Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shifting to Academic Writing


Selah Bryan, our Literacy CSS, came to support our school yesterday in the area of academic writing. You received a hard copy of the presentation yesterday. Below please click the image below to download a PDF of the DRAFT of the document for your review.

It is important that we understand this shift in order to tailor our instruction to prepare our students for the demands of the FSA.

As always, please see Ms. Chapman if you need assistance in implementing academic writing in your classroom.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

iReady PPT and Webinar for Viewing

As you are all aware, the district has purchased iReady for both Reading and Math. It is being highly recommended that you view the training webinar in order to ensure proper implementation of the diagnostic assessment as well as the program itself. The district has made available to PPT presentation and webinar for you to view.

Click the link below to download. You will need to be on the dadeschools network:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anchor Chart Presentation

Literacy Team:

Our CSS, Selah Bryan, created and shared with our school a PPT presentation on anchor charts.

To download the document, click here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Promethean Resource Pack Download

Teachers and staff:

I hope you have enjoyed the Promethean training that you have been participating in over the past two days. Please download the Resource Pack that was provided to us by Ms. Nogales. The resource pack is FILLED with documents for Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and more.

Please see Ms. Jomarron or Ms. Chapman if you need further assistance.


We hope that you find this useful!! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Division of Language Arts & Reading Website

Reading teachers:

It is being strongly recommended from the district that you utilize the Division of Language Arts website. There is a lot of great information on there. It is being updated and overhauled to be even more user friendly. Add this great resource to your favorites if you haven't already.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keyboarding and Literacy

With the onset of computer based testing (CBT) affecting several grade levels, it is becoming more and more important for student to be computer literate. Keyboarding skills also become a factor. For example, students in 2nd grade will be typing the spelling part of the FAIR-FS. How can we help them prepare? 

One suggestion would be to print out a mock keyboard like the one above. You can attach the printout to the inside of their journals, in a spelling folder, or simply laminate and store them at each group. That way when you are introducing new spelling patterns during the week you can have the students practice "typing" them right at their seat.

To download a blank keyboard (a larger version than the one above), click here.

Availability of SuccessMaker Training Webinars


You are being strongly recommended to take advantage of some SuccessMaker training that is being offered electronically in the upcoming days. Please see below for additional information. This information was also sent to you via e-mail. Please see Ms. Jomarron if you have any questions or need assistance.

Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Friday, August 15, 2014
Time:1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:2:20 PM - 3:20 PM EDT

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet