Literacy allows us to use language and images in rich, varied forms to read, write, listen, speak, view, represent, discuss, and think critically about ideas. It is an essential tool for personal growth and to share information in order to interact with others.
The development of literacy builds on knowledge, culture and experiences to promote better learning and understanding.
Literacy involves the ability to:
- access, manage, create and evaluate information
- think imaginatively and analytically
- communicate thoughts and ideas effectively
- apply metacognitive knowledge and skills
- develop a sense of self-efficacy and an interest in lifelong learning
What should my child be reading at home? (Senior Kindergarten – Grade 3)
Senior Kindergarten students are given guided reading instruction to identify individual reading levels. Your child's teachers will be able to identify reading level based on word knowledge, understanding and fluency.
Additional Resources from the Ontario Ministry of Education
Grade 1-8 Language Curriculum
Parent Guide - Reading and writing with your child (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
Grades 9-10 curriculum
Grades 11-12 curriculum
Ontario Secondary School literacy course
Student success tips for parents
Adolescent literacy guide: a brief guide for parents (Grades 7-12)