Greetings Friends! And Welcome to a New School Year! A year to hold our students close as we nurture their gifts, and help them grow as readers.
Me On the Page has lots of excellent news. Excellence number one: Book four launched and is proving to be loved by many!! Tay Book number four: Tay Goes to Karate, launched at the Stuff the Bus Give-Away.
Excellent news number two: The series was a hit in Cleveland, Ohio at The Black Business Expo and Taste of Cleveland with Read Just Like Me Books. Thank you Michelle Person for being Tay’s Special Friend in the Cleveland area. Look for more regarding Me On the Page’s partnership with Read Just Like Me Books very soon!
Excellent News number three: Tay’s Book number five; Tay Goes to the Go-Karts is almost done and will be available soon!!
Finally, some news many reading teachers have been waiting for:
These books (books 1, 2 and 3) have been officially leveled by using the Fountas and Pinnell Text Level Gradient System.”*
This means Tay books 1,2, and 3 were sent through an extensive evaluation by a team of experts using the Fountas and Pinnell standards for leveling. These standards determine which reading level or age group a book is suited for. Although the ultimate goal is to encourage lifelong reading, teachers still like the assurance that they’re matching readers to books that will give them optimal success when students read independently. Knowledge of reading level or “text level difficulty” helps them fulfill this goal.
Happily, Tay Goes to Chess, Tay Goes to the Game and Tay and the Hot Day, are all beginning first grade appropriate and Fountas and Pinnell level E. The seal will appear on the back covers of newly ordered books!! Books four and five will also go through the leveling process.
As always, I am most grateful for the many family and friends who value the work Me On the Page is creating. Our true desire is that students say: “I see me on the page!”