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International Women’s Day Author Roundup

At Portage & Main Press/HighWater Press, not only are we proud to collaborate with incredible, groundbreaking women authors, but we are honoured to share their incredible work. In recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, keep reading to learn about some incredible women authors and their accomplishments. Sara Florence Davidson Sara Florence Davidson […]

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A Conversation with Faye Brownlie

Over the last several decades, Faye Brownlie has been an educator, a reading clinician, an author, and a keynote speaker. In January 2005, her expertise in literacy education and inclusive learning led her to write her acclaimed book, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles. With its focus on engaging learners and […]

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Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: Faye Brownlie on What’s New in the 2nd Edition

All kids should have the opportunity to fall in love with reading. Faye Brownlie’s acclaimed guide, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses, has offered teachers a powerful set of tools for engaging young readers since its release in 2005. Now, the second edition is almost here, and it’s filled with new strategies and updated tools for today’s […]

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Faye Brownlie launches new website

Fresh off her appearance at the BCTELA Provincial Conference on October 23, author and educator Faye Brownlie has launched a brand-new website! From FayeBrownlie.ca: “Faye Brownlie is one of BC’s most sought after literacy and learning experts. She works in staff development in BC, nationally and internationally. A long-time advocate of improved learning for all […]

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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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Find Us at Crosscurrents Conference

Please join authors Leyton Schnellert, Linda Watson, and Nicole Widdess as they present their new book It’s All About Thinking: Creating Pathways for All Learners in the Middle Years. The event will be hosted by author Faye Brownlie and takes place during the Special Education Association of BC Crosscurrents Conference. Please download your invitation by […]

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Writing Activities That Work for ESL/ELL Students

Writing activities that work for students learning in English as a second or additional language We learn to write by writing . . . Provide frequent opportunities for writing throughout the day. Students need time to write in reflection of their learning, to record new ideas, generate stories and poems, and to communicate information. (Brownlie, […]

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Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners

Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom By Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak, and Vicki McCarthy Assessment and the ESL Learner What teachers really want to know is how well their students can think, read and respond, problem solve, and express their ideas orally and in writing. (Brownlie, Feniak, McCarthy, p. 25). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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