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Thursday, February 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ten Reasons to Use Own Voices CanLit in your ELA Class

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Adding diverse books to your teaching resources provides “mirrors, windows and doors” for readers and learners of all backgrounds (Rudine Sims Bishop). This presentation will present ten compelling arguments for including more diverse and inclusive literature in all aspects of your English Language Arts program. After completing an assessment project looking at diverse YA literature in public libraries, I will share share my findings from this project about why Own Voices books are an excellent and engaging choice for the English Language Arts classroom.

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Laina Kelly

Librarian, Library Development Services, Yellowhead Regional Library
Laina Kelly is a Client Services Librarian who serves school and public libraries in Pembina Hills, Northern Gateway and Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools. She is a former English teacher and loves helping teachers build strong and engaged readers and a culture of reading in the... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English
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