November 22, 2018: Google Forms Training Session

Introduction If you've been putting off learning Google Forms then it's time to take the plunge.  A free training sessions will take place on NOVEMBER 22ND, 2018 for all Toronto District School Board teachers.   Registration Registration is MANDATORY but also FREE!  It can be completed through: https://keytolearn.tdsb.on.ca/keytoLearnStaff/Register/index.asp?courseid=519703   Sign up for TLT421-A to attend the session led by Michael Barltrop and Brian Harriman.   Resources You will walk away … Continue reading November 22, 2018: Google Forms Training Session

Literacy Skills: Short Stories

LITERACY SKILLS are the key, transferable skills required to process, and understand the multitude of TEXTS we encounter every day.  From VISUAL to AUDITORY, from video games to novels, we rely on our skills to make meaning and ascertain messages. Like all skills, they must be developed, honed, and practiced.  One of the best ways to INTRODUCE or REINFORCE these skills with your students in … Continue reading Literacy Skills: Short Stories

Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Synthesizing]

Having read your TEXT, you will create a MIND MAP exploring different connections between the story and the world around you.  Next, they will research THREE of the connections before choosing one PROJECT-BASED FORMAT.  Finally, you will use that format to create a SYNTHESIS of both the STORY and your RESEARCH in order to fully … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Synthesizing]

Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Comparing]

Having made INTERTEXTUAL CONNECTION between this story and other texts, you are fully prepared to make INTRATEXTUAL connections by COMPARING things within the text itself. Charles: A Focus on Literacy Skills Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948.  A full copy of the text can be READ HERE.  This SERIES will focus on all TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS.  … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Comparing]

Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Connecting]

Making CONNECTIONS to a text allows the reader to develop a stronger understanding of the events, characters, and actions by considering how they relate to familiar, personal, or societal experiences. Charles: A Focus on Literacy Skills Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948.  A full copy of the text can be READ HERE.  This SERIES will focus … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Connecting]

Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Questioning]

Questions lead us to consider the DEEPER MEANING of a text.  Both ANSWERING and ASKING questions we enhance our understanding while developing new perspectives from which to interact with a selected text.   Charles: A Focus on Literacy Skills Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948.  A full copy of the text can be READ HERE.  … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Questioning]