Ooka Island & First Nation Early Literacy Partnership
Have you heard the news?
Wonderful things are happening at
John J Sark Memorial School!
Students at John J Sark Memorial School are loving Ooka Island!
Join the team at Ooka Island as they visit John J Sark to check in with Kindergarten teacher, Wendy Walker and Principal, Nora McCarthy-Joyce.
Watch the video below to meet the students at John J Sark and hear about their favourite parts of the Ooka Island Adventure!
What is this school doing differently?
The benefits of learning to read at an early age will help prepare young learners for a life-time of success.
Young learners love playing on Ooka Island. The program users both PC and Mac computers and teaches reading skills combined with a complete e-library of books.
The Ooka Island Adventure is cutting edge computer technology that helps children learn how to read in the most effective way possible, in a fun, adaptive, learn-to-read program.
It is exciting to see adaptive learning taking place in First Nation classrooms. Each child’s learning path adapts to their needs and each child will have a different, favourite part of the game.
E-books are located in the games e-library called the Popcorn Library.
A unique reporting system called the Ooka Lighthouse tracks student progress in real-time on the iPad and on your PC or Mac. The results are provided to the teacher and principal for every student.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Ooka Island Learn-To-Read program we would be happy to provide more information to you and your school.