As the dog days of summer come to an end and the new school year begins, we look forward to continuing what we have begun and making a few changes.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes for the Maine DOE English Language Arts (ELA) team is moving their newsletter, Literacy Links, from a static document to a blog format. We will still provide the same essential elements: a feature article, relative resources, suggestions for children’s and adolescent literature, as well as a link to news and events. The blog format allows for discussion to continue in the form of comments. It also gives us some flexibility in presentation as it is easier to embed video or other media.
Please check out the Literacy Links Blog at https://maineliteracylinks.wordpress.com/. You can still access the archives of all the past newsletters at this site as well.
Topics we will address this year include;
- Text complexity: why it matters
- Assessment: reading, evidence, complexity
- Assessment: writing, evidence, language
- Language standards and disciplinary literacy
- Text Sets: why and how to use multiple texts
For further questions about Literacy Links please contact, Morgan Dunton English Language Arts Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org or Lee Anne Larsen Literacy Specialist email@example.com.