Literacy in Action

Literacy in Action:


Literacy is blooming at Woodward. Our school year began with school-wide reading assessments. This allows our teachers and support staff to know exactly where to meet each Wildcat in their literacy journey. This data informs our regular classroom practice as well as targets areas of growth for our school. Literacy assessments are ongoing throughout the year and allow teachers to shift to meet the needs of their learners. We continue to fine tune our assessment practices by collaborating with our district support team.


Our Teacher Librarian, Ms. Sato, is also reconnecting our classrooms with literacy support in the library. Ms. Sato often hosts author talks with local and international authors. She collaborates with our classroom teachers to create engaging and meaningful literacy projects for each class.


Our professional learning has focused on the new Reading Power with Adrienne Gear, revisiting our work with Faye Brownlie, and participating in professional growth opportunities in our school district.


Our classroom teachers, Teacher Librarian, and resource team are continually exploring new materials, resources, activities, lessons, and books to provide a meaningful, engaging, and positive literacy program for all our Wildcats.


We encourage our families to take an active role in your child’s literacy education.

  • Read with your child every day.
  • Ask questions about their learning at school.
  • Encourage your child to choose the books you read together.
  • Make reading together fun and relaxing.
  • Help your child notice print everywhere.
  • Sing songs, repeat rhymes, say tongue twisters, and play word games together.
  • Follow a recipe together to create something yummy.
  • Write a card, letter or email together.
  • Ask your child to tell you about an experience and use questions to extend the conversation.
  • Let your child see you read and write.
  • Visit the library.
Updated: Monday, January 31, 2022