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Literacy Initiative

Literacy skills are the foundation of student success. Research shows that underdeveloped literacy skills are the primary reason why students fail to graduate from high school. The Government of Nunavut’s goal is to increase the number of graduates who are prepared to provide leadership in their families, communities, and beyond.


The Nunavut Literacy Framework K–12 offers research-based, evidence-based, effective approaches to teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve literacy. The strategies described in the Framework and accompanying support materials will be used across all curriculum strands and grades.


Every teacher, at every level, is a teacher of language. The Nunavut curriculum, in all languages of instruction, provides opportunities for teachers to guide, encourage, and challenge students as they progress towards becoming successful, independent, lifelong literacy learners.