Teachers participating in this project are using the following professional resources:

Teaching resources for Year 1

MEville to WEville

MEville to WEville is a research-based literacy teacher resource that integrates reading, speaking, writing, augmentative communication. listening, active participation through over 405 lessons filled with meaningful and engaging learning opportunities. It supports the development of beginning literacy and communication skills and provides a learning and communication context for students with significant disabilities to develop a sense of self and a sense of belonging within a community of learners. It can be used in Kindergarten to Grade 6 classrooms.

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MEville to WEville has three units:
  • Me
  • My Family
  • My School

Sample Lesson Sequence
Unit 1 ME sample lesson sequence provides a sample guide to teachers for how each unit is outlined for learning new words, literacy, writing and vocabulary lessons and activities.

Supporting Trade Books
The following trade books, found in many school libraries, will support Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 in the MEville to WEville series.

AbleNet Action Dictionary


The Action Dictionary by AlbeNet is a collection of verb or action words referred to as 'power words'.

Power words include and engage students in meaningful activities. A print copy is provided within EqualsMath. You can also download this free resource in iBook itunesformat which can only be read on a iOS device .

Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Block Way


Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Block Way
was provided as the third resource to the participants.

To support the work outlined in this resource this PowerPoint
Literacy for All Reading and Writing the Four Block Way illustrates work
by the pilot participants outlining key points from Children with Disabilities:
Reading and Writing the Four Block Way.

Emerging Literacy Behaviors Checklist

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The Emerging Literacy Behaviours Checklist was developed
to enable teachers to assess and track progress of students
with significant disabilities as they develop emerging literacy skills.

Alberta Education: Program of Studies


English Language Arts Program


Books and Me*
  • A template for teachers to use with students to gather data about individual student's favourite books and where they like to read.

Additional Resources for Year 2 Literacy for All: Going Deeper

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The Daily 5: Fostering literacy independence in the elementary grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

The CAFE Book: Engaging all students in daily literacy assessment and instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

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