Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Welcome to Reading Street

Thank you to the West Clermont Board of Education for adopting Reading Street for our young readers, grades one through five at the March 22 Board meeting. The Teaching & Learning Department shared teachers' and students' voices about the program via a VoiceThread. Hear what they had to say:

Credits: Cheryl Turner, producer
Lisa Canter
Natalie Crawford
Cathy Cumbow
Jody Davis
Krista Devine
Devon Glassburn
Jeanne Halladay
Jackie Hospelhorn
Mimi Ladenburger
Gail Matheny
Layna Stiles
Mary Taylor
Stephanie Walker
Monte Wilson
West Clermont third graders


  1. What an awesome presentation! I was most interested in the comments presented by educators in our district. I can't wait to use Reading Street in my classroom next year. It looks incredible! I appreciate having the materials to review before next year.

  2. Nancy, Thanks! We're excited, too. We're committed to providing you with the resources and professional learning opportunities to help make next year's transition smooth. This will be a busy spring and summer! M.E.

  3. teachers I have talk to. do not like it. the children are inindated with 2 1/2 hours of continiouus work. Then in the afternoon they have to rush through their other studies. Math/Science and Social Studies. I guess Math Science and Social studies is not important anymore. But if you read the news or listen to it. This country is far behind all other countries with their math/science etc: You are burning the kids out with to much excessive reading program and the heck with the other studies. The children have 10 minutes of down town a day for recess. then they are lucky if the go to Library once a month. To much pressure for elemetary level.

  4. Thank you for sharing your concerns and questions. We invite you to schedule a conversation with your building principal or with us to talk about the daily elementary schedule. Our instructional day is 345 minutes. Currently, primary students have 150 minutes of literacy a day and intermediate students have 120 minutes. Literacy is the foundation of all other learning: helping our students to read for understanding and to communicate their thinking in writing. We'd look forward to talking with you.