Ministry of Education
Gr 8 LA outcomes/indicators
Saskatoon Public Schools places significant emphasis on literacy skills. LA consists of six strands; reading, writing, listening, speaking, interpreting, representing. Each day, one or more of them is addressed. Ongoing efforts to improve literacy skills this year will include:
formal reading assessments
specific instruction for reading strategies
scheduled reading periods
stories and novels read by me with response activities
instruction and practice of various writing techniques such as the newspaper format, short essay, letter and poetry
Reading Requirements and Lists
Our classroom has a reading requirement. Choice reading plays a large role in the assigned work throughout the year. For the most part, students choose their own books with communicated expectations for level and content. Completed books are recorded in a log kept in the classroom. A sample version is linked below. A log update will be due about every three weeks, usually on a Friday. In class reading time is offered at least once, sometimes twice a week. Regular visits to Alice Turner Library are planned to support reading.
Reading log - sample
Current Focus - Narrative Writing and Reading Assessments
We're embarking on an activity where students work to build a narrative. We begin the series with some smaller activities building to a full composition.
Meanwhile, some division required assessments are scheduled.
master list for Airborn. Use as a backup to prep for the vocab test.