Westside Community Schools Literacy Experts worked with our new staff focusing on the importance of literacy across all content areas on August 27th. Elementary teachers worked with Randi Van Dyne, Shannon Roach, and Deb Kruse at an all day session. Teachers focused on the planning process for reading, writing and word study. Teachers explored classroom and online materials/resources to assist in student learning. Teachers participated in a modeled, guideds reading lesson and reflected on how a guided reading lesson would look in their classrooms. Teachers finished the day in break-out sessions and planned a Comprehension Tool-kit lesson together.