The Confident Learners program provides a rigorous curriculum aligned with teaching activities, assessments, quality professional development, and family and community engagement resources. The program covers all pre-literacy to literacy skills required to achieve reading fluency by the end of Grade 3. The program includes the following skill domains:
Code-related skill: Concepts about print, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and reading fluency (decoding and spelling, recognition and spelling, speed and prosody).
Language skill: Vocabulary, receptive language, expressive language, and written language.
Writing skills are not explicitly taught in the program. Schools are encouraged to supplement the program with skill-appropriate writing instruction. The program has a suggested 120-minute lesson delivery structure that includes read-alouds, teacher-led lessons, and student-led activities. As such, it can be aligned with a number of balanced literacy approaches.Sign up for our Newsletter or contact us us to find out more.