09.13.17 Literacy Committee Agenda #trinitylearns

Here is the agenda for our first Literacy Committee meeting of the year!

Date: Wednesday September 13, 2017

3:40 Welcome from the committee chairs and goals for the year


  • Greet someone in a different grade level that you don’t see often. Learn about them and their literacy instruction (strengths and weaknesses)
3:50 Gallery Walk T-Chart of Confident/I Want to Know More- sticky notes on chart paper

  • Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Listening, Word Study, Vocabulary
4:10 Book Study- Conferring with Readers

PD Strategy Lessons in Reading: Conferring with Small Groups

4:20 Discuss Anchor Charts for Reading and Writing Workshop
4:25 Final Thoughts
Parking Lot:

2017-18 Literacy Committee Goals #trinitylearns

2017-18 Goals:

  • Continued work on vertical alignment to create a balanced literacy curriculum
  • Expanding knowledge of best practices and their role in our current program (mini-lesson, conferring, small/strategy group, read-aloud, mentor text/sentences)
  • Sharing work with grade level teams to grow our entire community as teachers
  • Raising the level of teacher confidence and gaining clarity in what deepening learning means in literacy through assessment practices