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The Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board is committed to high standards for student achievement in literacy, and believes that it is our moral imperative to have all our students leaving our system as literate citizens.  We recognize literacy as a fundamental human right that empowers individuals in a society.  

At the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board, we follow the Science of Reading research to ensure that we teach the essential reading and writing skills; oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.  Currently, we are shifting from a balanced instructional approach to a systematic structured approach to ensure that we are meeting all our students' needs.  We are committed to using evidence-aligned reading instruction and effective instructional strategies to enhance our students' reading and writing skills throughout their educational years.

In addition, we believe in a strong partnership between the home, school, and parish to nurture the literacy of the students entrusted to our care.  We believe that parents are a child’s first teachers, and we embrace a collective vision to support families in the development of their child’s literacy skills. 

BGCDSB Literacy Essential Practice

  1. Daily reading experiences that focus on explicit and implicit skills, and making connections to enable deeper learning across all subject areas using a wide variety of text
  2. Daily writing experiences using various text forms across all subject areas that focus on key writing traits ie ideas, topic development, word choice, sentence fluency, and language conventions
  3. Explicit oral language (expressive and receptive) experiences used as the foundation for a comprehensive literacy program
  4. Consolidation of students’ early reading skills. 

Reading Comprehension = Word Decoding X Language Comprehension

Ministry of Education: Curriculum and Resource Documents that Support Literacy


BGCDSB Resources to Support Literacy

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