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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hinton District Curriculum

The district places a special focus on literacy and includes Levelled Literacy Intervention, benchmark assessments, and literacy strategies for adolescents. Initially there is a focus on comprehension strategies and developing the decoding skills necessary to understand various types of texts. Students learn how to respond to texts, understand different genres and text structures, and be able to incorporate these understandings into their own writing. Students are expected to respond to text through discussion, writing, and presentations that are aimed at improving their communication skills.

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division offers academic programs such as Locally Developed Courses, Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) and Study (CTS) Courses, dual credit courses, French Immersion, Work Experience, Video Conference Division-Based Courses, and First Nations education. The Learning Services team supports schools and staff in the areas of the curriculum, early childhood services, student services, technology services, and First Nations education.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Hinton students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.

Hinton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division serves eight communities, including Hinton, Alberta.In Hinton, there are two schools with grades K-7 and one with grades 8-12; one of the elementary schools and the high school have an English & French Program. The district also offers The Learning Connection (TLC) alternative school, which is open to students in grades 1-12 who desire at-home education, are recommended for non-traditional education by other schools, need additional coursework to fulfill diploma requirements, or need to improve their grades in order to be accepted into post-secondary institutions.

We currently cover the following Hinton-area school district: Grande Yellowhead Public School Division.

Keeping Informed: Recent Hinton Educational News

  • Crescent Valley Elementary Celebrates National Literacy Day - Hinton’s Crescent Valley Elementary recently celebrated National Literacy Day with the theme “15 minutes of reading fun.” The whole school gathered to listen to their principal read “The Book with No Pictures,” a humorous book that demonstrates how nonsense words can be used to form a story. Every time the principal read a nonsense word such as “blurf” or “blork,” the music teacher had the students perform a different movement routine to go with each word. During National Literacy Day, students also participated in special classroom activities as well as a school-wide reading hour.
  • Mountain View Students Show Acts of Kindness - Students at Ecole Mountain View School participated in Random Acts of Kindness Week by writing and posting compliments on students’ lockers, writing lists of One Hundred Compliments in their classes, and composing anonymous cards and notes to peers and staff. They also recognized Stand-Up Day by wearing pink shirts in support of standing up to bullying and spreading a positive message by drawing smiley faces with the message “I smile because...”
  • Crescent Valley Offers Specialized Programs for Students - Crescent Valley Elementary offers a wide array of specialized programs for its students, including a Reading Intervention program for students in all grade levels, who receive 30 minutes of targeted literacy instruction at their specific reading ability levels. Language Learning Intervention helps build the skills of struggling readers, and the Language Enrichment program provides students with the solid foundation of skills they need in order to springboard towards lifelong learning.

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Chalk Talk: The Short ‘U’ Sound

The short ‘U’ sound is one of the vowel sounds students are introduced to at the primary grade levels. Words such as bug, cub, and mud contain this sound. These words all follow a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern, which almost always contain short vowels. In contrast, words that follow a CVCV (consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel) pattern and end in ‘E,’ generally have a long ‘U’ sound (e.g.: fume and huge). Words that begin with an ‘U’ sometimes—but not always—have a short ‘U’ sound; examples are ugly and umbrella. Words that have ‘U’ followed by double-Z’s, such as fuzz and buzz, make a short ‘U’ sound as well.


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