- text level
- genre, theme, text structure and language/literacy features to highlight and provide scaffolds as needed
- 100-word count for running records
- a summary/gist of the text
- vocabulary to preview
- 3 more possible teaching points for within, about, and beyond the text linked to Common Core State Standards
- 3 writing prompts for phase 2 / day 2
On Tuesday, April 15th, Rockwell Elementary hosted the Western Dubuque Community School District so their staff could see how the Comprehensive Literacy Model functions in our district. They were especially interested in observing the instructional components of Writer's Workshop, so we had some wonderful classroom observations in grades K-4 to see interactive writing, writing mini-lessons, writing conferences, and share time in action. They also had the opportunity to see guided reading and literacy integration with social studies content. Special thanks to Linda Rice, Shawn McDonough, Ambyr Lemke, Jessica Hansen, Nicole Schafer, Lori Held, Meg Tindal, Megan Eske, and Julie Keating for spotlighting the great teaching and learning that happens in their classrooms every day! Vicki Wright, principal, is very proud of her students and staff and celebrates the amazing learning experiences that occur at Rockwell Elementary daily!
On Wednesday, March 14th, Purdy Elementary hosted the Belleville School District for another site visit so more of their staff could see the Comprehensive Literacy Model in action. We had another great morning of classroom observations to see the Reader's Workshop components of word study/phonics, shared reading, mini-lessons, guided reading, and literature discussion groups as well as writer's workshop mini-lessons and conferencing take place in our K-5 classrooms. Special thanks to Becky Johnson, Andrea Kratz, Barb Nyland, Lisa Perkins, Pam Gustin, Missy Peters, Heidi Wegner, Ashley Stevens, Lucas Springstroh, Jamie Hahn, and Josh Twedt for spotlighting the great teaching and learning that happens in their classrooms every day! Dr. Rick Brietzke, principal of Purdy Elementary, is very proud of his students and staff!
On Monday, March 10th, 2014 the Belleville School District visited Fort Atkinson to see our CLM model in action. We had a great day focused on observing a variety of instructional frameworks in grades K-5 to see how explicit teaching accelerates student learning in reading and writing. We were able to reflect upon many teaching and learning interactions that also included the integration of technology as students read electronic texts on iPads and drafted writing on Google Chrome Books! It was another great day of learning in the books for our students and for the Belleville staff!
On February 6th, the School DIstrict of Fort Atkinson was honored at the WSRA Convention (Wisconsin State Reading Association) for being the Wisconsin receipient of the IRA Exemplary Reading Program Award in 2013. Mr. Dave Geiger, Luther Elementary Principal, and Mr. Brent Torrenga, Barrie Elementary Principal, attended the convention and participated in the recognition on behalf of our Comprehensive Literacy Model program.