Lighting it Up with Lit Academy By: Ashley Watson-Stroud, Ph.D., Regional Literacy Specialist Lit Academy team 6 had the privilege of working with the dedicated educators of the Redesign School District. Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Administrators, and District Personnel met on June 15th and 16th at Glen Oaks Middle School’s campus to … [Read more...] about Lighting it Up with Lit Academy
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Planning for next school year? Count your WINS! By: Liza Kostreva, Regional Literacy Specialist, May 2022 It’s May. The end of the school year is fast approaching – and while days are filled with testing, graduations, celebrations, closeouts, and more, this is an important time to take a pause, to slow down, and to reflect upon the past year … [Read more...] about Planning for next school year? Count your WINS!
A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge By: Alicia Gehrls, Regional Literacy Specialist There’s more to reading than meets the eye. Printed word recognition is only one of the many components of skilled reading. To understand what is read, one must make connections to the words lifted from the … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge
The Impact of the Louisiana Literacy Coach Program in Region 9 By Kelly Morris, Regional Literacy Specialist I am proud of the work underway in region 9. The Literacy Teams in Region 9 have demonstrated the critical work needed to support our students in Louisiana. They continue to ask questions about the Science of Reading and how to support … [Read more...] about The Impact of the Louisiana Literacy Coach Program in Region 9
Five leadership practices that drive success in K-2 literacy The following is a sponsored post by Amplify. Third grade: It’s known as a make-or-break moment for reading. Students who aren’t proficient in reading before entering fourth grade are much more likely than their peers to struggle in school, and much more likely to drop out. That’s … [Read more...] about Five leadership practices that drive success in K-2 literacy
Regional Spotlight: Early Progress Foreshadows Successes to Come By Blair Jinks, Regional Literacy Specialist As a Regional Literacy Specialist with The Center for Literacy & Learning, I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to work in Calcasieu Parish, a parish that has welcomed me with open arms! Working with schools that support … [Read more...] about Regional Spotlight: Early Progress Foreshadows Successes to Come