“The purpose of system-wide and center-wide literacy practices is to improve children’s literacy in Michigan. These systematic and effective practices implemented at the organizational level in education and care settings help children become proficient in reading.
To meet the needs of all young learners in Michigan, organizational practices must support literacy development in ways that systematically impact learning in elementary schools, early childhood learning centers, and other literacy programs and environments.
Expert research suggests that each of the 10 practices outlined in this document can have a positive impact on literacy development. The use of these practices in every Michigan classroom every day can make a measurable, positive difference in the state’s literacy achievement.” (https://literacyessentials.org/essentials/)
Miller’s first Ecology Club will begin with an informational meeting for students October 18th. 3:45-4:30 in Room 225.
Miller teachers will be decorating pumpkins to raffle off to Miller students. Raffle will begin on Monday, October 22nd.
How to be Famous by: Michal Shalev
I just came across this book where an egocentric pigeon tells stories about how famous and beloved it is, though the pictures suggest otherwise. This pigeon could give Mo Willems’s bird a run for his money. It would be fun to compare and contrast the two pigeons!
Students are working on recording themselves reading a book for K-2 students. They practiced their fluency and volume and have begun recording. Links should be posted soon!
The pumpkin raffle is coming soon! Students can buy tickets to vote for their favorite decorated pumpkins. Tickets will be pulled to pull winners of the pumpkins on Halloween!
There is a lesson for close reading of the entire text on readworks.org for this book. Students identify the main events in the story and track their sequence to determine the author’s message. You can find the lesson here.
writingfix.com offers a variety of lessons to improve each of the Six Traits of Writing. Bubba the Cowboy Prince is a Cinderella story that can be used for compare/contrast AND there is a lesson plan for IDEA development.