At John A. McDougall we offer a comprehensive literacy model through quality classroom literacy instruction and multi-tiered literacy intervention at all grade levels. Programming focus is on literacy and numeracy; Reading Recovery; Leveled Literacy Intervention; Music Specialist; full day Kindergarten; and French as a Second Language. John A. McDougall is an All in For Youth School providing services and support for families and children to enhance their opportunities for school success. As a result we are able to offer school mentoring, on site family therapist, The Edmonton School Lunch Program, snack program and on site Capital Health nurse.
In addition to high quality classroom instruction, we provide the following interventions for those students needing additional support.
Reading Recovery (RR)
Under the guidance of a certified teacher, students in grade one receive daily one-on-one instruction in reading over a 20 week period to bring them to grade level. This is an intensive program requiring parent support and daily attendance to ensure student success.
Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
Levelled Literacy Intervention is a small group reading intervention for students in grades 2 and 3. The goal of this program is to accelerate student learning in order to meet grade level expectations.
As part of our instructional focus every classroom has a home reading program. The goal of this program is to help students develop the habits of a life long reader and share literacy in a joyful way with other family members.
We offer a variety of workshops to help parents and caregivers support their child's literacy development at home.