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Happy New Year

We hope everyone has had a great first semester with ELA and the new standards. We are so proud of all of the hard work you are doing for the students in Shelby County! We are very excited about all … Continue reading

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ELA Literacy Conference for July and August

There are still spaces for Shelby County teachers to attend the August dates of the ELA Literacy Conference. The dates are August 5th and Augst 6th. We received great feedback from the June and July sessions, and we look forward … Continue reading

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ELA CCRS Literacy Conference

We are so excited in the instruction department about our Elementary ELA Literacy Conference this summer. Shelby County teachers please sign up for a Day 1 and a Day 2 of the conference to get more tools for your instructional … Continue reading

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What are the three core shifts in English Language Arts CCRS? Read this post to find out!

Three Core Shifts to Deliver on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy By David Coleman, Susan Pimentel, and Jason Zimba The Common Core State Standards were developed through an unprecedented state-led initiative that drew … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

We are glad everyone is back in school, and we look forward to a great year of learning!

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Reading Portfolios

Wow! It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over. We know that you are busy taking care of last minute assessments and working on making sure your Reading Portfolios are ready to send to the next grade … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Instruction Research

Research on vocabulary instruction concludes that most vocabulary is learned indirectly. This is an often underemphasized area in the classroom as most of our focus is on direct vocabulary instruction. Direct vocabulary instruction is the method in which children aquire … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break! We are down to the home stretch now. Keep up the good work!

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Read to Self Checklists for First and Second Grades

I just wanted to let everyone know that one of our reading coaches, Janis Costilow created some great Read to Self checklists for students to use with their “Just Right Bags”. She created them for first grade and second grade, … Continue reading

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Second Grade Phonics Automaticity Drills

I just posted some Automaticity Drills for second grade teachers to use with their students relating to their phonics patterns. These would be great to use after the students have developed accuracy with the words. These are posted in the … Continue reading

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