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Saskatoon Public Schools
Inspiring Learning
What Does Literacy for Life Involve?

Early Years Literacy

Supported by an intensive and sustained staff development program, our kindergarten to Grade 2 teachers are using variations of the Picture Word Inductive Model to teach reading and writing to their students along with a variety of other powerful, explicit instructional strategies.

Middle Level Literacy

Teachers in Grade 3-5 classrooms continue to explore various models of inquiry as they consolidate their learning within the framework of the provincial curricula. A sustained focus is the development of competencies for 21st century learning: conceptual understanding, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and communication. The enhancement of these competencies in our students will help them to achieve the goal of reading at or above grade level.

In Grade 6-8, teachers are implementing the renewed provincial curricula as a key resource while teaching subject area content through the receptive and expressive strands of literacy. Literacy inquiry, deepening our students' implementation of assessment for learning practices, and effectively employing powerful instructional models will continue to be a focus. Reading at or above grade level continues to be the goal for our students.

Just Read - Kindergarten to Grade 12

A partnership of school and community to increase students' reading of fiction and non-fiction books. Just Read creates lifelong reading habits. Our schools, classrooms, and students have established literacy goals to increase the number and type of books students read. Literacy for Life’s outcome is to establish a love of literacy within all students and staff.