Help Alberta Kids Read

Sign the petition to Help Alberta Kids Read

Who's Signing?

Guy Coates
Ramona Zylmans
Patti Severin
Laurie Schmidt
Monica Ostafichuk
Joyce Anderson
Ron Mann
Bea Kramer
Agnes Pelletier
David Mullan
Nicolas Blanchet
Judy English
Helen Lapka
Chantal Freimark
Darlene Lindsay
Denise Gratton
Kevin Faryna
Linda Lewis
Ken Duckering
Kara Schwedelsky
Teen Fuller
Paul Rigby
Rhona Sox
David McBride
Kerry Theunisse
Loren Pearson
Harold Rusk
Janet Reed
Elaine Regnier
Leslie Crouch

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  • Guy Coates
    signed 2024-04-17 12:07:04 -0600
  • Ramona Zylmans
    signed 2024-04-17 12:05:47 -0600
  • Patti Severin
    signed 2024-04-17 12:04:46 -0600
  • Laurie Schmidt
    signed 2024-04-17 11:58:52 -0600
  • Monica Ostafichuk
    signed 2024-04-17 11:58:47 -0600
  • Joyce Anderson
    signed 2024-04-17 11:57:06 -0600
  • Ron Mann
    signed 2024-04-17 11:55:52 -0600
  • Bea Kramer
    signed 2024-04-17 11:55:52 -0600
  • Agnes Pelletier
    signed 2024-04-17 11:55:52 -0600
  • David Mullan
    signed 2024-04-17 11:55:14 -0600
  • Nicolas Blanchet
    signed 2024-04-17 11:52:06 -0600
  • Judy English
    signed 2024-04-17 11:51:50 -0600
  • Helen Lapka
    signed 2024-04-17 11:50:38 -0600
  • Chantal Freimark
    signed 2024-04-17 11:48:00 -0600
  • Darlene Lindsay
    signed 2024-04-17 11:45:23 -0600
  • Denise Gratton
    signed 2024-04-17 11:39:06 -0600
  • Kevin Faryna
    signed 2024-04-17 11:36:02 -0600
  • Linda Lewis
    signed 2024-04-17 11:34:35 -0600
  • Ken Duckering
    signed 2024-04-17 11:32:33 -0600
  • Kara Schwedelsky
    signed 2024-04-17 11:28:32 -0600
    Get back to the basics please. Tried and true methods, not an ideology.
  • Teen Fuller
    signed 2024-04-17 11:25:16 -0600
  • Paul Rigby
    signed 2024-04-17 11:24:07 -0600
  • Rhona Sox
    signed 2024-04-17 11:21:40 -0600
  • David McBride
    signed 2024-04-17 11:21:29 -0600
  • Kerry Theunisse
    signed 2024-04-17 11:18:43 -0600
  • Loren Pearson
    signed 2024-04-17 11:15:59 -0600
  • Harold Rusk
    signed 2024-04-17 11:12:20 -0600
  • Janet Reed
    signed 2024-04-17 11:07:52 -0600
  • Elaine Regnier
    signed 2024-04-17 11:03:32 -0600
  • Leslie Crouch
    signed 2024-04-17 11:03:08 -0600
    I follow what Alberta folks are doing as I have relatives and I watched my brother struggle with spelling and reading FOR YEARS. All because they were taught to memorize and not to sound the words out. The only way he got around it was through practicing sounds of words and (which helps only temporarily) spell check. Spell check causes another crutch until u learn to learn the best way.

    I thought they did away with this method years ago? Whose brilliant idea was it to cause students so much distension and embarrassment?? Come on it’s time to say “ok we tried and that method is not the BEST method, we learned and now we will try the best method”.

    We want to see kids enjoy reading and not be afraid the teacher might call upon them to read to the class or skip out.

    My 17 yr old grandson learned the sound out way and he even reads James Patterson etc criminal type mysteries. I NEVER SAW MY BROTHER WHEN HE WAS YOUNG READ ANY BOOK. LOOKED at comic books that was it.

    I hear your people, you must hear them too?

    The parents n grandparents and caregivers WANT only what’s best for their students. I would assume some of them may have had to struggle the way my brother did back in the late 70s and on.

    I wish you all especially the students, the best education, knowledge and wisdom from the great teachers in Alberta, and happy futures.

    Sincerely,

    Leslie Crouch

    POBOX13 Grp10 RR1

    East Selkirk Mb

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