Literacy Support


Weledeh has an instructional focus on Literacy. The program focuses on providing support to developing readers, literacy enhancement to more developed readers and specialized programming to students who have individualized and unique learning needs. The Literacy Support Programming aims to help all students reach their full potential through strategic literacy instruction, extending literacy activities, and a variety of focused lessons based on individual student needs during a daily scheduled block.

What is Literacy Support?

  • school-wide 30 minute daily blocked scheduling
  • small-group targeted, literacy instruction
  • literacy through various mediums for enhancement
  • small group specialized programming instruction
  • universal assessments that guide instruction in order to improve outcomes for students

For more information please contact the Literacy Support Teachers, Gizelle Gaudon, Catherine Son and Jasmine Tolley.

Useful Family Literacy Links:

What are the Big Ideas of Reading?

  1. Phonemic Awareness: The ability to hear and manipulate sound in words.
  2. Alphabetic Principle: The ability to associate sounds with letters and use these sounds to read words.
  3. Accuracy and Fluency with Connected Text: The effortless, automatic ability to read words in isolation (orthographic coding) and connected text.
  4. Vocabulary Development: The ability to understand (receptive) and use (expressive) words to acquire and convey meaning.
  5. Comprehension: The complex cognitive process involving the intentional interaction between reader and text to extract meaning.

Support Literacy Learning All Year Long