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Literacy Co-Coordinators

Teacher Resources 



Sample Conference Grid
by Colleen Cruz
This conference grid is designed to support teachers who are focusing on using research questions that help them to assess a student’s writing process.  Each research questions helps to draw out a student’s understanding of a certain stage of the process from generating ideas to drafting, revision, editing and publication.

Conference Template
by Colleen Cruz
The following form outlines the different parts of a conference and can be used for reference or as a cheat sheet to ensure we are following the structure in our teaching. The following are the parts: research, compliment/support, decide teach, and link.

Mini-Lesson Template
by Colleen Cruz
The following is a template for teachers to use to support their understanding of the architecture of a mini-lesson.  This is a great resource to use for observations and during planning meetings to help internalize the structure.

Springs School PD Calendar
by Ryan Scala
The following is a Professional Development Calendar for 2013-14.  It includes dates for work with our staff developers, professional circles meeting, start and end dates for assessment and UoS etc.

Bottom Lines in the Teaching of Writing 3 - 8
by Colleen Cruz
The following bottom lines are designed to help teachers and schools reflect on their current practices and set goals for their reading and writing workshops – both personal goals and goals for the school.