Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy!

Readers of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), are you ready to make a “splash” this week? Join us as we share the importance of reading during Celebrate Literacy Week (CLW). Scroll down to discover fun events you can look forward to.

Digital Literacy Events

Everyone loves a good theme! Share your passion for reading with your friends and fellow FLVS students by adding your pictures and comments each day to the CLW Flip and you may be highlighted on FLVS social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). Remember to tag social posts with #FLVSLiteracy #FLVSReads #FLCelebratesLiteracy #FloridaVirtualSchool.

Monday: Make a Splash Monday 

  • Create a piece of art that reminds you of your favorite book. Help inspire someone else to dive into that book. 

Tuesday: Team Up Tuesday

  • Wear your favorite team shirt while you read your favorite book. Share your team and your book with us. 

Wednesday: World Wednesday

  • What new worlds have you splashed into through reading?

Thursday: Thankful Thursday

  • Write a thank you note to your favorite book or character and read it to us. 

Friday: Family Fun Friday

  • Share a book that is special to your family

CLW Schedule – Elementary School

CLW kicks off on Monday, January 23, with Creative Leaders at 3 p.m. Bring your crayons, paper and scissors for a craft activity related to the read-aloud story. Find your inner artist as you explore your artistic expression and leadership skills.

Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m. – Listen to the crazy old lady in the book, “There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow” and try to figure out why she is swallowing some odd items. Remember to bring paper and creative supplies (marshmallows, cotton, toothpicks and glue) for a fun activity afterwards.

Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. – Come cook with us! Join the 2nd and 3rd grade Cooking Club sponsors as they whip up a delicious batch of Blueberry Muffins while reading aloud a favorite book – “If You Give a Moose a Muffin.”

CLW Schedule – Middle and High School

Thursday, January 26 at 3 p.m. Ever wonder what it takes to write and publish your own book? Hear from three FLVS teachers who are also published authors. These author-teachers will share their thoughts on the writing process, publishing, and how to best tell your own story.

Panelists include:

  • Ana Sigueira, Spanish elementary instructor, who has published several bilingual children’s books.  
  • Glenn Walker, AP US Government instructor, who has written a mystery novel. 
  • Dan Lafferty, Theatre, Cinema & Film Production instructor, fiction writer.

More Fun for CLW

With over 8,436 miles of shoreline in Florida, this year’s theme, “Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy – Splash Into New Worlds” highlights the unique aquatic ecosystems and stories of Florida as well as oceans and marine animals. Check out the grade level CLW-themed booklist here to learn more about these “fin-tastic” themes. 

Celebrate Literacy Week wants Florida’s students and families to make reading part of their daily routines. You can join this mission by reading out loud the Reader’s Oath during class or throughout other CLW activities.

Love of Reading

Celebrate Literacy Week is an exciting time for the FLVS Literacy team. Planning and collaboration begins in September to organize digital events that students are passionate about. FLVS Literacy Manager, Patti Hunt, says, “it’s a work of love on behalf of our team to get kids excited about reading.”

And FLVS students agree! Charlotte says, “I love reading because it’s a way that I can travel to other places I would never be able to go in real life. By reading I get to feel and experience amazing things inside my imagination. Books have also helped me expand my vocabulary, general knowledge, and understanding of the world.”

FLVS student, Charlotte, with her favorite book, “Twilight.”

Student, Lydia, says, “I like reading because it can teach you important lessons and take you places you may never visit in real life!”

FLVS student, Lydia, spends time reading.

We couldn’t agree more! This Celebrate Literacy Week, join FLVS and “Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy – Splash Into New Worlds!” We hope to see you at one or more of our FLVS CLW events!

Katie HodginsKatie Hodgins brings her wealth of experience and passion to the FLVS team, assuming the role of Content and Public Relations Specialist. A military veteran and lifelong learner, Katie enjoys communicating unique and innovative stories about people, places, and opportunities to inspire and engage the next generation. Having traveled throughout the world, she is excited to plant roots here in Florida and with Florida Virtual School.

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