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If you are registered for our Powerful Understanding workshop with Adrienne Gear, here is the handout for you to download to your favourite device, or print off!

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Are you a Grades 3-9 teacher looking for professional learning on January 28?  We are excited to have Lori Rog join us, author of "Struggling Readers:  Why Band-aids Don't Stick and Worksheets Don't Work".   Participants will receive a copy of the book.  Register on the staff development calendar.

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Have you thought about Curriculum Implementation Day?  It is fast approaching!

If you work with students from Grades 3-9, you might be interested in our session with Lori Rog!

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We are so excited to bring Faye Brownlie back to our district for a September celebration!  Join us September 27 at 3:45 at Burnaby Central, room A206.  We will have yummy food, and Faye Brownlie will share her wisdom and ideas around meeting the needs of all literacy learners.  She will share ideas on assessment, reading, writing, and the core competencies.   You will leave the session enthused, and ready to take on the school year!

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Thank you to Jennifer Gonzalez for writing this thoughtful article for new teachers.  However, I think all teachers would enjoy this article.  Are you a marigold or a walnut tree?  Read on to find out!


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We are excited to have Lori Jamison Rog present at our Curriculum Implementation Day January 28, 2019.  She will share ideas and strategies from her book "Struggling Readers:  Why Band-aids Don't Stick and Worksheets Don't Work".  This session is designed for Grades 3-9 teachers.  For more information, click below.  Register on the staff development calendar.  

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Please join us for our book clubs this year!  We are excited to offer two fantastic books.  

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disrupting thinking book club poster

catching readers book club


Designed for teachers to learn how to support students who are having difficulties in their early literacy learning. This is a strength-based, formative assessment tool.

Teachers will learn to administer all six literacy tasks listed below to get detailed knowledge about a child’s literacy processing that will inform instructional decisions:

  • Letter Identification
  • Word Reading Test (reading vocabulary)
  • Concepts About Print
  • Writing Vocabulary
  • Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words
  • Running Record of Text Reading

Teachers will work to develop shared understandings and common language when assessing students in need of support – leading to informed, responsive learning opportunities for striving early learners.


Kerry Dotto, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Teresa Toth, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader will facilitate these sessions.

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observation survey poster