Yearly Archives: 2012

Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Sugar Falls Approved for Saskatchewan Classrooms We are pleased to announce that the graphic novel, Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, is listed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education as an approved resource for English Language Arts. Congratulations to author David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson. Click on the book cover and buy […]

Tags: , , , ,

New from the Hands-On series

New Hands-On Resources for Your Classroom. Our populare Hands-On program is based on a straightforward philosophy: Student-centred activities that are based on authentic, hands-on experiences encourage learning. Hands-On is a flexible and affordable instructional program that has been custom written for your curriculum. Program creator, Jennifer Lawson, has expanded the Hands-On series to include some […]

Tags: ,

Manitowapow Wins!

Voters have selected Manitowapow as the book for all Manitobans to read during On The Same Page 2012-13! On The Same Page, a project of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time. The program includes book giveaways, author appearances and […]

Tags: , , , ,

Collaborating to Ensure Success for ELL/ESL Students

Collaborate to ensure students learning in English as a second (ESL) or additional language have the best possible learning environment. Classroom teachers and ESL teachers benefit from each other’s support. In this way, the teachers work together, not side by side on parallel agendas. ESL teachers can model explicit language teaching while classroom teachers model […]

Tags: , , , ,

Join Author Rhian Brynjolson at SAGE 2012

Collaboration and Creativity Presented by Rhian Brynjolson and Andrea Stuart-Bell at the Manitoba Association of Art Education SAGE Conference Rhian and Andrea will explore strategies for using collaboration in the classroom, in an art program, and through integrated curriculum projects. Participate in building collaborative artworks with the incredible variety of mediums available at Artsjunktion! For […]

Tags: ,

Join Author David Alexander Robertson

Night Before SAGE Pre-Conference Event Manitoba authors David Robertson, Dave Williamson, and Edith Friesen will be sharing their insights and reading from their work. Award Presentations and readings will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. RSVP by email to Linda Ferguson at mate@mts.net. Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg Time: […]

Tags: , , ,

David Alexander Robertson at SAGE 2012

Graphic Education: Using the Graphic Novel in the Classroom Presented by David Alexander Robertson at the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English and Canadian Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Joint SAGE Conference Expanding Voice and Vision Graphic novels are a great tool for motivating students to read. With many students already familiar with […]

Tags: , ,

Big Ideas at Thin Air

Join Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair at Winnipeg’s International Writer’s Festival Presenting Manitowapow! Manitowapow, the precursor of our province’s name, is also the title of a lively anthology of aboriginal writing from “the land of water.” What do those voices have to say? September 26, 2012 (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Location: Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street […]

Tags: , ,

The Case for Using Book Trailers in the Classroom

5 Getting Started Tips for Using Book Trailers in Your Classroom Book trailers are increasingly used in today’s multimedia classrooms. Book trailers are a great way to inspire students and engage reluctant readers. Similar to the purpose of a movie preview, a book trailer can activate interest in reading a book. As an example, watch […]

Tags: , , ,

Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

As ESL Learners return to school . . . create a safe and caring classroom which promotes learning, demonstrates respect for diversity and challenges all learners. From the book Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom by Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy If we spoke a different language, we […]

Tags: , , , ,