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.
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Oregon Writing Festival 2015
Information on bringing students to the Saturday, May 2, 2015 event at Portland State University. District contacts must register by December 12, 2014.
My Favorite Teaching Day of the Year, by Ed Kline
The new electronic Oregon Literary Map contains all sorts of useful information about authors who currently reside or once lived in Oregon. The map is updated with new Oregon authors and their works. The map is a combined effort by Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Oregon State Library, and Portland State University.