GET grant recipients 2018/19
Sandra Bernatchez (RSB), Response to Literature - Teaching response using the storybook The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.
Tracey Blonder (NFSB), Photography in Writing - Storytelling using photography; students will take photographs that they will then use as prompts/inspiration for writing short stories. Stories and photos will be
published as books and there will be a vernissage.
Marguerite Cox (Littoral SB), Buddy Reading Project - Older kids read to younger kids; after reading they complete a personal response postcard (summary, message, important aspects of text) in order to build knowledge about author message, setting, background knowledge, and making connections of cueing systems to understand and construct meaning. After reading and responding to five books they will receive an image made by 3D printer.
Lolita Fuhlrott (NFSB), Partnership through Mentorship - Creating a partnership between K students and students in grade 5 to support/reinforce literacy through the ELA competencies, including using mini lessons.
Megan Martin (NFSB), Teaching Self-Regulation Through ELA - A classroom library of books to be created and used to teach students about self-regulation to be shared with the whole school.
Jennifer Silva (SWLSB), Literacy Trunk - Talk to Learn with Informational Text - Creation of a literacy trunk that promotes the reading of information texts and talking to learn, as well as flexible lessons that can be used as part of a Daily 5.
Janice Wong (RSB), Comics - Lit circles with graphic novels; reading strategies, discussion, response, writing a script for a part of a story, creating students' own comic, as taught by an invited artist.
Melanie Beaudin (NFSB), Science Fiction Literacy Circles - Lit circles, student choice, strengthening analysis and discussion of texts in order to create stronger reading responses.
Samira Chawki (EMSB), Creating Literature Circles using Graphic Novels - Lit circles, using graphic novels to engage students and help them build a relationship with literature and to foster classroom community through discussion/talking about big ideas.
Kimberly Hardy (NFSB), Creating Student Voice Through Conferencing - Using one-on-one conferencing to help students develop their reading profile, as well as a reflective process to help when responding to texts.
Kellie George-Bernard (SWLSB), Literacy Trunks: Reading Without Words - Creation of a literacy trunk to help foster a love of reading, and to help students develop comprehension reading skills and independent on-task time regardless of their literacy level.
Laura Leblanc (ETSB), Building Literacy and Understanding about the Holocaust through Learning Stations - Increasing literacy and encouraging critical thinking through a unit about the Holocaust (linking to increased current acts of hate) with two classes, regular and modified/adapted.
Ruwani Payoe (EMSB), Miss, do you have any books about video games? - The creation of a collection of books and (online) magazines about video games to improve choice in the classroom library and generate interest in reading; includes research and review writing.
Maura Smith (SWLSB), Literacy Trunks: Canadian Texts - The creation of a book trunk with texts that will allow students to explore indigenous, minority and local voices; unit will include lit circles, promote guided reading and literacy centers.
Matthew Kennedy (LBPSB Adult Ed), Teaching Reading Strategies Through Graphic Novels: A Differentiated Approach to enhancing (Multi-) Literacy in the ELA Classroom - Creation of a graphic novel reading program.