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Resources: The Writing Strategies Book

    The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo is a well-organized, practical guide that will assist classroom teachers in identifying where to start writing instruction with their K-8 students. The guide is organized according to a loose hierarchy of 10 goals: composing with pictures; engagement; generating ideas; focus; organization/structure; elaboration; word choice; conventions: spelling; […]

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Book Review: Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction.

Margaret J. Snowling opens her book Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction with a chapter titled, “Does Dyslexia Exist?” This powerful question captures the essence of the dyslexia debate and serves as a reminder that dyslexia is a complex and controversial topic. And yes, dyslexia does exist. Dyslexia is defined as “a problem with learning which […]

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Book Review: When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do

Book Review When Kids Can’t Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 by Kylene Beers   When Kids Can’t Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 is a comprehensive text for teachers wishing to improve the reading skills, confidence and attitudes of struggling secondary students. Beers, a secondary English teacher by […]

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Voters in Training – Register by September 15!

Voters in Training, organized by Élections Québec,is an educational activity which aligns with several parts of the Prework Training curriculum, and could be adapted to potentially correlate with parts of the ELA curriculum for both Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade. Register before September 15th to receive the materials required to hold a simulated election […]

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Go Ahead: Read That Novel Aloud to Your Students!

As a high school teacher, are you reluctant to read an entire novel (or other type of book) aloud to your students? Maybe reading aloud feels like a pedagogical approach more suited to elementary students? Or, perhaps you do read aloud to your students, as a practical way of reaching the diverse group of learners […]

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