GET grant recipients 2016/17
Deirdre Potash (LBPSB): Garden in the Sky: A Community Project. This project focuses on students interviewing their families and creating written texts based on their family histories and then sharing these orally with others. Students use a leaf or flower representative of their country of origin to express the love of where they come from.
Layla Barroca (LBPSB): Teaching Response through Literature Circles using Current Children's Fiction. This project involves the use of blogging and the app Explain Everything to engage student with literature.
Dorothy Taker (ESSB): Empowering Non-Fiction Reading. This project involves purchasing non-fiction books and using them with students to help them learn to experience and decode informational texts.
Christine Piercey (ESSB): Costumes for Fluency. This project involves the use of reader's theatre, read-alouds, and CAFE fluency strategies to practice reading and fluency; it also involves multi-age reading buddies.
Kathy Panek (SWLSB): Literacy Trunk Creation. The teacher will create a new trunk for the reluctant adolescent male reader focused on ways to respond to literature. especially through talk.
Annalise Ogle (EMSB): Expressing Ourselves through Text and Image. Students will produce an anthology of their own writing and photography.
Lise Kuhn (EMSB): Elizabeth High Independent Reading Centre Library. The teacher will create and update a school library for moms and kids that offers books and activities related to literacy.
Matthew Kennedy (LBPSB): Teaching Reading through Graphic Novels: A Differentiated Approach to Enhancing (Multi-) Literacy in the ELA Classroom. The teacher will create a graphic novel reading program.
Annette McIntyre and Nick Warren (EMSB): Manga in the Classroom. This project involves the creation of a manga library to be shared between outreach schools and managed through the outreach website.