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FNMI & Literacy

The Aboriginal population is the fastest growing population in Canada, it is essential to not just accommodate any FNMI students in our classrooms, but to also help the classroom, school culture and community to be aware of rituals, ceremonies, traditions, and knowledge. 698 more words

Big Ideas In Education

Nice to meet you and listen to you read, Willie!

Roo always enjoys making new friends, and it was really nice to meet Willie and listen to him read. Willie read one of our cool New Zealand authored-books called… 32 more words

Roo's Friends

The Popular Jennie Story

The Bat Story

“It happened like this… when I was a little girl I loved to ride my bike.  It was red, and I rode it everywhere.  593 more words


Developing Fluency in "New Literacies"

The growth of Information and communication technologies (ICT) is causing a shift in what are and will be deemed best instructional practices in our schools. Many educators participated in a school system that was based on the printed text and have had to adjust their own learning and teaching practices to incorporate “new literacies.” New literacies such as blogs, wikis, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are a part of the learning, employment and social realms of the students in our classrooms today. 555 more words


Come to the library and play on one of our iPads!

Families who come to the children’s library at the Harrisonville Branch have an opportunity to check out an iPad loaded with fun and engaging early literacy apps! 116 more words


Reading to Learn vs. Learning to Read

Throughout my teacher education the concept that students learned to read until grade four and then began to read to learn was something that was considered common knowledge. 684 more words


Encouraging literacy in youth

The Reading Buddies program helps to soften the “summer slide” between school years.  Children can lose grade-level equivalency during the summer months, when they don’t get the literacy stimulation from school.  54 more words