Resources & Support

A solid plan for assessment is crucial in order to know how to drive instruction and to assist in identifying students in need of additional support and interventions.

British Columbia’s curriculum brings together a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of competencies, to foster deeper, more transferable learning.

Good first teaching of literacy skills is essential for all students. All children need to experience a rich and varied literacy environment throughout their school days.

The foundation of early intervention is rooted in effective classroom practice for all students. Effective instruction for all will result in fewer children needing intervention.

Oral language is a key component of student learning across the curriculum, and is essential for successful literacy learning. Students who develop strong oral language have a larger vocabulary, which leads to greater success in school.

Part of the excitement of being an educator is getting to be lifelong learners, as we hope our students will be as well.

Continual Professional Learning ensures that we provide our students with current strategies and we are evolving our practice as our students evolve as well.

A solid reading program is just one component of a balanced literacy environment, as detailed in the Comprehensive Literacy Instruction section.

Many children have their first literacy experience by exploring their names: the letters and the sounds they make. Children need early exposure to begin to make letter-sound associations that then turn into early reading and writing experiences.

A solid writing program is just one component of a balanced literacy environment, as detailed in the Comprehensive Literacy Instuction section.