Clearview continues to support early reading!
Clearview donates books to support young families and early reading
Supporting early reading is a focus for Clearview, and encouraging adults to read to children as early as possible helps to ensure learners can be active readers growing up.
Clearview Public Schools has once again donated new reading books to families with younger children. Families can receive a book at the Stettler Community Health Center when they are visiting for vaccinations or a check up, courtesy of your local public school.
Sing a Song of Bedtime by Barbara Reid* is a great book for early learners, with bright and tactile images illustrating a variety of bedtime rhymes and lullabies. This collection features 14 nursery rhymes to lullabies perfect to help children enjoy a shared reading as they fall asleep.
“On behalf of all the Public Health Nurses (PHN) in the office, we would like to thank you and Clearview Public Schools for the books for distribution in our clinics. We are excited once again to have such a great resource to encourage literacy and language skills in our young families. Please forward our thanks on to any others that are responsible for making this happen.” Sue Stratulate, Public Health Nurse
As parents, you are a literacy leader. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help strengthen your ability to be a great coach and mentor at home, we encourage you to also see the great tips for parents created by Edmonton Public.
Reading just 15 minutes a day sees an average of more than a million words a year. Reading with your children every day is among the most important things you can do to help them succeed. Children whose parents are involved with them in family literacy activities score 10 points higher on standardized reading tests...think of reading as an intellectual vitamin!
Literacy is at the foundation of successful learning and living. It is an active, life-long process. It begins almost from birth, when our parents first start reading to us and develops over our whole lives.
Literacy is more than basic reading and writing skills. Literacy education at Clearview Public Schools is about helping students find ways to make sense of the world by acquiring, understanding and communicating information in a variety of ways.
Clearview has adopted a balanced literacy approach. Balanced literacy encompasses three crucial areas which are to be done each day - reading, writing and working with books. In each of these areas, teachers begin with direct instruction and gradually release responsibility to students so they can become successful independent learners. In all three areas, students are making connections to self, text and word.
Clearview is also using STAR Reading Screen. STAR reading guides our K - 12 students to greater reading growth with outcomes-based computer adaptive assessments that measure students’ reading comprehension, monitor achievement and growth.
For more information on literacy and your child’s learning successes, see also https://www.clearview.ab.ca/Literacy.php
* Barbara Reid is the bestselling author and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books, and the illustrator of over twenty five. She has won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, The Governor General’s Award for Illustration and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. In 2013 she became a member of the Order of Canada, and in 2015 she was named Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. Her book Picture the Sky won the 2018 CBC Fan Choice Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.
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