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AUTOMATIC READABILITY CHECKER, a Free Readability Formula Consensus Calculator
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Our Automatic Readability Checker takes a sample of your writing and calculates the number of sentences, words, syllables, and characters in your sample. Our program takes the output of these numbers and plugs them into seven popular readability formulas. These readability formulas (see below) will let you know the reading level and grade level of your text and help you determine if your audience can read your writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
11/28/2018
Book Sharing
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Book sharing is an activity that is enjoyable for all age groups. Reading, looking at and talking about the pictures, and making up a story to go with the pictures are some ways to share books with children. Here are some helpful tips to use when choosing or sharing a book with your child.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskliteracy.ca
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Book Wizard: Teachers, Find and Level Books for Your Classroom
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Use Scholastic’s Book Wizard to level your classroom library, discover resources for the books you teach, and find books at just the right level for students with Guided Reading, Lexile® Measure, and DRA levels for children's books.

You can browse titles if trying to find a particular level, or search a specific title to get a grade level and a guided reading level as well.

Teach your students how to use this site to help them learn how to find books they may be interested in at their reading level.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
02/06/2019
For the Love of Reading
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This resource is for anyone who works with and cares for young children. The word “parent” is inclusive of all those who contribute to the development and lifelong learning of children.
Remember that no two children are alike. No two parents are alike. Your child will learn and grow at his own pace.
Parents are a child’s most important teachers. As your child’s first teacher, you can provide opportunities that will give your child a love of reading. Read to your child every day. Let your child see you reading.
This booklet gives a few suggestions on how to help your child discover the love of reading. It also lets you as a parent know why you are so important in the life of your child.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskliteracy.ca
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Grade 8 English Language Arts Teachers: Connecting the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program and Saskatchewan Curricula
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How can I, as a Grade 8 teacher, support my students’ reading achievement?

The Ministry of Education has developed a brief support document that outlines the link between Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) and Saskatchewan English Language Arts curricula and offers some questions teachers could consider as they reflect on reading instruction and student achievement.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/16/2019
Growth and Development  of Your Child
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As your child’s first teacher, you will help your child learn to walk, talk, play, count, express feelings, regulate emotions, share, love, and much more. These milestones are best achieved by providing a safe and caring environment for the healthy growth and development of your child.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskliteracy.ca
Date Added:
12/05/2018
How To Analyze Running Records (And Get a Ton of Valuable Information About Your Beginning Readers!)
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This entry includes a video to support your learning as well as text to help you learn how to successfully analyze running records to inform your teaching using Meaning, Structure and Visual information.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Becca Barnaky
Brenda Armstrong
Jennifer Baker
Marla Joy Pyles
Pat Redman
Date Added:
11/28/2018
Instructional Approaches to Reading from Saskatchewan Reads
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Modelled Reading
Shared Reading
Scaffolded/Guided Reading
Independent Reading
These are all examined with the transfer of responsibility. This document should form the basis of a good reading program. All types of lessons must be included.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Saskatchewan Reads
Date Added:
11/29/2018
Level it Books
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Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!
A great way to organize, level, and track your books!
Scan your book's ISBN to view the Lexile, Guided Reading,
Grade Level Equivalent, and/or DRA levels for the book.

We feature well liked books ranging from K-8 on a weekly basis here. Interested in high school level books? We have those in the app too!

Educators
If you are an educator and want to see your favorite book here, make sure to create a teacher account to submit book recommendations.

Parents
Depending on the reading level of your child, the book of the day will always be a great book for your child to read!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Ktl Mobile Apps
Date Added:
11/27/2018
Literacy Teaching Toolkit
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Practical advice and high impact t​eaching practices that improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

Guides are available for elementary schools and early education (birth to 5 years) as well.

Sections are included for Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Interacting with Others, Emergent Literacy and within those areas you will find teaching practices, videos, sample phonics lessons, in practice examples and more.

A teaching tooklit map is provided to grade 6 with links to many of the items on the map! https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/professionals/learning/literacy/lttusermap-ec.pdf (birth to 5)
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/lttusermap.pdf (Gr. 1 to 6)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Victoria Government - Education
Date Added:
12/13/2018
The Observation Survey
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The Observation Survey includes 6 tasks:
Letter Identification - Students are asked to identify capital and lower case letters in any way they can.
Word Test - Students read a list of 20 words.
Concepts about Print - This task identifies what children know about how print works.
Writing Vocabulary - Students are given 10 minutes to write as many words as they can.
Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words- A short story is dictated and students are asked to record the sounds they hear.
Text Reading - Students are asked to read text and their level is identified

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Sharon Greaney
Date Added:
11/28/2018
Parent Phonological Awareness Calendar - What you can do at home
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CC BY-NC-SA
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The following is an example from 2018-2019 of what parents can do at home to support phonological awareness with their child at home.
Each month has approximately 10 or more very short activities you can do with your child, and it includes the answers you should expect from your child.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Allison de Hoop
Linda Poletz
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Parent Tips: How to Prepare Toddlers and Young Children for Learning
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CC BY-NC-SA
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If parents did these 5 simple things they would greatly improve their child's readiness for school and reading. These suggestions come from a former Reading Recovery Teacher and a mother of a very early reader.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/24/2018
Reading K-12 PD for PeBL Mentors
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CC BY-NC-SA
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This professional development covers why reading is the cornerstone of all education and the PeBL philosophy.
Reading is demystified into the components that all students need to read. Then strategies and the transfer of responsibility are used supporting the Saskatchewan Reads framework.
The materials used through out the presentation are included in the folder for this presentation in the PeBL ELA Team group in the folder entitled "Reading PD (PeBL Mentor PD).
Contact any members of the team for further information.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Module
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Shari Martin
Date Added:
03/06/2019