It's hard to believe that this newsletter shares ideas and best practices around literacy amidst the start of a school year that feels unparalleled. Ever-evolving plans to start the 2020-2021 school year are beginning to overshadow what seems like a flash in our memory to switches to emergency remote instruction now months in our past. During that time, NJ Literacy Association was proud to live our mission of empowering educators and inspiring students by making literacy accessible to all and saw teachers across our state do the unthinkable on behalf of readers and writers. You all truly represent what it means to be #literacystrong and you continue to be just that.
As a reminder, our NJLA YouTube Page
still remains an active site for anyone to see our archived read-alouds and mini-lessons. Our Board will continue to inform you as we add more resources and unveil new projects. There is plenty coming down the pike!
This newsletter includes a variety of resources, including some literacy resources from the past along with new ideas to support your literacy instruction in the near future. We know that these times have created a lot of uncertainties, but I know there have been sparks of amazing joy created for readers and writers in New Jersey on behalf of our network of almost 10,000 members. Read on to get connected to many of them! On behalf of NJLA, we wish you a healthy and productive school year and hope you lean on us for any resources you need and remember to take care of yourself!
Dr. Kenneth Kunz