Literacy Programs News from OCM BOCES Instructional Support
August 2016


Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey present their latest ELMag video column on getting better every year:

Educational Leadership:The Working Lives of Educators:Getting Better Every Year

This is something that will make us stop, think, and perhaps adjust our approach.
The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers | from SimpleK12’s

It's not always one or the other. A good short read by Tim Shanahan

In a PLC, teachers provide students with quality feedback.  Revisit this article by Grant Wiggins to refresh our understanding  of how to achieve greater learning.

STOP AND PONDER on the following
quotes from Fountas and Pinnell’s literacy work:

  • “Common teacher language creates a thread of coherence for student’s literacy learning.”
  • “Reading cannot be separated from thinking. Student’s talk reveals their thinking and propels responsive teaching.”
  • “Teaching is the opportunity to help students expand their literacy power in a way that is generative.”

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