Literacy is a focus at Edmonton’s Talmud Torah School

Celebrating Chanukah at Talmud Torah School in Edmonton.

by TT board members

Jessica Holtzman

(AJNews) – Literacy is the keystone of our modern world. It is part of a student’s earliest learning, enabling them to be able to read, listen and communicate. At Talmud Torah School we strive to equip our students with the tools necessary to set them up for a lifetime of success at all levels. With the support of the Talmud Torah Society (TTS),  the Edmonton Talmud Torah has brought in a literacy specialist.

Effective November 1, 2021, Ms. Jessica Holtzman has taken on the role of Talmud Torah’s literacy support teacher. The role in our school is to provide support and instruction to those students that could most benefit from targeted reading intervention.

Jessica will be working with students and collaborating with faculty to build and enhance learning strategies to ensure students get the most out of their education.  The strategies used during these sessions will assist students with decoding (sounding out words), comprehension skills and fluency.

These small group intervention sessions are meant to build upon the instruction that children receive within their classroom, and will add another layer of support to ensure students develop the literacy skills they need to be successful.

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