Saskatchewan Reads Research Highlights Exemplary Classroom and Leadership Practices

Saskatchewan Reads


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

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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