Celebrate literacy every day! This book will help you create a culture of literacy at your school, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities.
1 Month-by-Month Activities: An Overview
2 August: Getting Ready to Learn
3 September: Becoming a Learning Community
4 October: Beginning Where You Are
5 November: Becoming Authors
6 December: The Gift of Reading
7 January: Celebrating Progress
8 February: Speaking and Listening
9 March: Reading to Learn, Writing to Understand
10 April: Writing to Communicate Feelings and Ideas
11 May: Weaving Our Stories Together
12 June and July: Read On
Part 2: Study Guide
13 How Do You Start Telling the Story of Your School?
14 What is a Culture of Literacy?
15 How Does Language Work?
16 What Does it Mean to Be Literate?
17 How Does a Culture of Literacy Develop Among Teachers in a School?
18 What Do You See in a Classroom Devoted to Literacy Development?
19 How Do You Involve Families and the Community?
20 How Do You Immerse Students in Literacy Through What They See and Hear Every Day?
21 How Do You Celebrate Speaking and Listening?