- Internet research,
- Reference materials,
- Instructional Reading and,
Internet usage continues to increase in schools (not to mention our lives away from school). Students need more information about finding reliable sources and sites available through use of the Internet in general with specific emphasis on Clay County resources. Reference materials help students find facts about our world and the words we use to communicate in our world. Increasingly, material is taught with instructional images. Accordingly, it is vital for our students to learn the necessary skills to interpret instructional images that are used in conjunction with (or in place of) written directions to many products today.
Finally, we are focusing on prose. We read every day. And every day we, as teachers, strive to increase not only our students’ ability to read but also their fluency. Prose is a wonderful way to increase fluency as we read. It is fun; it makes words easy to remember; and can help us decode unfamiliar words.
Along with our celebrations we joined Clay County in a Million Minute Marathon. Our students and staff "dropped everything" and simply read - some outside, some inside, on blankets towels and mats.
Argyle achieved 20,864 minutes reading independently on Monday’s Marathon. It has been a great Literacy Week!