WRITTEN BY BRITTANY BELL, I LOVE TO READ COMMITTEE CHAIR
“I Love to Read Month” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Books for a Better World." This theme encourages readers to start taking steps towards creating a better world for everyone.
On behalf of the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg, I have prepared an idea calendar. The RCGW is a group of dedicated educators who meet monthly to share and work to promote knowledge and awareness of lifelong literacy and learning. Please share the idea calendar with teachers, students and their families. It would make a great addition to your school newsletter. Activities are included for students of all ages to have them explore different ways of engaging with literacy. I hope that both teachers and students will have fun with the suggested activities and that they will challenge the students to learn something new. I also hope that families will be able to share the excitement of reading and writing together.
In addition to the idea calendar, the RCGW will be making a book and monetary donation to the Cancer Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital, so that the staff can continue to update their children’s and teen’s libraries and magazine subscriptions. This provides children, teens, as well as parents with reading materials that are appealing and entertaining, as well as supportive.
The RCGW thanks you for sharing this idea calendar with teachers and families. In doing this, you are helping to empower our students to change the world.
Current Trends in Literacy Assessment and Instruction: Effective Reading Assessment and Dynamic Guided Reading Instruction (Grades 1-8)
Presented by Theresa Hyrich, M.Ed. and Sandra Janzen, M.Ed.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 – MTS McMaster House (191 Harcourt Street)
Theresa Hyrich, M.Ed., was a classroom teacher for over 18 years and taught kindergarten to Grade 5 classes. She also had roles as a Reading Recovery teacher, resource teacher, multi-age teacher and a literacy support teacher before becoming a certified reading clinician with Clinical Support Services in the Winnipeg School Division. She has been employed in many school divisions throughout the province, including Lord Selkirk School Division, Sunrise School Division, Seven Oaks School Division and began her career in the Transcona Springfield School Division.
Sandra Janzen, M.Ed., is a certified reading clinician working with Clinical Support Services in the Winnipeg School Division. Prior to becoming a reading clinician, Sandra had over 22 years of classroom experience, teaching Grades 1-9 in Louis Riel School Division and at a private school in Winnipeg.
RCGW Member Price: $20.00
RCGW Non-Member Price: $25.00
The 2020/2021 meeting schedule will be posted in September 2020. Have a great summer!
We welcome book reviews, articles about teaching strategies, and other submissions. Please contact the Editor.