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GOAL PLANNING FORM


Please devise a goal/objectives from one of the three categories below.
It must be approved by both your site supervisor and the course
instructor. Please refer to Empowering Learners. Submit this initial
form for your draft answering the first 3 points and then update this for
the final product you submit to Canvas on the due date with your
analysis.
Name: Suzy M. Collins
School Library Program Principle (choose one): _____ Teaching for
Learning
__X__ Building the Learning
Environment
_____ Empowering Learning
through Leadership
1) Goal/Objective(s):
Goal:
Parents/Guardians participating in K-1 Literacy Night Event will
recognize the importance of increasing reading minutes each
month to improve their Kindergarten or first grade students
reading fluency. Adults will record these monthly reading
minutes using the General Greene Online Reading Log.
Objective:
Each Kindergarten and first grade student who attends the
literacy event will increase reading minutes by 10 percent each
month as measured by the General Greene Online Reading Log
from December 2015 through March 31, 2016.
Connection to School Mission Statement: To develop a
community that works together, it is important for teachers,
school librarian, and parents/guardians to engage in school
literacy events celebrating reading as an enjoyable activity for
students. This team effort will equip parents and students with a
variety of resources and strategies, aimed to improve students
reading fluency.
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Connection to School Improvement Plan: According to General


Greenes School Improvement Plan, literacy is priority number
one on the plan. DIBELS data indicates Kindergarten and first
grade students have shown progress from the beginning of the
year to the middle of the year but need to improve performance
to meet end of year goals.
2) Plan for implementing objective:
Strategy #1: Librarian, First Grade Teachers, Kindergarten
Teachers, Art teacher, and Curriculum Facilitator host Literacy
Night for Kindergarten and First Grade Students and
Parents/Guardians in the Media Center.
a. Overall description of activity: Librarian will obtain permission
from principal to host literacy event in the Media Center on
Thursday, November 5, 2015. Students and
parents/guardians engage in entertaining and educational
activities to celebrate and emphasize the importance of
reading and increasing reading fluency.
b. Description of the audience: Parents/guardians and students
in Kindergarten and first grade.
c. Person responsible for activity: The librarian will be
responsible for gathering resources to present to parents
while teachers and curriculum facilitator prepare engaging
reading-related activities using the theme: Where The Wild
Things Are. (Appendix A)
d. Statement of the message: More resources plus more
Student/Parent/Guardian/Teacher/Librarian interaction equals
more success in the area of literacy for members of the school
community.
e. Communication modes: Students in Kindergarten and first
grade will take home a flyer in their Tuesday folder (October
13th) to advertise the event. (Appendix B). Those attending
will RSVP by October 20, 2015. Principal will also send out a
telephone message to those who responded to the invitation
via Connect Ed prior to the event.
f. Timeframe for activity: The event will occur once on
November 5, 2015; however; librarian will send a survey and
a follow up letter to participants. Librarian will also monitor
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reading log minutes online each month to determine success
of event.
3) Evaluation of completion/measurement of success (For the draft
talk about how you plan to evaluate.)
A survey will be distributed to adult participants. (Appendix C)
There will be an option to express comments or suggestions.
Librarian will monitor reading log minutes to determine whether
reading minutes increased by ten percent each month per
student (equating to increased reading practice and contributing
to improved reading fluency). Librarian will analyze Beginning of
Year (BOY) Dibels Data and Middle of Year (MOY) Dibels Data to
review overall reading improvement for K-1 students. (Appendix
D)
4) Analysis of goal completion (completed at end)
I. Data from Reading Minutes
1. Target Goals for Reading Minutes from December 2015 through
March 2016
Subgroup
s

Students

Baseline

Novemb
er
Minutes

Target
Decembe
r 2015
Reading
Minutes

Target
January
2016
Reading
Minutes

Kindergart
en
Students
Who
Attended
Literacy
Night
(10
students)

C. Bamburger
R. Cates
A. Dunno
V. Frye
C. Hall
K. Hanks
Z. McKeon
J. Rigsbee
C. Rowe
G. Williams
J. Browne
Z. Browne
T. Connor
S. Dubon

300
280
200
100
400
10
400
400
10
300
200
300
150
400

330
308
220
110
440
11
440
440
11
330
220
330
165
440

342
338
242
121
484
12
484
484
12
342
242
342
181
484

1st Grade
Students
Who
Attended

TargetFebrua
ry
2016
Readin
g
Minute
s
364
371
266
133
532
13
532
532
13
364
266
364
199
532

Target

March
2016
Readi
ng
Minut
es
428
408
292
146
585
14
585
585
14
428
292
428
218
585

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Literacy
Night
(10
students)

B. Essa
L. Jones
K. Mayo
J. Moyer
S. Price
B. Strader

200
400
400
300
320
400

220
440
440
330
352
440

242
484
484
342
387
484

266
532
532
364
425
532

292
585
585
428
467
585

2. Actual Reading Minutes from December 2015 through March 2016


As Measured from General Greenes Online Reading Log
Subgroup
s

Students

Baseline

Novemb
er
Minutes

Decembe
r 2015
Reading
Minutes

January
2016
Reading
Minutes

March
2016
Readi
ng
Minut
es

300
270
380
180
410
160
920
300
0
405

Februa
ry
2016
Readin
g
Minute
s
300
315
430
0
440
20
1050
300
0
290

Kindergart
en
Students
Who
Attended
Literacy
Night
(10
students)

C. Bamburger
R. Cates
A. Dunno
V. Frye
C. Hall
K. Hanks
Z. McKeon
J. Rigsbee
C. Rowe
G. Williams

300
280
200
100
400
10
400
400
10
300

340
470
840
140
2000
0
1700
500
0
420

1st Grade
Students
Who
Attended
Literacy
Night
(10
students)

J. Browne
Z. Browne
T. Connor
S. Dubon
B. Essa
L. Jones
K. Mayo
J. Moyer
S. Price
B. Strader

200
300
150
400
200
400
400
300
320
400

0
0
0
1420
0
100
0
0
280
420

270
310
0
455
0
300
0
0
280
400

260
300
420
625
0
400
0
0
280
420

260
220
800
700
320
400
0
0
360
300

0
0
410
300
480
0
930
400
0
300

Data from the tables above show students reading minutes did not
progress as projected in the target goal table. Students may have
exceeded their monthly target goal one month and the next month the
reading minutes significantly increased or decreased.
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Summary of Goal: The purpose of the K-1 Literacy Night was to


educate parents and students, providing resources, strategies, and
make-and-takes to use at home -- aimed to increase reading practice,
thus improving reading fluency. Parents learned how to record their
students monthly reading minutes using the online reading log for
General Greene. The Guilford County School System promotes reading
twenty minutes each day; however, during the literacy event parents
were encouraged to incorporate reading opportunities at any moment
throughout the day. A few examples of reading opportunities included:
reading restaurant menus, street signs and playing board games.
Parents received a handout explaining the progression of books for
novice readers: beginning books, easy readers, and transitional
readers, as well as a list of titles for each category. Books were
displayed throughout the library to give parents and students the
opportunity to view the different level books. Participants received a
Wild Thing bookmark/calendar to record reading minutes before
entering the totals online. The goal for hosting this event was for each
child and parent/guardian who attended the event to understand the
importance of increasing reading each week and recording these
efforts using the online reading log.
Achievement: Based on the data collected and documented in the
tables above, it is evident that each child who participated in the
literacy event did not increase their reading minutes by ten percent
each month. It was encouraging to see some students exceed their
monthly target goals. Also, based on the DIBELS data provided by the
curriculum facilitator, there has been growth among Kindergarten and
first grade students in reading. The DIBELS data did not present
information about the individual students who attended the event.
This event provided each participant a free book to take home. Any
time students are excited to read--- that is progress!
Problems/Barriers: Although K-1 Literacy Night received positive
feedback from twenty percent of participants, the event was too small
to show significant data for the two grade levels. There have also been
issues with the online reading log. Some parents indicated they prefer
to record their students reading minutes using a paper calendar. The
PTA collaborated with the media specialist to provided physical
monthly calendars but that did not make a significant impact in the
overall number of reading minutes among these two grade levels or
the overall student population.
Future Plans: With any event, the planning process is crucial. In the
future I will plan the event with more teacher involvement. The
teachers were very supportive but only fifty percent of the grade level
teachers attended the event. Also, there will be more emphasis on
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increasing reading minutes each
month. Many parents see the goal as
twenty minutes a night ---easy to
remember and easy to record. There
were many comments from parents of
older students who expressed the desire
for this type of event for upper grade
levels. This would be a much larger
event to manage and may even consider
partnering with another media specialist
at another school to combine resources
and ideas for such an event.

Artifacts:
Bookmark/Calendar :
Activities During Literacy Event:

Bookmark opened to reveal calendar to


record reading minutes.

Word Builder
A make-and-take activity for parents and students to share a love of
words, and encourage/nuture early readers.
Supplies:
scissors, washi tape, file folders, the alphabet printed on
paper(multiple copies), each letter is in long thin block
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With an adult's help, students fold each side of the file folder in half .
One side is now a stand, the other is taped on each side to form a
pocket. Adult and student cut apart the letters. Adult can say letter
sounds and help student build short and long vowel pattern words.
Place letters in correct order in stand to spell word correctly. Change
out a letter or letters to make a new word.
Word Builder

Station

Book Walk to
with book
similar to a
Walk

music
prizes,
Cake
Take about 20-25 words from Where The Wild
Things Are. Print words on separate colored
paper. Place in an oval on the carpet. Tape words
down. Have same words on index cards. Have 610 students start on a word. Walk on each word
(like stepping stones) and play music. When the
music stops, choose a word from the pile of
index cards. If a student is on that word, he
chooses a free book to take home. If no one is
on the chosen word, start music and try again.
Kids love this activity!

Creating Crowns for The Wild Things


and Photo
Opportunity
The art teacher set up an area before students entered the forest to
decorate crowns similar to crown the main character, Max, from Where
The Wild Things Are, wore in the story. She also created a cut-out of
Max so students could insert their face and become a wild thing in a
picture.

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Computer
Activities:
and UNCG Student
provided guidance
parents so they may
online as well check out eBooks.

Kindergarten teachers
Teaching Interns
to students and
record reading minutes

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Other Scenes from Literacy Night

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Conclusion

Adults enjoy coloring reading banner too!

Hosting
an
evening
literacy
event for

Kindergarten Teacher and Parent


Volunteer greet participants with
goodie bags and nametags.
Create a monster cookie at the
snack station.

Kindergarten and first grade students


and their families presented an
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opportunity for the school community, teachers, and the school
librarian to interact and celebrate reading! Such events allow twentyfirst learners to share and learn with others. The school librarian
collaborated with teachers and curriculum facilitator to provide
instruction, learning strategies and skills to impact the high priority
goal in the school improvement plan: literacy.

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RESOURCES
American Association of School Librarians. (2009). Empowering
learners: Guidelines for
school library programs.
Gann, L. (2015). BegBooks_ChapBks [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from
canvas.uncg.edu.

General Greene Elementary School Improvement Plan. (2015).


Retrieved from
http://www.gcsnc.com/files/_MFIry_/bd56d2bce73713493745a4901
3852ec4/generalgreene.11-30-15.POST.pdf
General Greene Elementary School DIBELS Data (2016).

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APPENDICES
Appendix A -Literacy Night Handout Page 1

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Appendix A - Literacy Night Handout Page 2

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Appendix A - Literacy Night Page 3

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Appendix B - Literacy Night Invitation

Appendix C - Surveys

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Appendix D Dibels Data

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