Primary Student Support at Westmount

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Reading and Writing Strategies

Improving writing instruction is one of my professional growth goals this year. As a school, we are working to have 65% of our students writing at or above grade level and 90% of our students reading at or above grade level by June 2020. This summer I took some time to read 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades by Ruth Culham, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits by Ruth Culham and Raymond Coutu, Reading Power by Adrienne Gear, The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. I would highly recommend all of these books for primary teachers and beyond. I was able to select strategies for literacy instruction that aligned with our Saskatchewan Reads document and Gr. 1/2 Curriculum and our Ways to Take Action decoding strategies that our primary team uses. Please view the attached document for some of the strategies that my primary literacy cluster (co-teaching group of 2 classroom teachers, 2 SSTs, and our principal) will be utilizing:

Writing strategy for independent writing stamina

Reading is succeeding! Happy teaching!

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