New Document Posted: Gradual Release of Responsibility Model As It Relates To Math Instruction!

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

Good Spirit School Division has developed a resource that outlines the gradual release of responsibility model as it relates to math instruction.  This must-read entitled GSSD MATHEMATICS: A guide to instruction is located on the Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators website (Connecting Saskatchewan Reads to Other Subjects).

Enjoy the warm weather!,
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.

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Another Resource from the April 24th Workshop!

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

Another division-created resource that was shared at the Saskatchewan Reads provincial workshop on April 24 is now posted:

Saskatoon Public Reads for Middle Years

We would like to invite you to submit resources that your Division or First Nations Education Authority has developed to support the topics presented and discussed at the April 24th workshops in Saskatoon and Regina:

  • Connecting Saskatchewan Reads to Other Grades – Early Years, Middle Years, High School
  • Connecting Saskatchewan Reads to Other Subjects
  • Connecting Saskatchewan Reads to Writing

If you would like to share resources you have developed in one or more of these areas please check out the Provincial Sharing section of this website.

Wish you a great long weekend!,
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.

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Resources Posted From April 24th, 2017 Workshop

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

Some of the division-created resources that were shared at the Saskatchewan Reads provincial workshop on April 24  are now posted:

Wish you a great week!,
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.

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Saskatchewan Reads Research Highlights Exemplary Classroom and Leadership Practices

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

The Ministry and the leadership of Saskatchewan Reads was interested in the implementation of Saskatchewan Reads. Dr. Jim Jutras conducted a formative research study around the implementation efforts of three school divisions.

The purpose of the study was to:
• determine progress in implementation of Saskatchewan Reads,
• identify the challenges of implementation,
• identify exemplary classroom and leadership practices,
• determine the value and impact of Saskatchewan Reads,
• make recommendations for next steps in implementing Saskatchewan Reads.

There are two versions of the final report of this appreciative research study:

The executive version of the report offers a concise review of the purpose and conduct of the study, its general findings, and recommendations for the next steps of implementation.

An extended version offers a more in-depth discussion of the findings and their connection to the recommendations, as well as additional positive exemplars and sub-recommendations. The extended version will be of most interest to Ministry staff and those who lead school division reading teams.

Rubrics were developed to determine key classroom and leadership practices. These rubrics are for teachers and leaders who wish to use them for reflection and for the self-assessment of their classroom and leadership practices.
We hope that you will explore this study and the associated rubrics to find new ways to ensure our students’ reading success.

This research study offers Saskatchewan educators information and ideas that will assist them in the successful implementation of Saskatchewan Reads. We hope that you will explore this study and the associated rubrics, and find new ways to ensure our students’ reading success.

We thank Dr. Jutras for this work,

Provincial Reading Team
Provincial Administrator 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.

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School Libraries Support Saskatchewan Reads

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

The Winter 2017 edition of The Medium published by the Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA) includes an article entitled School Libraries Support Saskatchewan Reads.  This thought provoking article invites the reader to critically consider the question:  Could someone walking through a Saskatchewan school library today easily recognize that library as a proponent of Saskatchewan Reads?   Readers are then invited to answer a series of questions to determine the results for their context.

Happy reading!
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.

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New Resources to Support Independent Reading

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

Good Spirit School Division has shared new resources to support the independent reading instructional approach.
The documents are at the bottom of the Independent Reading web page:

• Independent Reading in GSSD
• Independent Reading Selecting Just Right Texts
• Sharing During Independent Reading
• Independent Reading Look Fors
• Conferring During Independent Reading
• Independent Reading (self-reflection)

Happy reading!
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.

Saskatchewan Reads in Action – Success Stories

Saskatchewan Reads

Hello,

A new section has been added to the Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators website which you will find interesting! The new section is entitled Success Stories where once a month a ‘guest blogger’ representing a Division or First Nations Education Authority will write about how they have gone about implementing Saskatchewan Reads.  Readers will have the opportunity to ask questions. This kind of exchange was very beneficial when we had our provincial meetings and we would like to continue the conversations.

The Success Story for February came from the Northwest School Division where Jennifer Dorval, Coordinator of Student Services and her NWSD Literacy Team shared their Dr. Stirling McDowell research project. Their actions and goals in the research were to bring Saskatchewan Reads to life in classrooms across their school division. It is an excellent read!

The Success Story for March comes from Lloydminister Public School Division.  Trisha Rawlake, Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, on behalf of her team describes the literacy journey her division began in the fall of 2012 and how the introduction of Saskatchewan Reads supported their literacy initiative for Grades 1 through 9.  Another inspirational read!

Happy reading!
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.

Creative Commons License
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.