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Reading Readiness Screening Tool and the Right to Read Program

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Facilitator(s): Paddy Zadunayski
Paddy Zadunayski
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 15, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Day 2Nov 25, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-CP-092

Target Audience

K-1 Teachers, Literacy Leads/Coaches, School-based Administrators

This learning opportunity is being provided by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta

About this learning opportunity

The Reading Readiness Screening Tool and the Right to Read Program have been developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta to help identify and support children who have reading difficulties in their earliest school years and children whose first language is not English. Even the best students may have reading weaknesses, and the RRST will help to pinpoint those weaknesses in underlying phonological skills and other reading readiness skills.

The Right to Read program is designed to screen all K-1 children for their readiness to read and offers interventions for the areas of weakness that may become an impediment to reading. Children who fail to progress after active involvement in the program may be at risk for a learning disability and may then be flagged in the earliest grades for assessment and support.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the facilitator(s)

Paddy Zadunayski’s classroom experience spans from grades one to nine and she has served as a school-based administrator. She holds a B.Ed and an M.Ed in Elementary Education. Her masters’ studies focused on Early Literacy Development, with a specialization in reading assessment and support. 

Paddy was previously the Coordinator of Literacy for Pembina Hills Public Schools. In this role, her responsibilities included planning professional development opportunities and providing instructional coaching.