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Literacy Initiatives
 

School District No. 47 Literacy Plan

The school district is required to submit an annual Achievement Contract to the Ministry of Education. The contract includes initiatives specific to improving the literacy skills of all students.

The current goals are:

  • To improve student achievement in reading.
    Specific activities include:
    1. Early intervention programs for identified at-risk kindergarten students.
    2. Early intervention programs for identified students in grades 1-2.
    3. Summer reading program for at risk students in grades 1-2.
    4. Differentiated instruction for specific grade 2 students who are not reading at grade level.
    5. Use of leveled classroom reading materials in grades 3 to 9.
    6. A pilot program that uses direct one on one reading intervention.
    7. Promote the use of a balanced reading program.
    8. Initiate a pilot program of computer based reading intervention at the grade 8/9 level.
    9. Differentiated instruction strategies for lower performing males in grade 4.
    10. District reading teacher works with teachers.
    11. Initiate a pilot program in Wilson Reading.

  • To improve student achievement in writing.
    Specific activities include:
    1. Balanced writing framework developed and initiated at the elementary level.
    2. District writing teacher works with students and staff.
    3. Additional intervention instruction for targeted students.
    4. Pilot project using Picture Word Induction Method with targeted groups of lower performing students.

  • To improve student achievement in numeracy at the grades 4 to 9 levels.
    Specific activities include:
    1. Focus on improving skills in mathematical problem solving in grades 4 to 7.
    2. Focus on improving skills in working with grade appropriate number concepts in grades 4 to 7.
    3. Teachers will use assessment results from 2007/08 to inform their instruction for 2008/09.
    4. The district will develop additional strand concept and problem solving assessments to further assist teachers.

Aboriginal Literacy Program Offerings In School District No. 47

In accordance with the Local Education Agreement and the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement the school district undertakes initiatives specific to improving the literacy skills of aboriginal students. This is reflected in school district's Achievement Contract.

The current goal areas are:

  • To improve student achievement in all areas of literacy.
    Specific activities include:
    1. Guided reading program
    2. Introduction to Power Speak
    3. One on one intervention using First Nations resource workers
    4. Summer school opportunities
    5. PALS program at Chi-chuy afternoon kindergarten
    6. Corrective reading program in grades 3 to 7
    7. District reading teacher works with staff members
    8. District writing teacher works with students and staff
    9. Initiate a pilot program in Wilson Reading

  • To improve student achievement in all areas of numeracy.
    Specific activities include:
    1. After school instruction provided by a teacher.
    2. After school hands on math.
    3. After school assistance for grades 8 and 9 via online learning.

  • To continue to offer the Klah ah men Language Program from kindergarten to grade 12.