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Literacy Power Workout: Reading Power

Facilitator(s): Adrienne Gear
Date:August 23, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 19-LI-509

Target Audience

Grades K - 7 teachers; Instructional/Learning Coaches

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators; District Leaders/Consultants; K-12 Teachers

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to the session.

About this learning opportunity

Have you ever wanted to plan for literacy instruction with an established literacy expert and author throughout the school year? Here is your opportunity to learn how to incorporate reading, writing and thinking strategies from Adrienne Gear, author of the Reading Power book series to improve your ability to provide literacy instruction that supports your students’ ability to interpret, create and organize text.

Registration will also include one complimentary after school callback session (date TBA) facilitated by an ERLC literacy consultant to address any questions or problems of practice.

*Please note that is part 1 of the Literacy Power Workout with Adrienne Gear Series.

August 23rd (Reading Power)- Linking Thinking to Reading Comprehension

Reading Power is a practical approach to comprehension instruction currently being implemented in many school districts across the country. Join B.C. teacher and author of Adrienne Gear as she explores the strategies for helping students read and make sense of both fiction and nonfiction texts. Adrienne will introduce the key concepts of Reading Power, share her thinking around meta-cognition and the “language of thinking” associated with reading comprehension and discuss ways to integrate this approach across the curriculum. As always, she will tie her lessons to great literature and picture books.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to help support your students to read and understand more deeply in all areas of the curriculum!

Adrienne’s books will be available to purchase on site at the workshop. Cost is $27.50 per book (includes tax). Credit, check and cash is accepted.

You might also be interested in:

Literacy Power Workout 2 Day Series: Writing Power & Powerful Understanding
November 29, 2019 and February 11, 2020
Facilitated by: Adrienne Gear


This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Adrienne Gear has been a teacher with the Vancouver School Board for over 25 years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian and district Literacy Mentor. She continues to teach part time, as well as provide professional workshops, demonstration lessons and leadership sessions to schools and districts throughout the province, country, and internationally. Adrienne is the author of five other books:

  1. Reading Power-Revised and Expanded (Pembroke, 2015)
  2. Nonfiction Reading Power (Pembroke, 2008), Writing Power
  3. (Pembroke, 2011), Nonfiction Writing Power (Pembroke, 2014),
  4. and Powerful Readers for Secondary Students (2016). Her books have been translated into French, Swedish, Danish, and Chinese

Twitter: @AdrienneGear