You MUST Check Out the Saskatchewan Reads Appendix!

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Hello,

Over the past few weeks we have highlighted each of the sections that make up Saskatchewan Reads.  This week we invite you to look at the wide variety of supporting resources featured in the Appendix.

These supporting resources include excerpts from the English Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 1 -3 as well as documents and videos developed by school divisions and First Nation education authorities. For some appendices there are links to external websites.

A. Saskatchewan Curriculum – Expectations for Reading
B.  Sample Rubrics for Reading (CR) – Grades 1, 2, 3
C. Eligible Students for Reading Outcome – Grades 1, 2, 3
D. Implementation/Deployment (of Saskatchewan Reads)
E. Developing Oral Language
F. PWIM (Picture Word Inductive Model)
G. Selecting “Just Right” Text
H. Lesson Plan Examples
I. Timetable Examples
J. Assessment Samples
K. Running Records 
L.  Emergent Literacy
M.  Phonics/Word Study

We know the Saskatchewan Reads momentum is continuing in the province so we invite you to submit resources you have developed by completing the Online Submission Form. 

Next week we will begin the re-introduction of the sections that make up Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators.

Have a great week!,
Provincial Administrator Reading Team

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Responsive Reading Intervention Resources

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This week the featured section on the Saskatchewan Reads website is Intervention.

The purpose of the responsive reading instruction and intervention section is to support students in achieving the curricular outcomes and in becoming engaged readers who comprehend and read fluently. The intervention should help build identity and a student’s belief in themselves as a reader. Intervention is not a program; it is a process that is focused on supporting an individual student’s learning needs. . . The goal of targeted small group intervention is for students to be engaged readers who read fluently and comprehend grade level texts and no longer require support.

We invite you to begin your reading of the Intervention section with the Responsive Reading and Instruction page. It outlines the overarching principles and the elements of an effective intervention which should be taken into consideration when responding to a student who requires additional supports to become an engaged reader.

The next page Classroom-Based Intervention within Instruction – Tier 1 summarizes in an easy-to-read table  intervention and differentiation strategies within the four reading instructional approaches.

Following this is Targeted/Group Intervention-Tier 2 which has two video resources located at the bottom of the page. The first video from Regina Public school division is a demonstration of a Fountas and Pinnell lesson on how to identify words with long vowel sounds. The second video from Prince Albert Catholic school division is a demonstration of an oral language intervention called Talking Partners.  The goal of the featured lesson in the video is for students to develop key vocabulary orally that they will be encountering in a reading lesson the following day.

The final page in the Intervention section is Process for Responsive Reading Instruction. An archived webinar at the bottom of the page from Northwest school division addresses Tier 1, 2 and 3 interventions and outlines how teachers can use interventions to further student literacy development so that all students reach their reading potential.

Wish you a great week!,
Provincial Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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Reading Instructional Approaches Resources!

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The featured section this week on the Saskatchewan Reads website is Instructional ApproachesThis 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 introductory Instructional Approaches page 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 Administrator Reading Team

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This Week’s Resource Highlights

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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 Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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Saskatchewan Reads Resource Highlights!

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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 Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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

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More March 29th, 2019 Café Style Sharing materials have been posted!  Check out the March 29th, 2019 Workshop web page.  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 Administrator Reading Team

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March 29th, 2019 Café Style Sharing Sessions

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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.

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 Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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Saskatchewan Reads Provincial Workshop

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Hello,

The participants of the Provincial Saskatchewan Reads Workshop held on March 29th were treated to a wonderful morning learning about the reading and writing connection with Lori Jamison!

A few of the take-aways:
……..reading and writing is a symbiotic process
………everyone is a writing teacher
……….learning to write …. writing to learn
…………teach explicitly the strategies of writing
….. I do, We do, We do, We do, We do, We do ……..We do is more important than we ever realized
……oral language piece is so critical
………..anchor charts have to be living, breathing documents…………
……voice is more important to the reader than the writer…….
………give them lots more chance to talk before they write……

Thank you Lori for sharing your passion and energy for writing!

Wish you a great weekend,
Provincial Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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New Resources Added

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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 Saskatchewan Reads 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
This document includes the ‘what-to-look-fors’ regarding each of the instructional approaches for both teachers and administrators.

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 Administrator Reading Team

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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How School Leaders Contribute to Effective Reading Programs

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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.

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

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My name is Kim. It is my first year in the role of principal at an elementary school. I want to support literacy at my elementary school but I don’t know where to start. I served as a VP in my previous assignment at a high school . . .

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