CBVRSB Literacy Moodle (7-12)
CONTACT A LITERACY COACH
Are you interested in trying something new this semester? Do you have some great ideas, but not enough time to plan? Maybe we can help.
Craig Seward and Erin Connors, CBVRSB Literacy Coaches, are available to work with you on any plans and strategies for improving student literacy. Are you interested in learning more about:
We can arrange to get you a substitute. Let us know what strategies you are interested in, and we can set up a time to meet.
We look forward to hearing from you!Erin Connors firstname.lastname@example.org(902) 561 – 6251 Craig Sewardcseward@cbvrsb.ca(902) 578-5331
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
NS Department of Education Links
Here are links to some of our favourite writers of professional resources for teachers:
Penny Kittle is the author of Public Teaching: one kid at a time, The Greatest Catch: a life in teaching, Inside Writing: how to teach the details of craft (co-authored with her mentor and friend, Donald H. Graves),Write Beside Them: risk, voice, and clarity in high school writing, and Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers.
Cris Tovani has authored the books; "I Read It, but I Don't Get It", "Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?", and the videotape sets; "Thoughtful Reading" and "Comprehending Content".
Kelly Gallagher is the author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School (Stenhouse 2003), Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, Teaching Adolescent Writers, and, most recently, Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts. His most notable book—Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It —has served to change the way reading is being taught in schools around the world.
Kylene Beers is an award-winning educator and is the author of When Kids Can’t Read/What Teachers Can Do; Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading; Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice; and Elements of Literature, the literature textbook read by the majority of middle school and high school students across the US.
Nancie Atwell's classic In the Middle has inspired generations of teachers, and her new DVDs Writing in the Middle and Reading in the Middle give us a seat in her writing and reading workshops so that we can see firsthand how she helps students become independent, sophisticated readers and writers.