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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you are an educator and want to see your favorite book here, make sure to create a teacher account to submit book recommendations.
Depending on the reading level of your child, the book of the day will always be a great book for your child to read!
Practical advice and high impact teaching 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
An excellent set of prompts to help make sure students are:
*using visual information
The purpose of this supporting document is to provide samples of assessment and evaluation tools teachers may use/adapt for their students as teachers implement an effective English Language Arts program.