Strategies

Early Learning

Early Learning ❖ Explicit vocabulary development instruction - oral language - all ❖ ABC Boom Writing - subset group ❖ Early Literacy Playbook (created by PRPS teachers) - all ❖ Develop new videos demonstrating best literacy practices ❖ PWIM ❖ Engage with Instructional Leads ❖ After school Literacy Specials with Learning Leads: Support for Reading and Writing

Strategies

K-12

K-12 ❖ Implementation of literacy practices in all 1-6 classrooms (schools may choose the daily five, Literacy Place, the Edmonton Public Balanced literacy guide etc.) ❖ Literacy Play Books - PRPS website ❖ All schools will establish literacy targets and teachers will set literacy targets for their students. ❖ Teachers will implement narrative and expository writing strategies (gr. 1-3) ❖ Teachers will develop/use rubrics, models and writing protocols (gr. 4-6) ❖ Multiple schools will establish consistent practices across grade levels to develop writing skills such as on demand performance assessments, peer editing tuning protocols, and process writing frameworks. ❖ Implementing strategies specific to English Language Learners (gr. 1-3) ❖ Teachers will use instructional practices to develop digital literacy/citizenship ❖ Develop new videos demonstrating best literacy practices ❖ Engage with Instructional Leads. ❖ Teachers will receive professional development in disciplinary literacy and develop subject specific literacy development instructional practices (gr. 4-12) ❖ Teachers will use digital tools to develop student skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and representing. (gr. 4-12) ❖ Teachers in grades 2-9 have implemented MAP assessments for reading. Some teachers are also choosing to implement the HLAT writing assessment. ❖ All teachers will share the work that they have done on division goals with colleagues during annual school sharing sessions. ❖ Collaborative Conversations: Generative dialogue between principals and leadership teams to enhance instructional practice and define leadership decisions/moves to support improved instructional practice. ❖ As a result of the collaborative conversations, an Instructional Leadership playbook will be created that incorporates instructional leadership strategies employed in PRPS schools this year, specifically as it relates to Literacy and Deeper Learning strategies. ❖ Schools will establish literacy committees / teams / professional learning communities. Examples of product development are common assessments, rubrics, common resources, exemplars, defining scope and sequence, and banks of reading comprehension strategies. ❖ After school Literacy Specials with Learning Leads: Supporting Reading and Writing