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HighWater Press Fall Release Preview

There are so many things to look forward to when autumn rolls around – the leaves changing beautiful colours, hot drinks to sip, and new books from HighWater Press! We have four new titles coming out before the end of the year and you can pre-order all of them now. Check out the descriptions and […]

Coming soon! Indigenous Writes

From guest contributor, author Chelsea Vowel: At a NATO press conference in 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was widely panned for saying: “Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there […]

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Inquiry – the teaching method where mistakes matter!

Coming soon – Bold School: An Inquiry Model to Transform Teaching for all teachers Did you know your brain rewires and makes new connections whenever you notice you have made a mistake and again when you correct a mistake? Each time you fail you provide feedback to your brain. Knowing this about the brain, we […]

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New from author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

FROM THE DEBWE SERIES by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm   The Stone Collection is an interconnected collection of stories i gathered and polished for more than a decade. In them are glimpses of people I’ve known, places i’ve lived, my homeland, my community, my friends, my lovers, and me. None of the stories are about me although […]

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Goodbye summer – hello conferences, book launches, and more!

It’s been a busy September at Portage & Main Press! With the arrival of fall comes back-to-school time – and lots of book orders! We love sharing the work of our incredible authors and illustrators with you, and just know that our resources will be big hits in the classroom. Summer may be over but […]

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NEW! Three Feathers

We are pleased to announce that Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp is now available. Three young men who have vandalized their community are sentenced to live for nine months on the land. There, they learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire humility before returning home. But will they be forgiven for what […]

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Graphic Novels Coming Soon!

Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of some of the great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full-colour graphic novels could be used in literature […]

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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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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 […]

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New For All Teachers Teaching to Diversity

Three-Blocks: A Proven Model for Teaching to Diversity From the book: Teaching to Diversity: The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning by Jennifer Katz Foreword by Faye Brownlie In her book Teaching to Diversity, Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to […]

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