Our Division subscribes to Accelerated Reader, a literacy tool that has created a reading revolution in our school. Students are tested using the STAR reading tool, which gives them a ZPD (zone of proximital development) score. Our EPE students from Grades 2-6 are then able to choose books that will give them reading practice at a level of comprehension and interest that will challenge, but not discourage reading. Once a book is read, a quiz is taken. The goal is to receive a 80% or higher on the quiz which indicates that our EPE student has successfully understood the literature and able to move higher into their zone. Parents are able to follow their child's reading progress by signing up for AR HomeConnect. Click on the button below to take you to the Home Connect website to join your child on his/her journey.
Our Learning Commons Area
Our Learning Commons is a space that goes beyond books. Our space accomodates approximately 40 students thus it is used for presentations such as visiting authors and more. We offer our space to students throughout the school day to gather, research, complete assignments and read.
Our space is also mobile. Movable shelving allows us to increase the size to accomodate our annual book fair each March.
Our Learning Commons is a part of the SPERD Virtual Learning Commons. Our students across the Division can connect to www.sperdlearningcommons.ca website - a virtual learning portal - and have access to all the reference sites 24/7. This website offers students grade and subject level links to enhance their journey into expanding their knowledge of the world around them and past events that have created the world they live in. This site can be accessed through our Learning Commons home page on this site.