Complimentary Resources for Teachers and Families

  • Unlock the Power of Reading!

    What research tells us:

    “Independent reading is the single biggest predictor of student literacy success.”

    – Nicole Bosworth, EdD, “Empower Students Through Independent Reading,” Scholastic EDU Blog

    “Independent reading leads to an increased volume of reading. The more one reads, the better one reads. The more one reads, the more knowledge of words and language one acquires. The more one reads, the more fluent one becomes as a reader. The more one reads, the easier it becomes to sustain the mental effort necessary to comprehend complex texts. The more one reads, the more one learns about the people and happenings of our world. This increased volume of reading is essential.”

    – National Council of Teachers of English, “2019 Statement on Independent Reading”

  • Fun and Purposeful: Independent reading must be both fun and purposeful. Offering access to high-quality, engaging texts, providing opportunities to self-select texts, and setting aside time for students to read independently are wonderful starting points. Connecting independent reading to instructional skills and strategies in a meaningful way makes the reading purposeful.

  • Schoolwide’s free independent reading activities and resources support teachers, parents, and caregivers in making reading engaging, exciting, and educational. Please enjoy and feel free to share with others!

GRADES K–2

GRADES 3–5

GRADES 6–8

GRADES 9–10

Making Connections

Making Connections

Using Clues to Learn New Words

Using Clues to Learn New Words

Fiction Story Analysis

Fiction Story Analysis

How to Identify the Motifs and Themes of a Text

How to Identify the Motifs and Themes of a Text

Administrator Walkthroughs and Model School Visits

Administrators will learn to observe instructional models and practices that indicate and support effective ELA teaching and learning including classroom environment and décor, and student interactions with peers and teachers. Additionally, administrators will learn how to notice and create a school-wide culture and atmosphere that reflects a commitment to a literacy-rich environment and student engagement. Schoolwide facilitated Walkthroughs and Model School Visits typically utilize checklists and a variety of other resources designed to inform, assist, and promote tangible goal setting and plans of action. CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE

Workshops, Institutes, and Courses

Our workshops, institutes (typically 2-3 consecutive days of workshops), and courses (a series of workshops over a designated period of time), may take place at individual schools, districts, regional locations and virtually.

Administrator workshops, institutes, and courses are led exclusively by consultants with extensive administrative experience and expertise, and are designed to deepen knowledge and understanding, problem-solve, proactively identify areas of need, and establish tangible goals and plans of action. Workshop sessions are informational, engaging and interactive; and include valuable resources and practical information. CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE

PLC and Collegial Study Groups

Schoolwide supports Administrators in establishing and sustaining a Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Study Group. Our Administrative consultants initially work collaboratively with Administrators to determine a focus for systematic inquiry and research and subsequently provide the necessary training and support so the team(s) can eventually take ownership of the inquiry process. Schoolwide facilitated PLCs and Study Groups may be comprised of participants from an individual school or district, or regionally to include participants from various nearby schools and districts. PLCs and Study Groups typically utilize a variety of digital platforms to support and enhance continuous communication, information sharing, problem-solving, and celebrating. CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE

Fiction’s Features

Fiction’s Features

Word Web: S.E.E.D.

Word Web: S.E.E.D.

Plot Diagram

Plot Diagram

Literary Devices That Determine Mood and Tone

Literary Devices That Determine Mood and Tone

What I Am Learning About

What I Am Learning About

Sum It Up

Sum It Up

Critical Questions and Reflections – Fiction

Critical Questions and Reflections – Fiction

Critical Questions to Think, Write, and Speak Deeply About – Fiction

Critical Questions to Think, Write, and Speak Deeply About – Fiction

Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast

Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast

Characters Change

Characters Change

Word and Phrase Examples

Word and Phrase Examples

Noticing and Reacting to New Information – Nonfiction

Noticing and Reacting to New Information – Nonfiction

K-W-L Chart

K-W-L Chart

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Determining the Central Idea

Determining the Central Idea

Word Web

Word Web

Illustrating Our Understandings

Illustrating Our Understandings

Structures of Nonfiction

Structures of Nonfiction

Figuring out Nonfiction Vocabulary

Figuring out Nonfiction Vocabulary

Expanding Content Knowledge Using Other Media

Expanding Content Knowledge Using Other Media

Features Help Us Learn

Features Help Us Learn

Asking Questions While Reading Nonfiction

Asking Questions While Reading Nonfiction

Tracking Our Thinking

Tracking Our Thinking

Glossary of Key Vocabulary

Glossary of Key Vocabulary

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