Literacy Abounds!

It has been a busy time of literacy development here at Salmo Elementary School! Every morning all classes focus on various skill development. Here are some of the things we have been up to:

1. Primary Literacy Program - the "Early Learning Profile"  - All primary teachers are using a standard assessment tool to identify skills for each student. Students engage in various games, puzzles, and instruction to acquire foundational literacy skills. Many of our early primary students are already reading simple books! Well done!

2. The Simbi reading program is being used in the K/1 class for reading fluency practice with purpose.

2. Digital Citizenship (Be Internet Awesome) in the Grade 3/4 class - Students have been learning digital research skills, etiquette and how to use Google tools to support their literacy learning online. 
3. Literature Circles are now in full swing in the Grade 4/5, and 5/6 classes. 
4. Reading Link Challenge is coming up soon! There are  7 teams.  Marianne from the Salmo Public Library will joining us for the competition. Students have been hard at work reading their books! They have enjoyed the lunch time club to read, discuss and prepare for the challenge.
5. Many thanks to our CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy) Literacy Tutors! They have been in our school for three days a week since January. They provide 1:1 literacy and reading support for struggling readers and we are seeing good progress!
6. Focused literacy support  is also provided through the Barton Reading and Spelling system. Many resources are provided for students, staff and parents.  

7. Our library is a well used space where students come to exchange books, work in small groups, and read quietly. 


Many thanks to our staff and parents for their support  of our student's literacy development!