Language Arts

The Northern Alberta Reading Specialists’ Council Response to the Alberta Draft English Language Arts and Literature Kindergarten to Grade Six Curriculum

The Northern Alberta Reading Specialists' Council responds to the draft K-6 English Language Arts curriculum.
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An Open Letter Regarding the Proposed French Immersion/FLA Draft Curriculum for Alberta

An open letter regarding the draft French Immersion and French Language Arts curricula from members of the French Advisory Committee at the University of Calgary Werklund School of Education.
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Dyslexia Canada Supports Alberta’s Review of English Language Arts Curriculum

Read Dyslexia Canada's statement on the draft K-6 ELA curriculum.
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Reading for Pleasure

Dr. Margaret Mackey discusses the importance of ensuring children develop a joy of reading as part of the English Language Arts curriculum.
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Read Decoding Dyslexia Alberta’s Statement on Alberta’s Curriculum Review – English Language Arts and Literature

Decoding Dyslexia Alberta encourages local decision makers to elect to pilot the ELA curriculum.
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Response from Alberta Reading Specialists to Alberta Draft ELA Curriculum 2021

Reading Specialists Respond to the 2021 Draft Alberta English Language Arts Curriculum.
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Curriculum Feedback – English Language Arts, Alberta Education

Dr Robin Bright states that Albertans can and must build a strong ELA curriculum for our students and for the future. She offers some observations about how to do this for teachers, parents, and most importantly, students.
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Commentary on the Draft English Language Arts Curriculum

Professor Margaret Mackey is an academic who researches young people and their literacies - print, media, and digital. She expresses concern at the major omissions of topics crucial to the well-being of young people and to their development as citizens in a multimodal world.
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Research/Inquiry Skills for Lifelong Learning

Professor Jennifer Branch-Mueller discusses the importance of research and inquiry in curriculum.
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What the English Language Arts Curriculum Draft Gets Wrong

Professor Maren Aukerman, a researcher who specializes in literacy, looks at larger-level gaps and problems with the proposed curriculum.
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Analysis of Digital Literacies in the Draft Alberta K-6 Curriculum

Drs. Barbara Brown & Michele Jacobsen explore five key areas of concern related to digital literacies in the draft K-6 curriculum.
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