Yearly Archives: 2013

Great Books to Read Aloud to Your Students

FOUR TIPS FOR READING ALOUD TO ALL AGES Sharing good-quality literature, both fiction and nonfiction, is an integral part of literacy instruction for all students. When sharing books with your students, follow these steps: 1) CHOOSE A BOOK Choosing a book to read aloud that connects to a topic or theme already being studied in […]

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Powwow Counting In Cree, Some Images

Powwow Counting in Cree book launch highlights My grandmother speaks Cree, but never taught her grandchildren. In high school, instead of taking Native Studies, I took a Cree language class and learned to speak it very well. Years went by, I moved away, went to University, and eventually realized I had lost the language. In […]

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Join Us! Powwow Counting in Cree Book Launch

PLEASE JOIN MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, HIGHWATER PRESS, PENNY M. THOMAS, AND KATHERENA VERMETTE CELEBRATING Powwow Counting in Cree WITH HOST David Alexander Robertson DATE: Monday, November 11, 2013 TIME: 7 pm, a book chat followed by a book signing PLACE: McNally Robinson, Grant Park, the Atrium Please download the invitation by clicking on the file […]

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Now Available!

Tools for Instruction and Reading Assessment series for grades 1–12 by Dr. Jennifer Katz The series Tools for Instruction and Reading Assessment is a companion piece to Dr. Katz’s book Teaching to Diversity. The 24-book series supports the three-block model of universal design for learning. It includes A Model Unit and Reading Assessment Program Guide […]

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Creating Inclusive Classrooms

8 IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR CREATING AN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM from Teaching to Diversity by Dr. Jennifer Katz In Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Katz provides a wealth of tools and information for creating inclusive classrooms. She focuses on how to diversify curriculum, instruction, and assessment in such a way that even students who have previously not been […]

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You Are Invited to a Book Launch

Save This Date! Thursday, September 19, 2013 Time: 7 pm Place: The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue Join us in celebrating the one-of-a-kind book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow. The program includes a traditional ceremony, an introduction to the book project by Manitoba luminaries, and an author reading and book signing. Reception, art exhibit, and art […]

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Celebrating the Anniversary Edition

Join P&M Press, author Beatrice Mosionier, and author David Alexander Robertson for a book chat celebrating the anniversary edition of Spirit of the White Bison with host David McLeod Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013 Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Place: Neechi Commons, 865 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba Also featuring the upcoming Tales from Big […]

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Great End of the Year Idea

Creating Keepers to Wrap Up The School Year from the book VOICES OF EXPERIENCE PRACTICAL IDEAS TO WRAP UP THE YEAR by Caren Cameron, Kathleen Gregory, Colleen Politano, Joy Paquin Peer recognition is powerful. Ask students to give collective recognition to one another by identifying a positive personal characteristic for each person in the class. […]

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Using Story Vines in the Classroom

TIPS FOR USING STORY VINES TO RETELL STORIES FROM STORY VINES AND READERS THEATRE GETTING STARTED by Marlene McKay Story vines are a way to make storytelling come alive—by putting fun into the telling, retelling, and oral sharing and presenting. Story vines enhance all the language skills we strive to develop in children: reading, writing, […]

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Tips for Problem-Solving

Tips for Problem-Solving in Mathematics From Hands-On Problem Solving: A Minds-On Approach By Jennifer Lawson For grades 1–4 Coming Soon for grades 5–6 Problem solving is central to learning mathematics. By learning to solve problems and by learning through problem solving, students are given numerous opportunities to connect mathematical ideas and to develop conceptual understanding. […]

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