GET grant recipients 2017/18
Daniel Aucoin (ETSB), Puppets and Puppeteers - Teaching storytelling using puppets in order to strengthen students’ language abilities, as well as build imagination and self-confidence.
Vicki Fraser (SWLSB), Putting Words to Pictures - Exploring picture books, discussing the different ways stories can be shared, investigating/identifying structures & features of picture books, learning figurative language, and storytelling orally and/or graphically.
Jennifer Mercer (LBPSB), Getting Familiar with Emotions through Interactive Read Alouds - Creation of a “portable emotional regulation library” of picture books as well a binder of lesson plans to be shared within the school. Interactive read alouds to support students in recognizing/reflecting on their own emotions as well as exposing them to rich vocabulary and providing them with opportunities to develop their oral language skills through class discussions.
Anne-Marie Yaworski (EMSB), Tactile Stories: Experiencing Stories Through Touch and Interactive Play - Creating books for autistic and visually impaired or blind children to add to a tactile book library, and have children write/create their own personal tactile books.
Pamela Bussey (NFSB), Exploring Residential Schools & Indigenous Resistance and Residential School Book Trunk - Creating a unit plan on residential schools and indigenous resistance, as well as creating an ATEQ Book Trunk on residential schools.
Celia Anne Coyne (RSB), Let’s Get Graphic - Lit. circles using graphic novels with discussion focusing on codes & conventions of multimodal texts, as well as storytelling, symbol analysis, and writer’s intentions. Focusing on forming a broader worldview (values/beliefs/ideologies).
Tiffany Dickie (NFSB), Resilience in the Face of Adversity - Using YA to help students recognize resilience in fictional characters and public figures in order to help them recognize characteristics of resilience in themselves. Students will write responses connecting their own life and a text, as well explore writing techniques in order to write non-fiction narratives.
Aline Gosdanian (SWLSB), Discovering Me - A series of writing workshops on personal narrative/memoir writing, using mentor texts and meeting an author.
Allison Holloway (EMSB), Using Graphic Novels & Critical Theories to Connect Students to Social Justice Issues - Lit. circles with graphic novels to explore social justice (“discrimination”) issues and learn to think critically.
Matthew Kennedy (LBPSB), Teaching Reading Strategies Through Graphic Novels - A Differentiated Approach to Enhancing (Multi-) Literacy in the ELA Classroom.
Lisa Silver (WQSB), Representation Matters - An Indigenous Book Collection: Reading circles to teach about native peoples, including other themes such as dystopian fiction, search for identity, and LGBTQ lives.