Teaching and Learning - Literacy

PRSD RAF Spreadsheet

PRSD Reading Assessment Support Document

 

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Click here to go to Reading Resources Page

 

 Click here to go to Writing Resources Page

                          


Alberta Education Resources:

1. About Literacy and Numeracy

2. Literacy Support Documents:

2.1 Literacy First: Alberta Education's Plan for Action

2.2 Literacy Definition, Components and Elements of the Progressions

2.21 Literacy Definition Colour Poster, B&W Poster

2,3 Literacy Progressions

2.4 Literacy Frequently Asked Questions

2.5 Literacy Fact Sheet

3. Literacy Videos

4. Alberta Education Literacy Resource Links


Literacy Supports:

Articles: 

Every Child, Every Day - The six elements of effective reading instruction don't require much time or money—just educators' decision to put them in place. ASCD.org Educational Leadership Magazine

Literacy Block: Fitting it All In: How to Schedule a Balanced Literacy Block for Second Grade (Learning at the Primary Pond - Literacy Consultant Blog)

Structuring Your Literacy Classroom:A Balanced Literacy Block (K-5) (Pdf)

Think Literacy: Cross Curricular Approaches 7-12 Reading Strategies (Pdf)

Think Literacy: Cross Curricular Approaches 7-12 Writing Strategies (Pdf)

Put Reading First K-3 National Institute for Literacy (Pdf)

Resources:

Characteristics of Proficient Readers (List) - Also see Reading Resources page linked at the top of this page

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Resources

Reading Power Recommended Books (List)

Websites:

The Literacy Diet Tip: Use filter under Recipe Finder to select grade or literacy type to refine your search for resources

First Steps in Literacy ERLC Resource supports for the books on Reading and Writing instruction

 Northwest Regional Learning Consortium - You will find a link to NRLC professional learning sessions on literacy here.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network - includes Foundations for Literacy - recent findings on the teaching of reading and writing;


For PRSD Personnel: Local Google websites created to support teacher and staff learning around reading and other elements of literacy. PRSD personnel will use their current username, email, and/or passwords to login here:


WebsiteRead with Me

This PRSD google site is dedicated to a Professional Learning Community. It is being shared with other PRSD Staff in order to support on-going professional learning in teaching Reading so that all students may learn to a high level. Our goal is to continue to implement effective, research-based best practices in our classrooms to support our developing readers.

Website:  Principals of Literacy

This PRSD google website is the work of Principals who are dedicated to continuing to support a Literacy focus in their school. It represents our shared learning journey and supports that we have accessed along the way. It begins with the book "A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction" and continues to grow as users add content to support their professional learning.

Website:  Literacy Centres - Google Web Page

This PRSD google site houses a variety of literacy center activities, resources from which to build a literacy center, and professional learning resources and information regarding literacy centers and the five essential components of reading.

Documents: I Can Statements 

Grades 1 to 6 I Can Statements - also called Prioritzed Learning Outcomes based on the Alberta Progams of Study. Includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Music, and Art for each grade.

Documents: PRSD's The Critical Learnings Project Grades 7 to 9 English Language Arts

From a Divisional PLC: Grades 7 to 9 English Language Arts Learner Outcomes - condensed  then organized by genre and located in the document management system. To access this location you must use your PRSD username and password. 

Documents: PRSD's The Critical Learnings Project Grades 10 to 12 English

From a Divisional PLC: Grades 10 to 12 English Learner Outcomes - condensed then organized by genre - condensed then organized by genre and located in the document management system. To access this location you must use your PRSD username and password.

Documents: PRSD's The Vocabulary Project - Grades 7 to 9 English Language Arts

Documents: PRSD's The Vocabulary Project - Grades 10 to 12 English

From a Divisional PLC: The goal of this project was to examine the Alberta English Programs of Study for Grades 7 to 12 and determine which academic vocabulary most impacts student learning. This includes language that is used instructionally across disciplines and impacts students' ability to demonstrate their knowledge. Identifying the vocabulary led to developing a list and a tool (that could be used with Smart Board technology) both in instruction and assessment to support learners in developing a deeper common language to explain their learning. To access this location, you must use your PRSD username and password.