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Student-centered literacy curriculum fosters love of reading, signs of growth

A new literacy curriculum in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 elementary schools has shown signs of growth for the district’s youngest readers, with nine out of 10 schools surpassing the state average when it comes to student progress on state reading tests in 2019.

The curriculum is in its third year of implementation. In that time, it has transformed how elementary schools teach reading, introduced essential social/emotional learning (SEL) elements into the classroom, and increased student interest and engagement in reading. 

District 191 administrators, teachers provide leadership at professional learning summer institute

More than 60 Burnsville-Eagan Savage School District 191 teachers, coaches and administrators attended the Collaborative Literacy Summer Institute, a three-day event sponsored by the Center for the Collaborative Classroom, District 191 and Hamline University. More than 250 people from across the Midwest attended the event, which was held June 11-13 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Join 'Rockin' Readers' this summer at Nicollet Commons Park

Young children and their families are invited to free upcoming Thursday morning activities planned for them at Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.
 
Join staff members from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 as they read some of their favorite stories for youngsters at 11:15 a.m. during the “Rockin’ Readers” series.
 
The line-up of readers and performers is:
 
  • June 13: Early Childhood Programs

Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will enhance classroom libraries at Harriet Bishop

The Harriet Bishop Elementary PTO has announced an $800 grant received from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant will be used to purchase classroom books as part of a literacy focus to engage reluctant readers and reflect the school’s diversity.

“We are grateful for the generosity of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and their support of this effort to provide all of our students with access to books featuring diverse protagonists and exciting formats like graphic novels,” said Erin Huber, Harriet Bishop second grade teacher.

How parents can support their child’s summer reading

Summer checklist: ride bike, jump rope, play ball, and READ!

It’s important that students spend time reading during June, July and August.

“During the school year, it’s so much fun to see our students’ love for reading,” said Katie Salmela, the elementary media coordinator in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. “Teachers and librarians want that love to continue all summer long!”

Gideon Pond reader leader will be honored at Twins game

Fourth-grader Nabiil Ibrahim loves to read.

That’s one reason why Nabiil came to mind when Gideon Pond Elementary School Principal Chris Bellmont was asked by the Minnesota Twins to nominate a student to be honored during a game on June 5.

The Twins will spotlight students who embody attributes of literacy, courage and leadership. All three attributes apply to Nabiil, said Bellmont.

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