Foundations for Literacy: An Evidence-based Toolkit for the Effective Reading and Writing Teacher

By Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network Last updated 2024/05/27
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This resource has been compiled by a group of Canadian language and literacy experts. It is organized into three primary segments. First, it highlights the essential information educators should possess about various research types, enabling them to stay well-informed and knowledgeable about the connection between language, reading, and writing instruction. The next section focuses on a child’s progress in reading and writing skills and offers hands-on classroom illustrations of activities for imparting these abilities. Finally, the third section addresses techniques for delivering effective instruction.

Curriculum Connection

B1. Oral and Non-Verbal Communication B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing B3. Language Conventions for Reading and Writing C1. Knowledge about Texts C2. Comprehension Strategies D1. Developing Ideas and Organizing Content D2. Creating Texts D3. Publishing, Presenting, and Reflecting
This resource supports the teaching and learning of multiple curriculum areas across both reading and writing.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6
Topic(s): Alphabetic KnowledgeApplying MorphologyApplying OrthographyApplying PhonicsCapitalization and PunctuationComprehensionFluencyGrammarMultilingual LearnersSyntax and Sentence StructureUnderstanding Reading DevelopmentVocabularyWord-Level Reading and SpellingWriting

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