Literacy Strategy Education and Early Childhood Development

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Nova Scotia Provincial Literacy Strategy,Literacy Strategy P 12. What is Literacy, Literacy is the foundation for all learning When we are literate we. can acquire new knowledge connect it to our world and use it For. Nova Scotia students literacy learning is about acquiring creating. connecting and communicating meaning in a wide variety of. contexts through listening speaking reading and writing. Why Does Nova Scotia Need a Literacy Strategy, Over the past two decades technology has dramatically changed. the way we acquire use and share information It has changed our. economy and how we work both here in Nova Scotia and around. the world Technology and social media now play central roles in our. students lives Nova Scotia students must have strong multimedia. literacy skills to keep pace with these changes and meet the demands. of employers society and the economy both now and in the future. In Nova Scotia s public education system we have talented students. and skilled teachers who are committed to student success However. keeping up with shifts in technology and the rapid growth of informa. tion has been challenging for everyone Student outcomes in literacy. achievement show that our entire education system needs to do more. to support our students and their teachers This literacy strategy identi. fies how we will do that and how we will measure our success. Our Vision for Literacy in Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia students will excel in literacy and graduate with the. literacy skills they need to succeed in school the workplace and their. communities,Our Goal for All Children and Youth, Nova Scotia students will achieve a high level of literacy so that they.
can thrive in school and beyond, Literacy in Every Grade Every Day as per the Action Plan. In Nova Scotia s Action Plan for Education we detailed how and why we. are placing a greater emphasis on literacy learning. We will focus on reading fluency and comprehension and on writing. skills in all grades Those skills develop over time and become more. complex To support the development of these skills we will focus on. different priorities as students progress in their learning All teachers. in all subject areas and at all grade levels will support student. learning through classroom data and assessment to drive decision. making about literacy instruction The following represents areas for. growth and success,Grades Primary 3 Strong Foundations. Changes in these early grades will stress the basics of literacy This is. a non exclusive list Students will learn,phonological awareness. oral language development,how to sequence words in a sentence. Phonological awareness is the different types of sentences. ability to hear sounds that make how to follow directions. up words in spoken language an expanded vocabulary. This includes recognizing words,that rhyme deciding whether.
how to use prefixes and suffixes, words begin or end with how to use reading writing and oral language strategies. the same sound understanding how to form questions and make comments. that sounds can be manipulated, to create new words and Grades 4 8 Innovation and Exploration. separating words into their, At this level students will increase their skills in reading writing. individual sounds Linking letters, with sounds and understanding speaking and listening They will have opportunities to develop their. how those letters and sounds creativity and problem solving skills and to be innovative Students. make up words are very will learn, important steps in literacy across subject areas such as science and social studies.
understanding so that they will learn how to use reading writing and speaking. what is read, skills in different settings and deepen their understanding. writing rules that will make their writing clear accurate. sequential and easy to understand, to effectively communicate using a range of methods such as. printing cursive writing and multimedia,enhanced content area specific vocabulary. writing conventions including spelling sentence formation. punctuation capitalization grammar and usage,Grades 9 12 Ready to Launch. In high school students are getting ready to move on to post. secondary learning or to join the workforce Strong literacy skills will. better enable them to engage in and deepen their understanding of. the world Instruction in these grades will help students improve and. sharpen the specific literacy skills they need for success after they. graduate from the public school system Students will learn and. research skills, reading skills to support successful transition to post secondary.
studies and the workplace,reading and writing skills across subject areas. writing for different purposes e g lab reports English essays. oral and written presentation skills,Nova Scotia Provincial Literacy Strategy. How We Will Measure Success,By 2020 Reading and Writing. The target goal for reading and writing will be an increase of 8 per cent. in the number of students who perform at or above expectations as. measured by the following provincial assessments,Reading and Writing in Grade 3 RW3. Reading Writing and Mathematics in Grade 6 RWM6,Reading Writing and Mathematics in Grade 8 RWM8.
the Nova Scotia Examination NSE English 10, Literacy achievement will be maintained or increased as students. progress through the grades, There will be consistent monitoring of specific measures through. the Literacy Steering Committee and the Literacy Working Group This. will include reviewing results from Reading Recovery early literacy in. struction mentors and achievement data This information will inform. provincial intervention support and the implementation strategies. We are making changes now in the way we will teach and focus on. literacy However it will take time to see the effects of these changes. We believe assessments in 2020 will show measurable success with. students performing at or above the expectations in reading and. Supporting All Students,Essential Graduation Competencies. These are attitudes skills and knowledge that prepare students to. successfully participate in lifelong learning and in life and work related. transitions They include citizenship communication creativity and. innovation critical thinking personal career development and. technological fluency These competencies were introduced in 2015. and as curriculum is renewed they will be connected to outcomes in. all courses for all grades Empowering students to incorporate the. French language and Acadian francophone culture is required so. they can contribute positively to their community This is another. essential graduation competency required for French first language. students Our vision for Nova Scotia students in literacy will be. strengthened through explicit connections to these competencies in. our classrooms,Cultural Diversity, Our schools are made up of diverse and vibrant groups of students. Our students come from different cultural and socio economic. backgrounds and they have different levels of ability Further our. province has both English and French language school boards each. with unique aspects In Nova Scotia s Action Plan for Education we. Individual Program Plans IPPs, committed to implementing a province wide Achievement Gap Initiative.
are developed for students for to address the differences in results that identified groups have with. whom the curriculum outcomes respect to literacy We are committed to raising the achievement of. are not applicable or attainable students of African descent and of Aboriginal heritage We are also. Program Planning Teams PPTs committed to narrowing the gap between their literacy achievement and. which include parents or guard, that of their peers by 5 per cent by 2020 Specific literacy intervention. ians track and monitor student, progress on adaptations and indi strategies will be implemented as part of the Achievement Gap Initiative. vidualized outcomes at the school,school board and provincial Student Services. levels This informs the develop We will monitor students with Individual Program Plans IPPs and. ment of ongoing programming students who require adaptations to meet the expected outcomes to. to meet the student s individual, learning needs Student progress support them in achieving their highest level of literacy. in meeting literacy outcomes is, reported at the standard reporting How We Will Reach Our Goals.
periods and parents have the,opportunity to meet with PPTs as. Our students will achieve a higher level of literacy and this will. necessary require a team effort We all share responsibility for literacy learning. Our collective efforts to improve literacy among our students will be. An adaptation is a documented guided by the following principles. strategy or resource that accom,modates the learning needs of an. Every student has the right to learn in an equitable learning. individual student An adaptation, is planned implemented mon environment and to engage with an innovative culturally. itored and evaluated to enable responsive curriculum that honours and builds on their lived. a student to achieve the public experiences, school curriculum outcomes Every francophone student has the right to instruction that. respects the principles of minority language pedagogy in order. to strengthen their cultural identity,Literacy is the foundation for all learning.
Literacy instruction is rigorous and supports high expectations. for all students, Literacy learning is a collaborative responsibility. Purposeful assessment drives instruction and positively. affects learning, Professional learning in literacy is continuous and responsive to. student needs, School administrators as instructional leaders have the knowledge. and skills to evaluate and support literacy instruction. In order to support increased literacy in our schools research has. shown that we require,High quality teaching strong leadership and. positive learning environments,Strong partnerships.
Nova Scotia Provincial Literacy Strategy,High Quality Teaching Strong Leadership and. Positive Learning Environments, As outlined in Nova Scotia s Action Plan for Education teachers require. support time and structure to allow them to focus on student learning. and student achievement We will develop performance standards for. teachers and administrators to support opportunities for their. professional learning We will also work with teachers to clearly. define literacy learning expectations and promote positive learning. environments We will, Provide students with a full range of literacy instruction and. assessment in grades P 12, provide clear expectations for speaking and listening reading and. writing or other ways of communicating at each grade level. literacy instruction at all grade levels will include explicit. teaching of targeted skills starting with oral language and. phonological awareness in P 2, literacy instruction will be tailored to meet students needs.
students will be taught and their work assessed in a manner that. respects how they learn and that is appropriate for them. schools will provide a wide range of programming and services to. assist literacy learners,Culturally responsive pedagogy is. Support literacy leadership,teaching that connects a student s. provide support to school boards for literacy leadership social cultural family or language. background to what the student, Implement a culturally responsive pedagogy is learning nurtures that cultural. provide all teachers with professional learning opportunities so uniqueness and responds by. that they have a common understanding of culturally responsive creating conditions in which the. student s learning is enhanced,pedagogy and its importance. develop curriculum and resources so that each student can relate. their learning to their life experiences and cultural backgrounds. provide students with instruction and assessment based on a. culturally responsive pedagogy, promote common instructional strategies in minority language.
pedagogy and support research in the area of minority language. pedagogy and literacy learning and achievement, Monitor and track the literacy development of all students in P 12. and provide timely support as needed, encourage a whole school approach in which teachers. resource teachers principals and other related experts and. literacy specialists work together to continuously monitor. student progress and respond as necessary, provide a range of literacy supports for students in P 12. including student resources Reading Recovery early literacy. teachers and literacy mentors coaches, Incorporate literacy instruction in all subjects in P 12. define the literacy expectations in each subject, embed literacy skills and strategies in all subjects across the.
curriculum in P 12, Use technologies as appropriate to help with literacy learning. in all grade levels, identify technologies that support student learning. facilitate student access to a wide range of educational technology. Build capacity for high quality teaching in literacy through. professional learning, promote varied opportunities for professional learning in literacy. for teachers in all subjects and all grades,Strong Partnerships. In Nova Scotia s Action Plan for Education we detailed how and why we are placing a greater emphasis on literacy learning We will focus on reading fluency and comprehension and on writing skills in all grades Those skills develop over time and become more complex To support the development of these skills we will focus on

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