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Literacy inquiry project

  1. 1. Literacy in theNaples Community
  2. 2. Table of Contents• Background/ Demographics of Naples• Community Supports Literacy – Bristol Valley Theatre – The Naples Library – Budding Readers• School Supports Literacy – A look at Naples Central School – Literacy Instruction at NSC
  3. 3. • Demographics Background • Population in 2010: 1,041. Population change since 2000: -2.9%•Naples Valley, locatedsouth of Canandaigua • Males: 483 (46.4%)Lake in Ontario County. Females: 558 (53.6%)•Nestled in the hills of theFingerlakes• “Grape Pie Capitol of theWorld”
  5. 5. For an intensive theater experience, get your child involved in ourSUMMER acclaimed Summer Apprentice Program. It’s a six week program forAPPRENTICE 11- 17 year olds that meets Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.PROGRAM Apprentices work daily with the Apprentice Program Director and our professional company members, learning about all aspects of theater. The program culminates with a children’s show which plays at our Naples theater and also tours to are libraries, parks and children’s centers. Tuition is $300. Partial tuition scholarships are available.
  6. 6. VISION STATEMENT MISSION STATEMENT The Naples Library provides The Naples Library will all residents inform,inspire, of its service area with a wide variety of resources,educate and entertain area residents materials, technologies and programs in order to of all ages, in an easily accessed, increase the knowledge of our community,resource rich environment. satisfy curiosity and create young readers.
  7. 7. Services Offered• Photocopying and Fax Services• Electronic Interlibrary Loan• Reference and Information• Internet Access for Patrons• Renewal by Phone and On-Line• Wi-Fi• Children’s and Adult Programs
  8. 8. Materials Offered• Fiction & Non-Fiction Books for Adults• Fiction & Non-Fiction Books for Children• Magazines• Music CDs• Audio Books on CD and MP3• DVDs• Books Plus Boxes• Young Adult Books• Large Print Books
  9. 9. The NaplesLibrary SupportsLiteracy!EVENTS:Pre-K Story Timeeach week.Summer readingprogram for kids ofall ages.Host many otherlocal events!Ready, Set, StoryBlog
  10. 10. Ready, Set, Story Blog• Ready, Set, Story is a running display of story times (and story time extensions) at the Naples Library in Naples, NY. Parents, volunteers, youth librarians, and all those who would frolic through the delights of books shared with children...enjoy! Please use the blog to deepen your literature-based experience within your family or as a resource to inspire programming ideas in your own venue.• Check it out: Ready, Set, Story
  11. 11. Naples Community Participates in Budding Readers• Budding Readers shares the view expressed by the well-known childrens author, Rosemary Wells in her book, Read to Your Bunny (1998)• Our mission is to educate, encourage and equip parents in Ontario County, NY to read with their infants and young children as a natural part of their daily routine.
  12. 12. Promoting Literacy at the Memorial Day Parade, in Naples NY. A mother and her 7- week old son receiving a pouch of free books from the budding reading program in Naples.
  13. 13. A look at Naples Central School• Check out the Demographics on the District Report Card
  14. 14. NCS Mission Statement• Based on the belief that all children can learn, the Naples Central School Community accepts the responsibility to challenge all students to attain higher levels of achievement. Working within that community, our young men and women will develop physically, socially, emotionally and culturally, consistent with the resources available. They will leave the school with a solid foundation in the basic skills that will lead to lifelong learning, an understanding of human relations, a sense of pride in themselves and their community, and a value for citizenship.
  15. 15. Current Literacy Programs at NSC Basal Reading Program• Harcourt Trophy Series – Grades K-3 • Scott Foresman – emphasis on phonemic – Grades 3-6 awareness – Emphasis on – Phonics skills comprehension skills – Whole group and guided – Supplemental writing, reading instruction spelling, and grammar.
  16. 16. Guided Reading• After whole group instruction using the Basal, teachers meet with smaller groups to do guided reading.• Use running records and anecdotal notes during this time to assess reading.
  17. 17. Wilson Foundation Program• Used in all classrooms.• Consistent set of cues and strategies to build foundation skills.• Reason for implementing “strengthening decoding skills will build fluency, which will lead to stronger comprehension.”
  18. 18. Reading Recovery• Implemented since 2004• Served as Early Intervention• 1:1 reading instruction for first graders• Small groups for AIS and Remedial• Students do repeated reading and word work.• Use Running Records to assess
  19. 19. Teachers View on Literacy within the School• “We are not trained enough to teach reading.”• “Our programs are outdated.”• “RTI has pushed us to have untrained teachers, such as the gym teacher, to come in for reading support.”• “We now have the funds to move toward LLI, but we need more training.”
  20. 20. School Library• Offers Sylvan Dell E-books – Auto-Flip, Auto-Read, 3D Page Curling and selectable English text and audio. With the addition of Auto-Flip Mode, these are powerful reading literacy and language learning tools to complement our mission of Science and Math Through Literature.
  21. 21. Promotion of Literacy within the School• Book fairs• Book orders• Students work fill the walls.• Teachers seek more training
  22. 22. The Future of Literacy Programs at NSC• Classroom teachers hope to get more training teaching reading.• Reading Recover will become Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) to allow for small groups instead of 1:1.• Looking into implementing more Fountas and Pinnell programs and The Daily Five.
  23. 23. School and Community ConnectionsCommunity Education:– Current Classes • Excel 2010 • Word 2010 • Basic PC Use • Community Singing • Family Music • Adult Volleyball ….and much more!
  24. 24. Community-School Connections• Preschool teacher visits with Kindergarten teacher.• Teachers at NCS participate in the Budding Reading Program• Parent volunteers• Bristol Valley Theatre programs
  25. 25. My RecommendationsIn School In Community• Provide more training for I love the Budding the teachers. Program…so I recommend:• Adopt literacy programs • Develop community efforts such as The Daily Five. to get teens more involved• Bring authors of known with literacy. children books in to get the children more excited about literacy.• Focus less on phonics and more on making meaning.
  26. 26. ResourcesWebsites Interviews• • Jeanne Black, reading• http://www.naples.k12.ny.u teacher at Naples Central s/ School• • Anonymous parents at memorial day parade • Anonymous classroom teacher