Engaging All Learners!

Four Blocks of Literacy videos

View these five videos to see how teachers across the province are using the 4-Blocks of Literacy to create accessible learning experiences for Grade 1 to 6 students with significant disabilities.

Guided Reading

Teachers demonstrate how they include students with significant disabilities in guided reading activities.

Learning Guide: Guided Reading PDF

Length: 6 minutes 23 seconds

Self-selected Reading

Teachers demonstrate how they organize their classroom libraries and provide meaningful and accessible self-selected reading experiences for all students in their classrooms.

Learning Guide: Self-selected Reading PDF

Length: 11 minutes 29 seconds

Working with Words

Teachers demonstrate how they use word walls and related making word activities to build literacy skills of all students in their classroom, including students with significant disabilities.

Learning Guide: Working with Words PDF

Length: 7 minutes 2 seconds

Structured Writing

Teachers demonstrate how they create accessible and successful writing experiences for students with significant disabilities.

Learning Guide: Structured Writing PDF

Length: 7 minutes 35 seconds

Community of Practice

A recent cohort of Alberta teachers worked together to pilot the teaching resources MEville to WEville and Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Blocks Way. Here is what they had to say about their experience in this community of practice.

Length: 2 minutes 44 seconds