LITERACY - Grades 6-12

LITERACY CONTACTS

Candice Irwin
K-12 Curriculum Specialist, Literacy/English Language Arts
Phone: (860) 291-1255
Email: cirwin@swindsor.k12.ct.us  

Jamie Langevin
Administrative Assistant
Email: jlangevin@swindsor.k12.ct.us 

Literacy Interventionists

Timothy Edwards
Middle School

Allison Fetta
SuAnn Ojard
Erin Utermarck

Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist 

South Windsor
High School

Amanda Howard
Lynda Pelkey

Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist

LITERACY RESOURCES

>> Curriculum Documents - South Windsor Public Schools

>> Middle School Learning Journeys Curriculum Guide

>> High School Course Expectations - English Language Arts


LITERACY WEBSITES

The following website links are provided as outside resources for students and parents. These websites are not affiliated with or supported by South Windsor Public Schools. 


The New York Times - In “Room for Debate,” the Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues. This provides middle and high school students an opportunity to practice debate skills and argumentative writing.

TedEd – offers a video library which has collections of carefully curated videos designed to engage students in new learning

Coursera – provides high school students an opportunity to have exposure to college courses.

Vocabulary – helps students build their word power with more than 40,000 multiple choice questions. The website adjusts the choices as it gets to know a student’s knowledge about the English language.

Vocab Sushi – allows students in grades 6-12 to expand their vocabulary with activities that use real-world examples of sentences from various sources

Quill – provides free writing, grammar, and vocabulary activities to middle and high school students

Nutmeg Book Award – encourages students in grades 2-12 to ready quality literature and choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles.

Newsela – offers news on current events

Science News for Students – an online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners in grades 6-12


BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches.

 

The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he's ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government's controlling grasp. Willo's survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers―all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he's always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.

 

Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. 

 


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