Literacy is fundamental for success in all pursuits and necessary for lifelong learning. Our goal in Dalton Public Schools is to provide students with a literacy-rich environment where they acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become effective communicators and critical thinkers who value literacy in their everyday lives.
Dalton Public Schools utilizes a balanced literacy approach that includes Readers’ Workshop, Writers’ Workshop, and Language and Word Study. The workshop model allows for grade-level, standards-based instruction in reading and writing to every student in the whole-group mini lesson. Small groups and leveled texts are used to meet the instructional needs of all students. Individual reading and writing conferences help tailor instruction to the individual needs of students.
Our literacy framework provides students with multiple opportunities for reading and writing across a variety of genres, in all content areas, and utilizes a range of text difficulty. At Dalton Public Schools, we are building a community of joyful, engaged, and successful readers and writers.
Below is the summer schedule for Big Red READS. Big Red READS is a mobile library that brings books to our K-12 students during the summer months. It is a very rewarding experience to connect with our students in the summer and to promote their continued growth as readers!
Reminder: Parent Resources will also be available for checkout.
This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Big Red READS! We have distributed more than 12,000 books to our community and checked out 4,500 bags of leveled texts to our elementary students. None of this would be possible without the many wonderful volunteers we have had over the years!If you would like to volunteer during the summer please contact Alice Ensley with the dates you are available. Volunteers meet at the location and help load and unload the bus. Volunteers help students select books and manage check out.
Thanks so much for supporting our students ALL year!
Look for Big Red READS between 11:30-12:30 and get books to keep you reading all summer!
|Monday, June 3||Roan School||1116 Roan St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Wednesday, June 5||Blue Ridge School||100 Bogle St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Monday, June 10||Lakeshore Park||70 Crescent St, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, June 12||Park Creek School||1500 Hale Bowen Dr, Dalton GA 30721|
|Monday, June 17||Civitan Park||519 Shugart Rd, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, June 19||Westwood School|
708 Trammell St, Dalton, GA 30720
|Monday, June 24||Roan School||1116 Roan St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Wednesday, June 26||Blue Ridge School||100 Bogle St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Monday, July 8||Lakeshore Park||70 Crescent St, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, July 10||Veterans Park||Corner of Veteran's Dr. and Mitchell St.|
|Monday, July 15||Civitan Park||519 Shugart Rd, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, July 17||Westwood School||708 Trammell St, Dalton, GA 30720|
Story time & Free Books
First Presbyterian Story Time at Joan Lewis Park
700 4th Avenue
Book Clubs for Grades 4-8
Join us at Sonic on Cleveland Highway for Book Club and snacks! Bring any book that you have read and want to discuss with friends!
3 - 4 p.m.
3 - 4 p.m.