COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 112

June 1, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Expanded Project Graduation Reading and Writing Modules

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the posting of expanded Project Graduation Reading and Writing Modules with the other resources available to high school English teachers.

 

The modules offer teachers over 75 one-hour lesson plans aligned to the 2002 English Standards of Learning. The reading modules provide lessons on reading comprehension strategies using both nonfiction and informational texts from Web-based resources. The writing modules present strategies for developing strong essays and include examples of activities using Virginias three-domain rubric: composing; written expression; usage and mechanics. This resource is not a complete curriculum and is neither required nor prescriptive, but it can be a valuable instructional tool. The modules are available at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/2plus4in2004/resources.shtml

 

For additional information, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

 

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