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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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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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.

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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.

New Supporting Resources

Saskatchewan Reads

Hi,

New resources have been added!

Scroll down to the bottom of the following pages:

Modelled Reading (new_icon_ print resources)

Shared Reading (new_icon_ print resources)

Language Rich Environment video_link_external_site_

Happy viewing!
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.

Check it out! New Resources Added

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Hello,

A variety of resources have been added to the Saskatchewan Reads Website.
These are located at the bottom of the following web pages under Division/First Nations Education Authorities Resources:

Learning and Classroom Environment
•  Learning and Classroom Environment Archived Webinarvideo_link_external_site_

Curriculum Connections
• Curriculum Archived Webinar video_link_external_site_

Assessment Tools for Observation and Data Collection
• Assessment Archived Webinar video_link_external_site_

Instructional Approaches
• Instructional Approaches Archived Webinar video_link_external_site_

Independent Reading
• Independent Reading Videos

Process for Responsive Reading Instruction
• Intervention Archived Webinar video_link_external_site_

Appendix A – Curriculum Expectations for Reading
     •  Critical Indicators to be Reading at the end of Grades 1, 2, and 3

Happy viewing,
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.

New Resources Added

Saskatchewan Reads

Hi,

New resources have been added to the Scaffolded/Guided Reading page. Scroll down to the bottom of the web page.

Happy Reading,
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.

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.

More Video Resources

Saskatchewan Reads

More video resources have been added to the bottom of the following pages:

Classroom Library

  • How Did You Organize Your Classroom Library?
  • What About Level Books?
  • Why Are Classroom Libraries Important?
  • Daily 5 and the Classroom Library
  • How Did You Use Your TL and LRC?

Appendix F PWIM

  • Markings on Photos
  • Word Detectives In See Say Spells
  • Phonics and See Say Spell

Happy viewing,
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.