Literacy - Resources and Articles
Richard Allington Article on What At-Risk Readers Need.
Horizon Literacy Framework
K-9 Word document with hyperlinks on the top 10 effective strategies to teach reading.
A word document compiled of 12 ways to engage readers for K-12 teachers.
Components of a Balanced Literacy Program Handout
Literacy First: A Plan For Action Document- Through consultations, conversations and feedback with educators, Alberta Education heard literacy success stories across the province. We identified six key themes that require this focused attention. Literacy First: A Plan for Action is Alberta Education’s response to the six key literacy themes
Living Literacy: a Literacy Framework for Alberta's Next Generation- The Living Literacy Framework was prepared by Education, Innovation and Advanced Education and Human Services [tri-ministry partners]. It builds on the strengths of the current Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system, advanced education system and workforce development programs. Four goals [increase literacy, build awareness, enhance opportunities, facilitate partnerships] were identified in the Living Literacy Framework, as were specific priority actions, five intermediate outcomes, and nine indicators to measure increased literacy levels.
Alberta Education Web site: What is Literacy? Literacy has traditionally been thought of as reading and writing. Although these are essential components of literacy, today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more. Alberta Education defines literacy as the ability, confidence, and willingness to engage with language to acquire, construct and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living. Language is explained as a socially and culturally constructed system of communication.
Literacy Definition, Components and Elements of the Progressions Alberta Education here.
Literacy in Subject Areas
Two Videos on Literacy: Literacy: A World to Discover and Literacy in a Digital World.
Literacy Across Learning, Scotland- Alberta Education has provided this external link for teachers as it provides a range of professional resources for the teaching of literacy across the curriculum.
Literacy For All: A Community of Practice For Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities- The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (through the Alberta Regional Consortia), in collaboration with Alberta Education has been hosting one-year communities of practice for teachers since 2011. The goal of these professional learning opportunities is to enhance teacher capacity to better meet the literacy and communication needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Participants meet face-to-face twice during the year and collaborate in an online environment from September to June. The purpose of this website is to provide information and strategies for teachers in Alberta who want to learn more about literacy and communication instruction for students with significant disabilities. Much of this content has been co-developed with participants of the Literacy for All communities of practice. New content is added on a regular basis.
Using iPad Apps in the Elementary Classroom document
Some ideas on preventing summer reading slide.