Dear Kansas School Librarians,
I thoroughly enjoyed participating in your Summer Institute. It was a pleasure to share the program with Beverley, Sharon, and Nancy. Thank you to Dr. Dow and the Committee for inviting me.
I want to follow up with a couple of links that may help you incorporate teaching reading comprehension strategies into your teaching repertoires.
Here's a link to the standards/strategies alignment matrix: http://storytrail.com/Impact/matrix.htm
This is where you'll find additional support for teaching the lessons found in my current book: http://storytrail.com/Impact/how_to.htm
And here's the link to the downloadable bookmarks, graphic organizers, rubrics, teacher resources, and more, housed on the ALA Editions Web site: http://tinyurl.com/impact-g-o
Note: The link in the book itself is incorrect because ALA recently reorganized their Web site. Ugh!
If you are interested in online literature circles using wiki technology, here's the link to the year-long classroom-library collaboration I cofacilitated with Jennifer Hunt and her 8th-grade Pre-AP language arts students at Emily Gray Junior High in 2008-2009: http://wandawiki.wikispaces.com/ The students created their most evolved Web 2.0 work in the Jacqueline Woodson Author Study lit circles: http://wandawiki.wikispaces.com/Woodson+Author+Study
If there's any additional way I can support your work, or if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com
Thank you again for a great learning experience and your fine Kansan hospitality.
All the best,
Judi Moreillon, M.L.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Author: Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact