise in helping you come up with a solution. 

    As the year progresses, I would also like to feature student writing as well as teachers doing 

mini lessons, conferring, and celebrating with their students. 

    Please be sure to visit this website frequently for upcoming events, additional resources, and professional articles. 

    "If our teaching is to be an art, we need to do more than compile materials and methods; 

we also need to infuse them with a sense of priority and vision, passion and grace." Lucy Calkins

    Here's to an amazing year of personal and professional growth as we discover new joy and passion in what we do!

Jananne Healey

District Literacy Specialist