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LITERACY CONNECTION
Related Documents:
Expository Writing.pdf
Narrative Writing.pdf
Persuasive Writing.pdf
Additional Pages:
Before, During, and After Approach to Reading
Anticipation Guide
Brainstorming A-Z Chart
Exit Slips
Jigsaw
Word Wall Charts

Welcome to Literacy Connection!

Literacy is key to success and literacy instruction is a priority in Bradley County Schools.

Here are a few links with some great ideas to help you with writing K-12. It is well worth the time to check them out.

http://www.writingfix.com/

http://writinglesson.ning.com/

I am also attaching a narrative writing graphic organizer that will be great for elementary students to get the hang of organization.

Keep checking back for updated information!

Instructional Strategies can and should be utilized before, during, and after reading.

See Additional Pages at right:  Before, During, and After Approach to Reading

Academic Vocabulary is critical to concept understanding. Robert Marzano has outlined six steps that are vital to effectively teaching vocabulary. These steps and several examples are included in the revised Tennessee Academic Vocabulary.  To see the content specific words that are required at your grade level and/or the examples, click on the following links.

http://www.state.tn.us/education/ci/vocabulary.shtml

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/

TCAP/EOC sample test questions and practice tests are available on the web. It will be beneficial to your students to take the time to go through these with students to interpret what the question is actually asking.  They are worded differently this year. The sample questions will also provide a guide for you in forming your own questions when planning instruction.

Elementary link:    http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/ach_samplers.shtml

Secondary link:   http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/sec_samplers.shtml

Keep checking in to Literacy Connection to find more instructional strategies!

Angie Gill

K-12 Literacy Coordinator

Bradley County Schools

agill@bradleyschools.org