Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015
Call for Program Proposals
Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Do you know what a meme is? Have you used memes in the classroom?
Teaching Media Literacy with Memes.
Literacy in the News:
How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read
Minecraft is surrounded by a culture of literacy. The game comes with minimal instructions or tutorials, so new players immediately set about hunting ...
Study shows reading aloud to kids helps literacy skills
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released their first ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion and they are urging pediatricians to ...
Oregon Writing Festival 2015
Information on bringing students to the Saturday, May 2, 2015 event at Portland State University. District contacts must register by January 15, 2015.
My Favorite Teaching Day of the Year, by Ed Kline
Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Education Investment Board recently launched stORytime. As teachers of English, how can you support this effort? Regardless of whether you are at an elementary, middle, or high school...
What is stORytime?
It is a new statewide literacy campaign to encourage families and caregivers to talk, sing, read, and play every day everywhere with their children from birth through third grade. The goal of the campaign is to address barriers that make it difficult for families and caregivers to engage their children in language and literacy activities. The desired outcome of the campaign is that all children will be reading at grade level by third grade. Those who developed the campaign translated stORytime as la hORa del cuento for the Spanish-speaking community.
Spring Conference 2015