Category Archives: Literacy and Learning

What is SRO?

Standard Roman Orthography (SRO) uses the letters of English alphabet (with a few modifications) to represent Cree language sounds. Each meaningful sound (or phoneme) is represented with one character. It is consistency of the sound-to-symbol correspondence that makes SRO effective. … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup is Hard to Read!

For reading fluency and comprehension, Cree speakers need consistent spelling.* Learning to read and write in your own language should be a fundamental human right, yet relatively few Cree speakers ever have that chance. Those who do learn, struggle with … Continue reading

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Early Literacy: It’s as simple as Read. Talk. Play.

(Borrowed from Edmonton Public Library: but great advice anywhere!) Early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can do it themselves. It’s never too early to start; starting as newborns, children are developing skills that will … Continue reading

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Recover, restore, revitalize, repeat.

Restoring Ojibwe Language | Indian Country Today Media Network.com They say Cree and Ojibwe are about as closely related as English and French: they share the same roots. Cree and Ojibwe also share similar prospects for survival in generations to … Continue reading

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