Literacy Committee

What are the needs in ELA & Literacy according to the Writing Focus document?

  • Common theme of time needed for ELA is found across multiple grade levels.

  • Looking at justification for modules and core knowledge versus workshop model or something else.

  • Continuity seems to be missing among the grade levels.

  • Time for journal or free writing is missing in most grade levels.

  • Common model of writing for all grade levels.

  • Have other members of the school help assist in the writing process (upper grade level students, NHS students, adopt a team, interact team,....)

  • Consistent spelling and grammar curriculum

  • Time set aside during staff development days to collaborate across grade levels and/or work as a grade level on literacy goals and planning

  • Support during reading block to allow for small group work

What should our goals for the district be?

  • As a whole, could we set aside 20-40 minutes (depending on grade level) to do creative writing or writing about reading?

  • Look at our scope and sequence

  • Develop a common vocabulary

  • Coordinate reading and writing workshops and genres.