This is a great starting point for administrators when looking to improve and work on literacy in their schools.
Be sure to visit the MODULES section for excellent pre-made modules that will assist you with developing a culture of literacy within your school.
From the site:
"In this continuation of Saskatchewan Reads we have Kim, who is a principal with very little background knowledge in reading. Kim’s ability to provide leadership for a Saskatchewan Reads school is enhanced by following the key components of this document. This resource builds on the sound research from educational leaders such as Routman, Sharratt, Fullan and others. It also provides practical concrete application of promising practises within our province.
This document addresses key areas in being a successful leader within the context of a Saskatchewan Reads school. Some of these key areas include: self-reflection on why leadership is important, how to develop common beliefs, how to be a lead learner and role model, how to create a reading culture and environment, how to lead with a reading focus and how to manage all the different components involved.
The intent of Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators is to provide some very practical tools and processes for administrators at all levels of the system to use in supporting teachers implementing Saskatchewan Reads. The Planning Guidelines are intended to take all the information presented and map out how, when and where it all fits into the school year. It is important to realize that all schools will be at different stages of the journey, thus certain components will take on different levels of priority.
Schools just beginning their journey will not be able to accomplish
everything in one year, therefore chunking different components into a multi-year plan is advised."