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Grasslands Literacy Initiative

Literacy is the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with language to enquire, construct and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living (Alberta Education, 2015). Literacy is one of the primary initiatives for Grasslands Public Schools because we know that literacy is foundational to student learning. Our mission is to develop lifelong literacy success for all students through a unified approach across all content areas. We believe that all teachers are teachers of literacy, and that all students should participate in learning that utilizes research-based, high effect strategies for assessment and instruction. This instruction is delivered through the gradual release of responsibility model where all students experience daily modelled, guided, collaborative and independent practice in reading, writing, word work, and oral language.

 

Our grade 1-6 classrooms use the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System to assess our students reading abilities in the fall and spring. These benchmarks help teachers to recognize what students already know, and where they need support. This information is used to guide instruction. Our schools are equipped with universal literacy resources and classroom libraries thanks to a partnership with Cenovus Energy Inc.

 
Caught in the Act of Reading: Student Photo Contest

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Family Literacy Night - May 8, 2014

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