The Case for Literacy in Alberta - Life is hard when you can’t read
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The Case for Literacy in Alberta - Life is hard when you can’t read

20 November 2023


Acknowledgements Sincere thanks to Calgary Reads and The Rotary Club of Calgary for their support for the writing of this paper; to those who reviewed and edited it and thereby strengthened its key messages; and to the people who contributed their stories and helped the many facets of literacy come to life on its pages. [...] It is at the core of much of the and assist stakeholders to achieve their part work undertaken in the knowledge-based economy and is the skill in building literacy skills. [...] Of the remainder, two-thirds will some need intervention, and the rest will need more Fortunately, there is now an increased focus and funding intensive focused attention.” for literacy in the Alberta school system.50 Teachers have been given the opportunity to upgrade their capacity to Advances in the science of reading have allowed teach literacy and more resources and assessment tools for the d. [...] Reading builds on itself: the more you read, the more background knowledge and other Professional development strands of the reading rope are strengthened and the • Training for Kindergarten teachers in the use of The Right to easier it becomes. [...] The sessions do help build language and devoted to programs which build literacy and other basic literacy in young children, but they also build the skills skills and improve the English of many of the thousands of of parents.

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