|Early Literacy NewsletterMay 2021|
|Opinion: Oakland schools should focus on students’ early literacyRead the April 30 Op-Ed from Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell|
East Bay Times Online | PDF “March Madness” Reading Challenge ResultsOur March Madness Reading Challenge culminated with a celebration at the April 22 Literacy Summit and Family Workshop. We celebrated students, teachers, and schools with recognition and prizes!A special guest, Steph Curry, sent all of our scholars an inspiring message to continue their reading efforts. Watch the video message below! All Reading Challenge awardees are featured in the full Literacy Summit Presentation. Read on for highlights.The above students were awarded Amazon Fire Kindles for passing a very high number of lessons for their grade-levels. Watch Ashley from New Highland (below) speak about her work this year!
The teachers above were awarded Fit Bits from Eat.Learn.Play.for having the greatest percentage of students using i-Ready for 30+ minutes a week! The teachers above were awarded Curry 8 Shoes from Eat.Learn.Play. for having the most growth in percentage of students using i-Ready for 30+ minutes a week.The schools above had the most growth in percentage of students using i-Ready for 30+ minutes a week.The schools above had the greatest percentage of students using i-Ready for 30+ minutes a week.The top six schools with the greatest percentage of Sora checkouts!Family Corner: Ways to Support Your ChildOur Literacy Summit also highlighted ways for families to incorporate concrete strategies to support students working towards academic milestones. Check out all OUSD Academic Milestones by grade!
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