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School District of Fort Atkinson

201 Park St.

Fort Atkinson, WI 53589

(920) 563-7800

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Thursday
May222014

Fort Atkinson Middle School Language Arts Department Visits Barrie & Rockwell Elementary

On Tuesday, May 20th, the entire Fort Atkinson Middle School Language Arts Department visited Barrie and Rockwell Elementary to see CLM in action.  This visit was powerful as it provided time for us to collaborate and have dialogue around what literacy instruction looks like in our elementary schools as we work to bridge the transition between elementary and secondary literacy instruction.  We were able to showcase mini-lessons, literature discussion groups using electronic texts on Kindles and iPads, and the organization of our classrooms focusing on anchor charts, classroom libraries, and whole-group/small-group instructional spaces.  We were thrilled to be able to spend the afternoon together as we collectively strive to be responsive to students' needs as we evaluate the vertical alignment of our instructional programming in literacy. Special thanks to Dr. Rob Abbott, Kim Anderson, Leanne Bongers, Megan Gang, Ann Gladem, Tom Jonas, Karen Neuser, Erin Riechers, and Kari Spiwak for visiting from FAMS as well as to Holly Andrews, Sherry Pfeifer, Julie Recob, and Leah Schroeder at Barrie Elementary for spotlighting their classrooms and Lindsey Carey, Julie Keating, Shawn McDonough, and Julie Westcott for spotlighting their classrooms at Rockwell.  


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The visit from Fort Atkinson Middle School Language Arts Department was really amazing and helpful for the students!

July 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIrfan

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