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Are you a Canadian teacher teaching grades 3-6 looking for a comprehensive language arts program that fits everything together in an easy to follow format?

If Teaching Language Arts in Your Canadian Gr. 3-6 Classroom  Was Easy...

Your reading and writing lessons would work together.

you could have lessons that just made sense.  Your reading lesson could seamlessly flow into your writing lesson.  Even your spelling words could be connected to what is happening in the rest of your language program.  Everything would finally just make sense. 

You would have all your weekly resources in one place

Each week you had one place to look and get everything you needed to meet the needs of all your students. Know the books you needed to use to cover your expectations and have the matching shared and guided reading texts for all your students at your finger tips.  

You could keep kids easily engaged in every lesson. 

Your students begged you for more time to read and write every single day.  You never had to worry about what your early finishers would do when they are done because they were constantly engaged, on task and knew what to do without you needing to lift a finger.  

All of your students would be working at their full potential. 

You could have one lesson that worked for most of your students in a way that made modifying and accommodating for your neediest students simple and manageable.  Students could all work at their own pace and monitor their individual learning goals. 

If you had the time, the resources and the roadmap you could finally focus more on building strong readers and writers and NOT just on gathering stuff for your next lesson. 

You could actually focus on all these high yield strategies

The 4 Myths Holding You Back From an Amazing Langauge Arts Program.

The Truth Is: All students have a choice in what they write.

We get it! This is just the way it has always been done.  It is the most basic way to check off that you covered your curriculum. But why is it that so many students resist, groan and underperform as writers when we teach this way? The answer is that writing is personal.  When we as teachers make all the choices we suck the joy and fun out of a student's ability to express themselves authentically.  The solution? All students have a choice in what they write.  Focus on their process and make the decision on what to write when theirs. We allow experimentation, exploration and learning to happen, all while we teach the details of various writing forms all thoughout the year.

The Truth Is: Student-centered classrooms are the path to success in literacy!

Yes, this could make your own planning and assessment easier.  But in a classroom, we need to meet the needs of our students and meet them where they are.  The reality is regardless of the grade that may be on the top of our class list, the reality is classrooms today are full with a wide variety of needs.  This is why we need a solution that is focused on open-ended tasks, differentiated instruction with accessible learning activities for all our students.  Student-centered classrooms are the path to success in literacy. 

The Truth Is: Embrace an Inquiry approach in Langauge Arts

While our role as teachers still requires us to teach.  We all know that no matter how much we know, we can't compete with the collective knowledge of Google and Youtube.  Instead by embracing the inquiry model students can explore what they want to write on their own schedule all while we teach the various forms in a spiralled approach.  It is a 21st-century approach to teaching our 21st-century students. 

The Truth Is: targeted lessons on spelling, grammar and conventions

How many times have you been asked by parents "where is the spelling list?"   If one size fits all spelling lists were effective then everyone would be a good speller. You know spelling lists are not the best way to teach spelling but don't always know a better way.  What If I told you that targeted lessons on spelling, grammar and conventions were the way to go.  Lessons taught in the context of other learning happening.  With individualized lists based more on what the student needs to practice.  

What if you could.... 

  • Fit Reading and writing together in a way that makes sense
  • Meet the needs of all your students without doubling or tripling your workload. 
  • Actually have time to do more guided reading and student teacher conferences.
  • Have engaging and differentiated student centres that had your students cheering instead of groaning over the activities you planned.  
  • Have a complete plan in place that walked you through what to teach when with high quality resources without the prep, planning, and frustration. 

The Complete Comprehensive Language Arts Program

This language arts program will help you fit all the things you need to teach language arts together so finally feels like once cohesive system. From your lesson plans, materials, and resources it's everything you need from start to finish.  It is organized into weekly easy to use packages that contain everything you need for the entire week from beginning to end.  

Reading

1. Model good reading strategies using the provided read aloud guide for a high quality engaging picture book.

2. Complement these modelled texts with included shared and guided reading texts that follow the same themes and  all week long. 

3. Explicitly teach reading comprehension strategies through interactive and engaging lessons that fit the weekly theme. 

Writing

1. Using student voice and choice helps engage students to develop their skills as a writer.

2. Writing instruction focuses on developing skills at each stages of the writing process and allows students to explore different writing forms and genres at their own pace

3. Spiral your instruction to explicitly teach writing forms while allowing students to explore the form and genre that best suits their style

4. Using high quality mentor texts and targeted writing instruction students develop their skills through whole group and student teacher conferences

Oral Language

1. Embedded into all aspects of the program is a focus on listening and speaking skills. 

2. Integrating oral language skills within both reading and writing lessons as a key component of the gradual release of responsibility model. 

3. Students will regularly listen to oral texts and demonstrate their comprehension while learning how to persuade, explain and share their ideas with others effectively. 

Media

1. Focus on evaluating media is important for students to understand in the 21st century. 

2.Analyze media for author's purpose, and bias to help support their research skills.

3. Creating, and presenting various media texts both within the language arts program and into other core subjects is key to the success of a well rounded media literacy program. 

Here’s what you’ll see inside each week of

Ignited Literacy

Ignited Literacy is broken down into 10 months of content modules. Each week for that month contains a comprehensive package that includes everything you need for the week. All course materials are housed in a private members only site.

Reading Instruction

Each weeks lessons are inspired by a picture book.  These mentor texts model a variety of text forms and strong writing skills.  To prompt meaningful connections a guide to each read aloud is included to assist in modelled reading strategies.  

Key Strategies:

  • Weekly Read Aloud Guides
  • Paired Shared Reading Text
  • Relevant Guided Reading Text at 3 Different Levels
  • Independent Reading Comprehension Activity

Why:

Your reading instruction should fit together and just make sense while also making it easy to meet the needs of multiple students.  Using the gradual release of responsibility model to support all your students on their path to be better readers.  

 

Creating students who are confident writers is the goal of the Ignited Literacy Program. We accomplish this by spiralling our instruction and using an inquiry approach to writing.  

Key Strategies

  • Student Choice in what they write each week. 
  • Student-Teacher Conferences to support growth aligned with individual goals
  • Focus on the writing process over kill and drill writing form units.
  • Authentically teach writing forms through a integrated spiraled approach 
  • Teach spelling and grammar in context

Why: 

We focus on the curriculum first which prioritizes the writing process over from and style alone.   We recognize that writing is personal and getting students to write means acknowledging they need to be in the drivers seat over what they write

 

Writing Instruction

Student Independent Work Centers

Students will work on 4 independent work centers each week.  These activities will allow a high degree of student voice and choice and support differentiated learning in the classroom.  The centers are highly engaging as students choose topics that are personally relevant to write about.  

Module Highlights:

The student independent work centers use differentiated choice boards to integrate and connect information within the centers to the weekly teacher directed lesson plans.  

  • Weekly Reading Responses that allow students to show a variety of comprehension skills. 
  • Student choice Writing Boards allow students to write about what they find interesting. 
  • Individualized Spelling Lists compiled with subject specific words and frequently misspelled works directly from the students own writing.
  • Grammar Activities in context and connected to the weekly learning tasks and mentor texts. 

Ignited Literacy is designed to give you real, timely and accurate data on where your students are in their literacy development.  With a focus on skills development that is individualized for your students without the burden of designing a unique program for each student.  

 

Key Strategies 

  • Triangulation of data to collect observations, conversations and student products
  • Student-teacher conferences with goal and progress tracking
  • Tracking pages by expectation and skill
  • Rubrics and Exemplars for Student Work
  • Suggestions and ideas within the lesson plan for data collection. 

Why?:

Because teachers are looking for ways to simplify thier assessemnt so they don't spend all of their free time marking and tracking studen data.  By Using a three pronged approach through triangulting your data teachers can collect 2/3 of the datat they need on their students during the instructional day there fore reducing what they need to take home. 

Assessment Practices

Join Ignited Literacy Today

and get...

THE FULL IGNITED LITERACY PROGRAM

($550 value)

You’ll get access to A FULL YEAR (10 months) worth of literacy lessons 

 

  • 38 Weekly Lesson Plans so that you can stop spending hours and hours planning and prepping for your language arts program.  Everything is done for you and all in one place. These lesson plans use a gradual release of responsibility model and have you using modelled, shared, guided and independent teaching all week long. 
  • 100+ Whole Group Activities that cover each specific expectation using a spiraled approach to teaching language arts so students can build on previous knowledge instead of forgetting it.  
  • 114 Differentiated Guided Reading Texts so that you can have one text that works for many students (1 text at 3 different levels) even if they are reading above or below grade level. Having texts that fit your weekly theme and make sense with everything else you are teaching without scouring the book room to find yet another thing you need day to day. 

  • 38+ Read Aloud Guides so you know what to say, when to stop, and what skills to focus on every time you read a picture book to your class. 

  • 152 Centers Activities for students that embed choice and differentiation into the activity so that you can meet the needs of all your students without having to plan different activities for different groups in your classroom. 

 

  • 38 Weeks of Assessment Pages that include checklists, rubrics, anchor charts, and tracking guides. 

 

Ignited Literacy includes everything you need in organized weekly packages so you can stop searching everywhere for what you need and trying to make it all fit together.  This is the complete done for you solution that has you running a highly effective and engaging language arts program that will make you feel like you have it all together! (without the planning, prep, stress, overwhelm and sleepless nights) 

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Plus, these incredible bonuses...

Bonus #1 

Platinum Literacy Coaching Membership 

First Month Free 

Sometimes you just need some guidance to make sure that you get your literacy program up and running effectively.  The Platinum Literacy Coaching (PLC) is a monthly coaching program that will walk you through using the Ignited Literacy Program and provides you with video trainings, walk throughs, bonus resources, Facebook community, group coaching calls and Ask Me Anything 1:1 calls. 

WHAT YOU COULD EXPECT TO PAY OTHERS FOR THIS

  • SMALL GROUP OR 1:1 COACHING $50-$100/HR
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES $100
  • VIDEO TRAINING COURSE $75

Bonus #2 

Getting Started With Ignited Litearcy Course

Get yourself ready to go back to school and start day one with a clear guide on how to run your literacy program.

  • Video Training
  • How To Tutorials
  • Bonus Resources are provided to help you learn the theory behind the program
  • Classroom Set-Up Guide
  • Schedule Support

VALUE $97

Bonus #3 

Ignited Literacy App

As teachers we need to have access to our resources on the go.  

With the Ignited Literacy App you have all your Ignited Literacy resources at your fingertips on your mobile device. 

  • Screen share your shared reading right from your tablet onto the screen for student use. 
  • Easily take a screenshot of a graphic organizer to share with students so they can write on the image using their digital tools

VALUE $29.99/year

When you add it all up, that’s a value of over $955

But when you enroll today, you'll get access to everything:

Choose The Payment That Is Right For You

 

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B E S T  V A L U E

5 EQUAL PAYMENTS

$110

IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

(TAXES INCLUDED)

 

Get access to the monthly units you need as you go. Two months released with each payment.

FULL PAYMENT

$475

IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

(TAXES INCLUDED)

 

Get access to the full year immediately upon purchase. 

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Hey!

I'm Patti 

 

Over the last 13 years as a classroom teacher I wanted a literacy program that met the needs of my students while also being based on high yield strategies that were differentiated and research based.  

I needed something that worked for the variety of students in my classroom and fit with my own teaching style that used inquiry based teaching pedagogies and engaged even to most neediest and reluctant students (because I had many of both) 

I developed Ignited Literacy to meet the needs of my students, keep them highly engaged, and finally have a program that helps to fit all the many pieces of language arts together. 

I can't wait to work with you as you join the growing number of teachers that have transformed their language arts program. 

 

Ignited Literacy is Perfect For You If....

  • You are new to this grade level and want to get started on the right track.
  • You have been teaching in grades 3-6 for a while, but you are not happy with your current language program and want a better path forward. 
  • You are a teacher that works hard and strives to provide your students with the best innovative pedagogy in your classroom. 
  • You believe that using inquiry-based strategies, differentiated instruction and harnessing student voice and choice are keys to build engagement and real learning. 
  • You know what you want to do but are overwhelmed with the amount of time implementing these strategies will take you to plan and create yourself.
  • You want to be ready now with an easy to follow action plan for the whole year.
  • You are ready and wanting to transform your language program for the better. 

My students loved the read aloud, quote, differentiated short stories...how it all tied together. It really god students thinking and thinking deeply about topics. Choice was helpful. Having the curriculum expectations was very helpful for me as well as clearly laid out units. Thank you.

SARA

Teacher

Wow! As a new teacher, this program has been a lifesaver. It provides you with everything you need. I would recommend this program to anyone, especially those feeling overwhelmed with creating a language program.

BREANNE

Teacher

I'm Ready to Transform My Language Program

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Don’t let another year go by before you create the language arts program you want!

 

Ignited Literacy is a spiraled approach to teaching language arts in the classroom.  It guides you through the gradual release of responsibility model to structure your language arts in a systematic way. It hits a variety of expectations each week and revisits them throughout the year.  

Because choice for students is a key component to this program their engagement in language arts is unmatched.  In my 13 years of teaching no other program has produced better results and more engaged learners than this format.  

There isn't a magic formula here, it is just based on effective instructional practices and experience of knowing how kids tick.  

But the key lies in how this program simplifies how to structure your language arts program.  It starts by looking at the themes and big ideas and connects the ideas across learning strands (listening, speaking, reading, writing and media) to deliver this all together in a way that makes sense.  

What people asked before signing up for Ignited Literacy.

Are you ready to finally have a language arts program that works?

JOIN AND GET:

  • Teacher Directed Lesson Plans
  • Read Aloud Guides
  • Student Centres
  • Whole Group Lessons
  • Differentiated Reading texts
  • Share reading texts
  • BONUS: $20 off Ignited Teachers: Platinium Literacy Club
  • BONUS: Getting Started Guide
  • BONUS: Pandemic Planning Package

 

TOTAL VALUE: $955+

Choose The Payment That Is Right For You

 

E A S Y  P A Y
B E S T  V A L U E

5 EQUAL PAYMENTS

$110

IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

(TAXES INCLUDED)

 

Get access to the monthly units you need as you go. Two months released with each payment.

FULL PAYMENT

$475

IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

(TAXES INCLUDED)

 

Get access to the full year immediately upon purchase. 

Grade 3/4


Choose your payment option

Grade 4/5


Choose your payment option

Grades 5/6


Choose your payment option