Jamie Platz

Grades 4–6

Literacy learners 1, formerly known as Project LEAP.  Literacy Learners 1 is designed for students in grades 4-6.  This program provides literacy support while increasing a positive attitude towards reading and writing.  The program focuses on basic writing, reading, and comprehension skills.  A variety of reading materials and fun activities will be used to improve your child’s confidence towards reading in a safe, caring environment.

The reading comprehension and writing skill fundamentals that children will be exposed over the seven-week period includes:

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Writing with purpose
  • Reading with fluency
  • Story prediction
  • Reading extension
  • Identifying main ideas

A variety of reading materials and skill-based activities, including books, comics, nursey rhymes, poetry, worksheets, puzzles, games and art, are utilized to improve children’s reading competence and confidence in a safe, caring, and fun atmosphere. 

At the conclusion of the program, children will have increased their reading confidence and have tools to assist them in their understanding and ability to comprehend text and write a proper sentence.  Children will leave the program with a portfolio of the activities they completed and a certificate.

The first four weeks of Literacy Learners 1 are dedicated to writing skills, while the following four weeks are focused on building reading comprehension skills.  Class sizes are kept small so that the Program Instructor can provide both group and individual support as necessary.  The Program Instructor also provides continuous encouragement and constructive feedback to children regarding their work and progress during the eight week period. 

Literacy Learners 1 typically operates one and a half hours per week for a seven-week session during out of school-time hours.

For more information, please contact:

Meg Stafford
Program Instructor | Bill Rees Community Initiatives
meg.stafford@nothernalberta.ymca.ca
780.429.9622

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Jamie Platz

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Edmonton, AB T5T 5T9
Phone: 780-481-9622
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