Reading and Writing Programs
Proceeds from various fundraisers benefit the Reading and Writing Workshop Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom. The workshop strategies that teachers practice through the District’s Reading and Writing Project are constantly evolving. Today the 21st Century Learning Skills of curiosity, creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration serve as the foundation for the work we do to support students and their learning. The definition of literacy in 2010 is a broad one including visual, digital, technical and environmental strands that prepare students to thrive as global citizens.
The big questions driving all our instruction continue to be “What’s my purpose in teaching this? How are these instructional strategies helping to support my students and push them to higher levels of understanding and independence?” The Reading and Writing Project has resources to support all your literacy needs. Please visit this site on a regular basis to join the conversation and to be part of the future…the future is now! To support this project, donate here.
Proceeds from Read with SRVEF also benefit our extremely sophisticated library program led by Katie Williams from Gale Ranch Middle School. We live in the Information Age, and because we do, information literacy has become one of the most important competencies required for success at any stage of life.
Our resource-rich school libraries play a key role in promoting both information literacy and reading for information and inspiration. Staffed by credentialed teacher librarians our middle and high school libraries are becoming 21st century learning environments that offer equal opportunities for achievement to all students.
The mission of the SRVUSD library program is to provide an information-rich environment which enables students to become effective users of ideas and information and literate life-long learners.
- In the 21st century this means our students will use skills, resources, and tools to:
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth