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  • Langley Literacy Network District Literacy Plan

    School District #35 (Langley) Board of Education Meeting June 21, 2016

  • Our Programs

    Community One on One Learning for Adults (COOL)

    Conversation Circles

    Reading Buddies Wrap-a-Read

    Computer Classes for Seniors

    SD35 Board of Education M eeting

    June 21, 2016

  • Successes in 2015/2016 • Awarded a multi-year Community Adult Literacy Program grant • $27,404 x 3 years from Ministry of Advanced Education

    • Awarded Literacy Outreach Coordination funding for 2016- 2017 • $27, 437 from Decoda Literacy Solutions/Ministry of Education

    SD35 Board of Education M eeting

    June 21, 2016

  • Adult Literacy • 22 learners meeting with volunteers tutors in the COOL program • 31 volunteer adult literacy tutors • 7 workshops for volunteers • Held our pilot for Computer Classes for Seniors • Conversation Circles continue to grow • Support for Syrian refugees • Partnership with KPU and LEC

    SD35 Board of Education M eeting

    June 21, 2016

  • Family Literacy • Gave 1661 children books during our annual Wrap-a- Read event • Received $4800 of Raise-a-Reader funding • Applied for First Book Canada books – 500 books to Langley • 58 pairs of Reading Buddies across Langley Libraries • Students Grades 1 – 3 meeting with students in Grades 10 -12 • R.E. Mountain, Aldergrove, Walnut Grove

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  • Challenges • Volunteer recruitment • Space for programs

    An adult learner working with her volunteer literacy tutor

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  • Goals for 2016/2017 • Adult Literacy • Continue to strengthen our adult literacy programs

    • Family Literacy • Support the development of family literacy through our Wrap-a- Read and Reading Buddies programs

    • Support and Provide Resources for Refugees and Newcomers

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  • District Initiatives: Four Highlights

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  • Igniting Passion for Learning: Excellence in Literacy Instruction

    “Faye Brownlie is one of BC’s most sought after literacy and learning experts. She works in staff development in BC, nationally and internationally.”

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    June 21, 2016

  • Rationale “Improving the quality of early literacy instruction is the best way to improve student outcomes. Developing the expertise of every teacher is the best way to improve early literacy.”

    Dr. Richard Allington

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  • What teachers said… “ I tried many ideas which I found to be successful and engaging for the students.” “… an opportunity to discuss literacy topics as a school team.” “…reinforcing belief in our own abilities.” “Putting strategies into practice! It’s been great!” “Faye knows exactly what we need, let her heart lead.”

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    June 21, 2016

  • Summer Reading Inquiry Will giving vulnerable readers eleven free books help to maintain their reading level over the summer?

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  • Rationale • Summer Slide

    • Vulnerable Children

    • Research

    • Tracking

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  • Special thanks to the Langley Foundation

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  • Reconciliation Through Literature

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  • Rationale: To Deepen Understanding

    • First People’s Principles

    • Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives

    • Authentic Aboriginal Literature

    • Reading Strategies

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  • Reflection • Participants

    • Reflections

    • Rubric

    • Ideas to Launch Novels

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  • Richard Wagamese SD35 Board of Education M

    eeting June 21, 2016

  • Moving Forward Aboriginal Understandings Learning Progression – SD68 Aboriginal Education

    Moving Toward the Water Boarding the Canoe Raising your Paddle Journey Into Deeper Waters

    Awareness Developing Acquiring Action/ Advocacy implies a sense of ‘need to

    know’ implies a willingness to

    address one’s own understandings and beliefs

    implies a demonstration of knowledge and respect

    implies a demonstration of knowledge, respect and a commitment to

    advocacy Beliefs and Attitudes towards Aboriginal Peoples

    Recognizes that knowledge may need to be enhanced

    Aware that issues exist around Aboriginal peoples

    Demonstrates a willingness to enhance one’s knowledge and understanding

    May bring an informed perspective to current issues

    Demonstrates a responsibility to enhance one’s knowledge and understanding

    Possesses an intention to bring an informed and critical perspective to current issues and acts upon those intentions

    Demonstrates respect for Aboriginal people

    Provides leadership to enhance others’ knowledge and understanding

    Seeks out opportunities to act on the injustices toward Aboriginal people

    Knowledge of Aboriginal Peoples and History on local, regional and national levels

    Demonstrates awareness of Local Aboriginal

    peoples and territories Aboriginal languages

    and cultures Indigenous Knowledge Canadian history as it

    pertains to Aboriginal people

    Beginning to explore the topics of Local Aboriginal peoples

    and territories Aboriginal languages and

    cultures Indigenous Knowledge History and the impact of

    colonization the impact of the Indian Act

    on present day Aboriginal people

    the contributions of Aboriginal people to contemporary society

    Demonstrates knowledge of

    Local Aboriginal peoples and territories

    Aboriginal languages and cultures

    Indigenous Knowledge History and the impact of

    colonization the impact of the Indian Act

    on present day Aboriginal people

    the contributions of Aboriginal people to contemporary society

    Recognizes the influence of the dominant culture, while striving to foster the Aboriginal Worldview

    Demonstrates and practices a knowledge and respect for Indigenous Pedagogy

    Laura Tait, SD68 Aboriginal Education 2011

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  • Literature Circles New Curriculum Connections: • Personalized • Collaborative • Literacy Foundations • Inclusive

    Successes: • Workshops • Schools • Department Heads

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  • A Student’s Journey SD35 Board of Education M

    eeting June 21, 2016

  • Foundations

    Every Child, Every Day: Six Elements of Effective Reading Instruction

    A summary from Richard Allington, Educational Leadership, March 2012

    1. Every child, everyday reads something they have chosen themselves.

    2. Every child reads accurately. Research shows that reading at 98% or higher

    accuracy is essential for reading acceleration.

    3. Every child reads something he or she understands. This takes a lot of reading and

    rereading of text that students find engaging.

    4. Every child writes about something personally meaningful. When they write about

    something they care about, they use conventions of spelling and grammar because it mat-

    ters that their ideas are communicated.

    5. Every child talks with their peers about reading and writing. Research has demonstrated

    that conversation with peers improves comprehension and engagement with text.

    6. Every child listens to a fluent adult reader read aloud. This increases students’ own flu-

    ency and comprehension skills, expands vocabulary, background knowledge, awareness

    of genre and text structure. S.D. #71

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  • Foundations SD35 Board of Education M

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  • Foundations

    OF EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE READING

    EFFECTIVE READERS INEFFECTIVE READERS Before Reading • Activate prior knowledge • Understand tasks and set purposes • Choose appropriate strategies

    Before Reading • Start reading without preparation • Read without knowing why • Read without considering how to approach

    the material

    During Reading • Focus attention • Monitor their comprehension by:

    • knowing comprehension is occurring • knowing what is being understood

    • Anticipate and predict • Use fix-up strategies when not understanding • Analyze the context to understand new terms • Use text structure to assist comprehension • Organize and integ