AACPS UNITES - CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN LITERACY

  • four orange silhouettes of people waving books next to text that reads AACPS Unites

    AACPS Unites is a reading initiative that diversifies student literary experiences by reflecting and celebrating the diversity of the AACPS community.

    Starting with Read Across America Day on March 2, 2021, monthly themes will be explored through book suggestions for all grade levels. These activities are supplmental to the academic framework; however, they are an awesome way to enhance the home-school connection and bring together our entire school community.

    Be sure to share pictures on social media whenever you participate in an AACPS Unites activity and use #AACPSUnites.


  •   Theme Concept: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors  

    a blue trifold book where the first cover is mirror the second is a window and the last cover is a door Students should have opportunities to see themselves (mirrors) in their reading; see other experiences (windows) in their reading; and broaden their minds (door) in their reading. This overarching theme is inspired by Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors bDr. Rudine Sims Bishop, and is the motivation for the reading selections and activities that have been compassionately and carefully chosen to encourage student growth.

     

     

     

     

    Quarterly Themes

    2021 

    October - December --  Identity 

    December - February --  Diversity  

    2022

    February - March --  Justice

    March - June -- Action

     

October - December -- Identity

  • AACPS Unites 

    Featured Book & Read Aloud

    Student Reading "Where are your From?"

     Where Are You From?  by Yamile Saied Méndez

    (students can watch the video via their AACPS Google accounts)

    Activities for the Month 

    Elementary School  en español

    Middle School  en español

    High School  en español


Resources

  •   To acrainbow pinwheel cess book selections,   students can use MackinVia or   Scholastic Literacy Pro through   their ClassLink profiles.    books in hues of green and blue leaning against each other over the words Scholastic Literacy Pro

      

     

     

    Students may also access book selections through Anne Arundel County Public Library. 

    AACPL SAIL Card Accesstext 100 years Anne Arundel County Public Library with a sailboat in the sunset representing the first 0

    AACPL How To Videos 


  • Isn't March 2 Dr. Seuss Day? Is there still a celebration for that?

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    In 2018, the National Education Assocation (NEA), the originators of Read Across America, chose to expand the celebration of Read Across America so that it did not focus on one individual. NEA's theme this year, Create and Celebrate a Nation of Diverse Readers, perfectly aligns with AACPS Unites' goal to expand, expose, and experience literature as diverse as our school community.

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