"Be brave. Be bold. Be ready to rise to the challenge!"
"Use books to create the kind of community
you want your classroom to be."
- Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a New York City–based organization that has influenced literacy instruction around the globe for more than thirty years.
"Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both; it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is
a child's own stories."
- Pam Allyn, founding director of LitWorld
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Gear up for summer writing with Writer's Notebooks!!
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO INSPIRE YOUR CHILD TO WRITE?
Our challenge is to make this fun and authentic. I think we can all agree that we just want fun ways for kids to keep that pencil moving as a lifelong habit.
Also, feel free to share this AWESOME short videowith our studentsfeaturing many, many wonderful ideas of how to get started with a writer's notebook. This video features a peek inside Ruth Ayres' notebook. Ruth is a blogger/teacher/writing coach for a school district in Northern Indiana. So many of the ideas in this video integrate art, science, and everyday life.
Donalynn Miller speaks about building reading habits in children.
Find out more about Read Across America Day.
About Me Hello and welcome! My name is Marcie Rush and I am the Literacy Coach here at Sherman. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 17th year of teaching and I look forward to working with the students, staff and families of Sherman Elementary this year. Please stop in and see myself and our Math Coach, Amy Wilson
Feel free to contact me with any additional questions: email- firstname.lastname@example.org Main Office- 359-5490