Reading Instructional Approaches Resources!

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

The featured section this week on the Saskatchewan Reads website is Instructional Approaches. This section has a plethora of resources supplied by all areas of the province to support educators with the instructional approaches associated with the gradual release of responsibility to teach reading!

The first two resources can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the introductory Instructional Approaches page. There you will find an archived webinar that outlines the ‘Gradual Release of Responsibility’ instructional model and its effectiveness in literacy instruction. The second resource at the bottom of the Instructional Approaches is a modifiable word document entitled Key Elements of the Sask. READS Instructional Approaches. This resource could support a teacher in planning a lesson as well as provide an administrator the ‘look fors’ when visiting a classroom.

A wide variety of Video, Word, and PDF resources is included at the bottom of each of the instructional approaches web pages: Modelled Reading, Shared Reading, Scaffolded/Guided Reading, and Independent Reading

Thank you to Chinook, Good Spirit, Northwest, Lloydminster Public, Treaty Six Education Council, Saskatchewan Rivers, Prince Albert Grand Council, Saskatoon Public, and Regina Public for providing these resources.

Stay warm,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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This Week’s Resource Highlights

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

The weather outside this week may be frightful but we have suggestions for some light reading you may want to do while trying to keep warm inside!

This week the sections we would like to highlight on the Saskatchewan Reads website are the Big Ideas of Reading and Assessment and Evaluation.

The Big Ideas of Reading section describes what is important to understand about reading. This section serves as the underpinning for the entire Saskatchewan Reads site as it explains succinctly the skills children require to in order to become proficient readers. The remaining sections outline how to develop these reading skills.

Assessment and Evaluation is placed strategically between the Big Ideas of Reading and Instructional Approaches. Through assessment a picture is painted of what a child is able to do and the skill set he/she needs to continue developing in order to become a proficient reader. A video with examples of assessments is located at the bottom of the Assessment Tools for Observation and Collection web page in the Assessment and Evaluation section. This video features examples of assessments ‘for’, ‘as’ and ‘of’ learning that are used within the Northwest school division that ‘paint the picture’ of each of their students. Attention is also given to how assessment involves a balanced approach that is planned and purposeful through the collection and triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data.

Stay warm,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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Saskatchewan Reads Resource Highlights!

Saskatchewan Reads

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020!

Many wonderful resources have been added to the Saskatchewan Reads and Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators websites over the past few years.  In the coming months we would like to re-introduce these gems to our followers.

We would also like to invite you to share resources you have developed by submitting them to be posted on the Saskatchewan Reads or Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators websites.

These may include but are not limited to:
· Lesson plans, assessment templates, practical strategies for organizing classroom libraries, video of students and teachers demonstrating an aspect of the content found within Saskatchewan Reads.

· Management templates, modules, examples and video of administrators leading staff PD, developing compelling why or any other content found within Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators. The Online Submission Form can be found here.

The first sections we would like to highlight again are the Curriculum Connections and the Learning and Classroom Environment sections on the Saskatchewan Reads website. By scrolling to the bottom of both of these web pages you can access video resources created by Northwest School Division.  Examples of how to involve students in creating ownership of what they are learning are included in the Curriculum Connections video.  Photos from an elementary school are included in the of the Learning and Classroom Environment video.  Please take a few minutes to check out both these videos.  You will be glad you did!

Wish you a great remainder of the week,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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More March 29th, 2019 Café Style Sharing Materials Posted!

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,
More March 29th, 2019 Café Style Sharing materials have been posted on the Saskatchewan Reads for Admin website!  One of the additions is a link to the Ministry of Education document entitled Instructional Supports for Diverse Writers: Grades 4-9. The link to the French version of this document will be posted when it is ready.

Division and First Nation Education Organizations who have not yet had a chance to send in the materials they presented on March 29th can still do so.

Wish you all the best in these last weeks of school,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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March, 2019 Workshop

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

If you did not have the opportunity to listen to all the Café Style presentations on March 29th or would like to connect with the presenters to get more information please visit the March 29th, 2019 Workshop page on the Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators website.

As documents are sent in they will be added to the March 29th, 2019 Workshop page.

The ppt from the workshop has also been added to that page.

Wish you a great week!,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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Based on a work at https://saskatchewanreads.wordpress.com.

New Resources Added

Saskatchewan Reads

Happy New Year!

The Saskatchewan Reads momentum continues to build in Saskatchewan School Divisions and First Nation Education Authorities! New resources from Lloydminster Public have been added to the Instructional Approaches section of the website.

These modifiable Word documents are located at the bottom of the following web pages under Division/First Nation Education Authority Resources.  Look for the new_icon_ icon:

Instructional Approaches
Key Elements of the Four Instructional Approaches

Modelled Reading
Modelled Reading Instructional Approach

Shared Reading
Shared Reading Instructional Approach

Scaffolded/Guided Reading
Guided Reading Instructional Approach

Independent Reading
Independent Reading Instructional Approach

The Provincial Administrator Reading Team invites you to share how you are using and/or have adapted parts or all of the Saskatchewan Reads document to support your students. We also invite you to share any resources you have created as a result of using the Saskatchewan Reads document. These could include support documents, assessment strategies, sample lessons, video of students and teachers demonstrating an aspect of the content found within Saskatchewan Reads, etc. The Online Submission Form can be found here.

Wish you all the best for the new year,
Provincial Reading Team


TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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Based on a work at https://saskatchewanreads.wordpress.com.

How School Leaders Contribute to Effective Reading Programs

Saskatchewan Reads

Welcome to a New School Year!

The weather hasn’t been great but students are back in school and ready to learn!

School Leaders who are looking for an inspirational video regarding their impact on student reading achievement will LOVE this resource by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario.  The 13 minute video has an accompanying Viewers’ Guide and transcript.

The link to the video has been placed at the bottom of the Knowing and Using Reading Data web page of the Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators website.

Wish you a wonderful start to the New School Year,
Provincial Reading Team

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TessaHi,
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?

Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.

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Saskatchewan Reads by Saskatchewan Provincial Reading Team is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://saskatchewanreads.wordpress.com.