Reading and Writing Support for All Students

Reading 2As the learning improvement teacher, Ms. Johnson is working to support readers and  writers in all the grades.  At the next parent teacher interview night, Ms. Johnson can share with parents and guardians samples of students’ writing in grades 8 and 9. She can also discuss the reading levels of these students. Why is this information important? It allows for parents, students and teachers to work together to improve these skills at all levels, whether the students are struggling or advanced for their age.  Ms. Johnson will be able to answer the question “Where to next?” for many of our learners. She will also have available resources that are useful to parents and students. Some of the materials that she will have at the interviews include:

  • Grade 8 and 9 students’ writing samples
  • Grade 8 and 9 reading levels
  • An ultimate library list of books from The Book Whisperer
  • Authors teens may enjoy
  • Bookmarks students can use to record new vocabulary
  • Useful word lists
  • Suggestions for dealing with content reading
  • Roots, prefixes and suffixes recognition as recommended by Kylene Beers
  • Reading and writing strategies for students taking Provincial Exams
  • A list of helpful online resources

Here is one website link to start with as summer approaches.
www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/keeping-kids-off-the-summer-slide.htm

Junior Girls Soccer Fundraiser

The junior girls soccer team will be at Overwaitea on April 11th from 10:00 – 6:00 selling hotdogs, pop, and chips by donation? All proceeds go towards student travel for tournaments.