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Literacy as an authentic activity

Tomorrow night is our planned Family Literacy Night. We hope to see you there. One of the topics I will touch on in our opening sharing activity is how easy it is to find literacy in our every day lives. With reading for example, the Ministry of Education offers some strategies for parents of students in K-3 as well as 4-6. Both sites encourage us to find ways to “meet the child where they are”. Opportunities to read with your child, explore their interests, use opportunities like cooking to explore reading, and engaging in authentic opportunities to explore print, media, words, concepts and issues helps encourage and engage children in literacy.

Tomorrow is also an opportunity for us all to share authentic opportunities we have used as families to explore literacy.

No doubt, the examples will be plentiful.

Here’s to our collective sharing tomorrow.

Mr. Collins


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