Essential Skills

Essential Skills are determined by taking the standard and deciding what skills are needed in order to meet that standard.  These become the daily lesson targets in each classroom written as “I can..” statements.  

Some examples are:

  • I can read a story, name the characters, and tell what happened.  (Grade 1)
  • I can use more than one source to read about a topic and compare the information. (Grade 4)
  • I can fill in a missing number to make a number sentence true. (Grade 3)
  • I can add and subtract single digit positive and negative numbers. (Grade 7)

Essential Skills that have been determined by the teachers in SAU 50 are listed in the curriculum documents.

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