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Friday, January 21, 2011

Literacy Caravan

Today brought good news to my world! I would love to eventually be a literacy coach/specialist, and so it was with great excitement that I read the email telling me that I will be going to a 'literacy/reading caravan' in a couple of weeks. Now, I have not been to one of these before, so I am only assuming that this will be to choose our new literacy curriculum and texts for the next adoption. How fun! Yes, I know it is rather nerdly of me to be so overjoyed at choosing texts...but it is books...teaching materials...programs...scads of them to look over and see!

Thinking about the possibilities leads me to think about everything I will need to consider when perusing the materials available. Since our state is moving to Common Core State Standards for K-2 beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, it is important to identify materials and resources that correspond with those, while at the same time builds upon or correlates with those that we already use. Our current materials have been in place for at least eight years, possibly more, so they are definitely in need of updating...I hope that positive changes are coming for us in literacy!

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

I should be more familiar with what the elementary schools in my district are doing! I am going to send out some emails to the other literacy coaches today, get some info, and then get back to you about what they might be using.

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