Tag Archives: literacy

Secondary Literacy Challenge

A few of my notes from part one of a two part series with Faye Brownlie. The results of over 400 case studies looking supporting struggling young readers (primary aged) found that the following four things made the biggest impact: … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Teaching – Guest Post

Guest Post from Kim Macneil: I teach in the Learning Assistance Life Skills (LALS) program at Lord Byng Secondary.  I have introduced Reciprocal Teaching (Palincsar and Brown, 1984) as an activity that promotes the use of a range of reading … Continue reading

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Essential Lesson Components

From session with Faye Brownlie. Essential Question / Learning Intention / Big Idea Open-ended strategies – for students to connect, process, and transform Differentiation – choice is built into at least one facet of the learning Assessment for Learning Gradual Release of … Continue reading


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Hamber Followup

Here are some links to follow up our session on Wed Jan 19th. Blogs: https://renomyclass.wordpress.com https://martensclass.wordpress.com http://bestlibrary.org/ http://fnoschese.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/the-2-interactive-whiteboard/ Link to the PPT Slideshow on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/jacobmartens Links to Unit Plans: I have posted links to all my Physics 11 and … Continue reading

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AfL Session with Faye Brownlie

The following are my notes from the first part of a session Faye facilitated for two hundred Vancouver teachers at the Croatian Centre on Friday November 26th.  Here’s the link to her Powerpoint slides. Caveat If you are going to … Continue reading

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