Virtual Literacy (Interactive Read-Alouds with Indigenous Content Books)

Virtual Literacy Webinars

To kick off “I Love to Read Month” the literacy/assessment facilitators will begin hosting a series of 1-hour webinars on different components of a balanced literacy block.  Please join us on February 1, 2023 when we present the first topic “Interactive Read-Alouds using Indigenous Content Books”.  Read-alouds engage readers through good books, conversation and further inquiry.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 2 Virtual Webinar (Bonnie Monias, Glenda Moose, Assessment & Literacy Facilitators)

Agenda 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  “Where do my Moccasins Come From” by Bernelda Wheeler

  1. What is the structure of the read-aloud?
  2. Comprehension strategies for the read-aloud:  turn and talk, stop and sketch, react and respond.
  3. What are the essential questions to ask about the book?
  4. Text selection and extended learning projects for exploration.

Grade 3 – Grade 5 Virtual Webinar (Bonnie Monias, Glenda Moose, Assessment and Literacy Facilitators)

Agenda 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  “A Big Mistake” by Richelle Lovegrove, Illustrated by Amber Green

  1. What is the structure of the read-aloud?
  2. Comprehension strategies for the read-aloud:  turn and talk, stop and sketch, react and respond.
  3. What are the essential questions to ask about the book?
  4. Text selection and extended learning projects for exploration.

Grade 6 – Grade 8 Virtual Webinar (Bonnie Monias, Glenda Moose, Assessment & Literacy Facilitators)

Agenda 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “A Girl Called Echo” Graphic Novel by Katherena Vermette

  1. What is the structure of the read-aloud?
  2. Comprehension strategies for the read-aloud:  turn and talk, stop and sketch, react and respond.
  3. What are the essential questions to ask about the book?
  4. Text selection and extended learning projects for exploration.

Grade 9 – Grade 12 Virtual Webinar (Bonnie Monias, Glenda Moose, Assessment & Literacy Facilitators)

Agenda 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – “The Night Wanderer” Graphic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor

  1. What is the structure of the read-aloud?
  2. Comprehension strategies for the read-aloud:  turn and talk, stop and sketch, react and respond.
  3. What are the essential questions to ask about the book?
  4. Text selection and extended learning projects for exploration.

Personal or school email sent with a registration form is essential for connecting to Microsoft TEAMS Virtual Literacy “Webinars”. For more information, contact Davin Dumas.

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