K-5 Literacy Field Study and Adoption. Welcome to Parent Information Night October 14, 2010 Clyde Hill Elementary Your facilitators this evening: Erin King – K-12 Co-Literacy Curriculum Developer Murali Krishnan – Parent Rep on the K-5 Materials Review Committee.
Welcome to Parent Information Night
October 14, 2010
Clyde Hill Elementary
Your facilitators this evening:
Erin King – K-12 Co-Literacy Curriculum Developer
Murali Krishnan – Parent Rep on the K-5 Materials Review Committee
We’d like to know what schools are represented here
tonight. If you would, please sign in at the door.
1. Recent Trends in Literacy Instruction
2. Recent History of Literacy Instruction at BSD
3. What We Know About Our Students: Assessment Data
4. Rationale Behind K-5 Core Literacy Materials Adoption
5. Process of the Adoption
6. Parents as Partners in the Process
1930s–1970s: A look-say or whole word approach, exemplified by the “Dick and Jane” reading series, dominates reading instruction in schools. Instruction emphasizes comprehension/making meaning.
Definition of Whole Language:
Definition of Balanced Literacy:
Materials review, field study, and adoption process initiated
“After so many years of teaching, I have gathered a lot of resources that are effective with my students. None of them were provided by the district. I am thrilled that the district is beginning to take literacy seriously and looking for a researched, tested approach to teaching and learning. I look forward to having sufficient common resources to meet the needs of all learners.”
– First Grade Teacher
5 Big Ideas – Reading Research
Technology component that we could integrate into our current systems
Fully developed materials in Spanish
Also consider availability of Pre-K
Please visit the BSD homepage to link to the
K-5 Field Study website for more information!
Good Habits, Great Readers
Formal assessment by Review Committee of both programs using a curriculum evaluation tool
Review student data gathered during the field study
Review Committee votes and makes recommendation to district’s Instructional Materials Committee
Link to K-5 Field Study and Adoption Website through BSD homepage.