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Academic Spotlight

Many of our elementary teachers have begun implementing Language Workshop which is a vital component of our district literacy plan, Literacy the Blue Jay Way.  Language Workshop utilizes whole group interactive read-aloud lessons to engage students in listening, thinking, speaking, and writing about reading to develop understanding of texts.  Pictured below is literacy coach Joni Seymour teaching a Language Workshop lesson in Angie Pollard's third grade class.  Third grade students responded to the read-aloud in their reading response logs.  Also pictured is kindergarten teacher Jen Cowden during Language Workshop teaching her students how to "turn and talk" to discuss the read-aloud text.

Joni Seymour teaching  Student WorkingJen Cowden Teaching her students