Students in the Fort Vermilion School Division who are struggling in the area of reading and writing are provided with effective interventions as early as possible.
Using the Leveled Literacy Intervention program, Primary Literacy Support is intended to assist primary students whose reading and writing skills are just below grade level. The intention is to bring these students up to or even beyond grade level in a relatively short time frame. This intervention is not intended for students who are significantly below grade level or who are on an Individualized Program Plan to address their specific learning needs.
Students are referred by classroom teachers for inclusion in the Primary Literacy Support intervention program. Common assessment tools, intervention strategies and reporting procedures are used by the participating schools. There is a focus on parent involvement, including in-service and information sessions at the school level, as well as a home reading component.
The program is delivered by Primary Literacy Assistants who work collaboratively with the school’s Inclusive Education Coordinator.