Tuscola ISD Literacy

The foundation of literacy begins in our classrooms where the focus hinges on early reading and writing behaviors. Let's work together to promote literacy!

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Teaching Spelling to Middle and Upper Primary School 01/12/2021

Teaching Spelling to Middle and Upper Primary School

This week's #TipTuesday video is for helping your older children with spelling. In this video, you will learn different principles to get older children to slow down and 'sound out' as they write, rather than memorize spellings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHaTqc2I5fY

Teaching Spelling to Middle and Upper Primary School Following on from our previous popular post on Teaching Spelling in Junior Primary is this new post on applying the concepts to Middle and Upper Primary.This...

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12/30/2020

#TalkAboutItTuesday
Education and cognition researchers Marc Stadtler, Lisa Scharrer and Rainer Bromme examine an unstudied intersection of reading comprehension in their #RRQ article How Relevance Affects Understanding of Conflicts Between Multiple Documents: An Eye‐Tracking Study." It has been widely supported that readers remember and apply information from a text better when it is relevant to their reading goals. It is also well-established that readers often fail to restate conflicts in their texts. However, the effect of relevance to goal on retention and application of conflicting information has been understudied. This gap may prove crucial in a time when the internet has given everyone access to more information than ever - but much of that information is often conflicting and/or erroneous.

Stadler, Scharrer, and Bromme sought to fill this gap through an experimental study with university students. They gave all participants several passages to read, and instructions to focus on certain subtopics which they would edit wiki summaries on afterwards. The experimental group's focus subtopics had conflicting claims in the passages, while the control groups did not. Researchers measured retention of the conflict of the claims through pre and posttest, and application through evaluating the participants' wiki summaries. They also used eye tracking soft-ware to measure how much time readers spent reading and rereading different sections of the text.

See a summary of some of the key findings in this graphic.
Then, read the OPEN ACCESS #RRQ article here:
https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rrq.282

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely 12/27/2020

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely The most powerful thing that writing teachers can do for student writers is to crack open their thinking and make the invisible process of writing visible.

Remote Learning for Parents 12/22/2020

Remote Learning for Parents

This week's #TipTuesday post is actually a learning opportunity. Tuscola ISD and our nine local districts are offering a series of webinars to give families additional tools to support student learning in a remote environment! For more information and to register, check out this flyer - https://www.smore.com/fnmkrg?fbclid=IwAR2lr9yEXmRc3hQ_7uwlnF78cUfMPq1ENm5MHxBAcNWjO6LisNDFn2rm3XA

Remote Learning for Parents Remote Learning for Parents The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the way we deliver education to our students. Even though school...

Timeline Photos 12/19/2020

Timeline Photos

Libraries are so important to society.

Timeline Photos 12/16/2020

Timeline Photos

In a study of five different levels (lowest: 560 Lexile; highest: 1250 Lexile) of an informational text, Catherine Rand found no significant interaction between grade, reading level, and text condition.

Visit paper summary at: http://ow.ly/ajkq50CKr5O

#LRAtextcomplexity #Lexile

Timeline Photos 12/15/2020

Timeline Photos

Keep reading!

International Literacy Association Hub 12/15/2020

International Literacy Association Hub

International Literacy Association Hub The authors investigated the influence of teaching letter names and sounds in isolation or in the context of storybook reading on preschool children's early literacy learning and engagement during in...

Remote Learning for Parents 12/15/2020

Remote Learning for Parents

Remote Learning for Parents Remote Learning for Parents The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the way we deliver education to our students. Even though school...

12/08/2020

You did it! You made it through Monday! Congrats!!!

Why we all need to start reading aloud to our kids | Keisha Siriboe | TEDxWanChai 12/08/2020

Why we all need to start reading aloud to our kids | Keisha Siriboe | TEDxWanChai

This week's #TipTuesday post shares research-supported spelling strategies. In this brief article, you will find 11 different ways to try out if your child needs support in spelling! Remember that not every strategy works for every child, but you can try them out and find what works!

https://educationandbehavior.com/how-to-help-a-child-learn-to-spell/

Why we all need to start reading aloud to our kids | Keisha Siriboe | TEDxWanChai In this talk, researcher Keisha Siriboe shares insightful learning behaviors that parents, educators, and concerned adults can apply within their lives as we...

Active Engagement with Pear Deck 12/08/2020

Active Engagement with Pear Deck

Active Engagement with Pear Deck Active engagement looks different now than it did pre-COVID-19. One digital tool for active engagement is Pear Deck. Read on to find out how I’m using Pear Deck with my third grade writers!

12/07/2020
Dynamic Classroom Talk Poster 12/07/2020

Dynamic Classroom Talk Poster

https://youtu.be/XQyRBZxnsKM

Dynamic Classroom Talk Poster Teachers, are you struggling to get your students talking in class? Our Dynamic Classroom Talk Posters can be your solution! Using these posters can help g...

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach 12/05/2020

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach I recently received this question about coaching on my website: Is it the coach's responsibility to report the teachers' flaws to the principal?

Photos from TextProject's post 12/04/2020

Photos from TextProject's post

How the Essentials of Reading and Writing Workshop Do—and Don't—Change with Virtual Teaching 12/04/2020

How the Essentials of Reading and Writing Workshop Do—and Don't—Change with Virtual Teaching

How the Essentials of Reading and Writing Workshop Do—and Don't—Change with Virtual Teaching This year, the need to build management and accountability systems that are equitable and supportive within a virtual environment is stronger than ever.

Can You Actually Teach Kids to Read Online? 12/03/2020

Can You Actually Teach Kids to Read Online?

Can You Actually Teach Kids to Read Online? When remote learning muddies the already complicated process of learning to read, teachers get creative and find solutions.

12/03/2020

Congratulations to Morgan Gotham for winning the First Grade Fall Writing Contest sponsored by the Tuscola Intermediate School District! She was selected from all Tuscola County First Graders. For her efforts, she earned a Barnes and Noble gift card. Way to go Morgan!

12/03/2020

You can pick them up curbside today from 2p-7p! #banana #books #curbsidepickup #cultivatecuriosity

What is Reading Fluency? 12/01/2020

What is Reading Fluency?

This week's video on #TipTuesday brings you a video on one of the most important ways to help your child with reading - reading to them. Not only does parent-child reading promote reading and writing development; it also supports bonding. Enjoy this TED Talk from Keisha Siriboe on the importance of reading aloud to children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsAtwkHRorY

What is Reading Fluency?

11/28/2020

GLR Learning Tuesdays Webinar: Teaching Early Reading With A Digital Mindset

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely 11/26/2020

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely

Three Ways to Model Writing Remotely The most powerful thing that writing teachers can do for student writers is to crack open their thinking and make the invisible process of writing visible.

TCRWP 11/26/2020

TCRWP

Join #tcrwp for the first-ever Spelling Process Institute!
Link to find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/3l5ok18

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach 11/24/2020

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach

Working with Principals and Teachers as a Coach I recently received this question about coaching on my website: Is it the coach's responsibility to report the teachers' flaws to the principal?

11/24/2020

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This week's video on #TipTuesday gives you three ways to help your child with fluency. Fluency is reading words correctly, reading at a good pace, reading with expression, and understanding what is read. The strategies in this video can also help your child if a book is tricky!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5PtrGaIvRI

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Literacy Instruction: 2020 and Beyond 11/24/2020

Literacy Instruction: 2020 and Beyond

Literacy Instruction: 2020 and Beyond Join us as we reflect on the following question: What should equitable and comprehensive early literacy instruction look like in 2020 and beyond?

Teaching Early Reading with a Digital Mindset 11/24/2020

Teaching Early Reading with a Digital Mindset

Teaching Early Reading with a Digital Mindset The early years provide the foundation for children’s future learning and lifelong success. Building initial reading skills during children’s time from birth through third grade is critical to ensure that they can easily continue to learn throughout elementary school and beyond. There is a vast ...

How Book Clubs Can Thrive In Both Physical And Virtual Classrooms 11/23/2020

How Book Clubs Can Thrive In Both Physical And Virtual Classrooms

How Book Clubs Can Thrive In Both Physical And Virtual Classrooms In times when book access can be challenging, it is important to know that there are a variety of ways for book clubs to thrive in our physical and virtual classrooms.

Timeline Photos 11/20/2020

Timeline Photos

Fun seasonal books for little ones.

https://growingbookbybook.com/book-advent-calendar/

Annual Conference – Michigan Reading Association 11/19/2020

Annual Conference – Michigan Reading Association

Annual Conference – Michigan Reading Association 2021 Conference Join us for the 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held virtually this year! If you would like to submit a proposal to speak at the conference – either a live session or a pre-recorded session, please see the link below. We look forward to having you join us online this year! Ca...

11/19/2020

Videos (show all)

The second book from our sixth match up is It’s Not Hansel and Gretel.  Enjoy this story and don’t forget to vote!
We are on the sixth match up for March Book Madness between Mae Among the Stars by Ross Ahmed and It’s Not Hansel and Gr...
The second book from the fifth match up is Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon by Kim Chaffee....
We are on the fifth match up for March Book Madness between My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and Her Fearless...
We are on the fourth match up for March Book Madness between The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and Rescue & Jessica:...
We are on the fourth match up for March Book Madness between The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and Rescue & Jessica:...
We are on the fourth match up for March Book Madness between The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and Rescue & Jessica:...
We are on the third match up for March Book Madness.  Today’s second book is I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movem...
We are on the third match up for March Book Madness.  Today’s first book is Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena...
Check out the second book in the second matchup. It is I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong. Be sure to reply to this post i...
On this World Read Aloud Day, we are ready for our second match up for March Book Madness!  Check out the first book Nob...
Check out the second book in the first matchup.  It is The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger.  Be sure to rep...

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Caro, MI
48723
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Great Start Tuscola Great Start Tuscola
1401 Cleaver Rd
Caro, 48723

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Caro High School Caro High School
301 N. Hooper St.
Caro, 48723

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Thumps, Thumb of Michigan Paranormal Society Thumps, Thumb of Michigan Paranormal Society
631 W Lincoln St
Caro, 48723

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