World Read Aloud Day 2019

Teachers across the High Prairie School Division kicked off a new semester on Feb. 1, 2019 by celebrating the ten year anniversary of ‘World Read-Aloud Day.’ It was great seeing so many participants across schools and curriculums involved in the event.  Read-alouds are valuable activities to bring into any classroom, as they provide “the foundation…

RMSS Mini Lesson Series: Comprehension Strategies

This document was created by the 2018-2019 teaching staff of Roland Michener Secondary School and Lakeside Outreach School, located in Slave Lake, Alberta.  It was created as a professional development project by small, interdisciplinary groups of teachers within the school, operating under the philosophy that literacy “is a shared responsibility among all educators.”  The goal…

‘(Her)His-Story’ Bio-Poetry

For some students, the term poetry can send shivers down their spine, and lead to near deathly illness.  Perhaps this has something to do with the way the concept of poetry is being approached in the classroom, as a stand-alone topic of conventions, rather than a creative part of a broader theme. Handing a student a…