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School Library Staff, this session is for YOU!
" Rethinking School Library Collections for At-Risk Readers"
with Myra Junyk
How do you encourage at-risk readers to read? This workshop will
address strategies to motivate students using specific materials in the
library. We need to move beyond the High Interest-Low Vocabulary
choices! There are now interesting and engaging materials available to
meet the needs of even the most reluctant readers!
Tuesday, Nov 7th, 2006
4:00 PM ET 1:00 PM PT
1 hour - Audio Conference
REGISTER AT www.THEPARTNERSHIP.CA and scroll down to the 'Education
Become aware of the issues related to material selection for At-Risk
readers. Understand how to motivate students to read using effective
research-based reading strategies. Re-examine the kinds of materials
available in libraries. Learn how to attract at-risk readers by
rethinking your selection criteria and considering new materials.
Who Should Participate?
Teacher-Librarians, teachers, librarians, teacher candidates,
consultants, school administrators, superintendents.
Key Topics You Will Explore
* Collection Development
* The Needs of At-Risk Students
* Motivating Students to Read
* Selection Criteria
* Materials for At-Risk Readers
* Suggested Titles for At-Risk Readers
Method of Instruction
Audio teleconference session supported by a handout
Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST
REGISTER AT www.thepartnership.ca. Scroll to Education Institute and
click on this course!
About the presenter.....
Myra Junyk is the former Program Co-ordinator of Language Arts and
Library Services at the TCDSB and the past Chair of the English Language
Arts Network of Ontario (ELAN). She has also worked as a teacher,
department head, and principal. She holds a M. A. in History and a M. Ed
in Educational Administration from OISE. Now working as a writer and
literacy consultant, her primary interests lie in curriculum development
and teacher training. She has published numerous articles on education,
curriculum documents, as well as the book MEDIA MEANING.
She has been involved throughout various levels of the Literacy
Continuum. She was a writer and provincial trainer for the Early Reading
Strategy. She was the co-ordinator of the TCDSB LITERACY IN THE MIDDLE
GRADES initiative. She has also chaired the TCDSB Novel Kits Committee
for the last three years which produced the document LITERATURE CIRCLES:
Grades 3 to 10. As well, she has been a writer and a project manager for
provincial Course Profiles in Media Studies and The Writer's Craft.
Currently, she is participating in the Canadian Children's Book Centre
Picture Book Selection Committee and the Red Maple Selection Committee.
She is a reviewer for the online journal Canadian Materials, Canadian
Children's Book News and Resource Links.
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