Braemar’s language curriculum is based on the understanding that literacy is vital to responsible and productive citizenship. Students develop skills in communication that are integrated with the study of other subjects; these ensure they will become effective:
· Readers, able to grasp ideas communicated in a text and to apply them in new contexts;
· Writers, able to organize their thoughts, remember important information, reflect on a widening range of perspectives, and learn how to communicate effectively for specific purposes and audiences
· Oral Communicators, able to communicate information, and express and clarify their thoughts, feelings, and opinions.
Resource support for literacy development is provided through specialized teacher training, generous classroom libraries, and strong partnership with the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading programs. Early skills in penmanship are developed with the highly effective Handwriting Without Tears program, and oral communication skills are enriched through our Drama program and formal Public Speaking competitions.