B. Writing Notebook: The purpose of a Writing Notebook is to maintain and develop the skill of writing in a world where most people rely heavily on technology. Encouraging students to write more is a task teachers face each day. Using the writing notebook in the classroom gives students a place to write without risk, a place where they can express their ideas, a place where they experiment with genre, and a place where they can be creative and share their writing with others: Writing Notebook
E. ELA A30-The poem “The Lonely Land” by A.J. M. Smith corresponds with the Group of Seven paintings.
F. iLit Resources:
1. ELA A30- “Allan Sapp, Keeper of Stories” by Robin Dyck.
Inspired by the Land, video in the Allen Sapp Gallery: https://vimeo.com/13466607
2. ELA A30- “Three Young Guns” by Gord Ellis: The students liked the interview format and related to the youth he interviewed.
G. Comprehension and Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels
Literature Circle Inquiries in the form of a Book Club: Students choose a novel that they would like to read and form a Book Club with other students that chose the same book as them. They have five Book Club meetings in total:
H. Choose the link below for some alternative ideas to the standard book reports: