Mentor Text Mania! Leveraging our favorite texts in Gr. 1-3 ELAL

Facilitator: Karen Filewych
Date:October 04, 2022
Time:3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MTN
$25.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-015
Focus: Curriculum Implementation English Language Arts Literacy New Curriculum

Target Audience

Grades 1-3 English Language Arts teachers

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About this Learning Opportunity

You have your favourites, but are you looking for new mentor texts to use with students? Karen has done the research for you! She will share quality literature that you can use in your classroom as mentor texts, specifically outlining how they will fit into the Organizing Ideas within the new ELAL curriculum. The books shared will include many Canadian selections, as well as diverse, inclusive options ensuring that all students see themselves reflected in the books we read.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

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

Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant.  In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study.  Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!

Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.

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