The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW) has been dedicated to promoting literacy and developing lifelong readers since 1956. We have a proud history of being a literacy leader in Winnipeg and its surrounding area. We are a Special Area Group of Educators (SAGE) of the Manitoba Teachers' Society and a local council of the International Literacy Association.
RCGW provides professional development for educators, shares resources and ideas on our website, celebrates I Love to Read month, promotes literacy in the community, honours literacy leaders and up-and-coming teacher candidates, and supports literacy projects. Join RCGW today!
“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 “Stories Connect Us: We Are More Alike Than Different”. This theme is meant to help readers feel connected to the world around them through the sharing of stories. We can all develop a deeper understanding of different perspectives by sharing our own stories and by listening to others’ stories.
On behalf of the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg, I have prepared the attached 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. By doing so, you are helping to empower our students to change the world.
Representative of the I Love to Read Committee
Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg
Resurgence: Engaging with Indigenous Narratives & Cultural Expressions, In and Beyond the Classroom
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 5–7 p.m. on Zoom
RCGW Members: Join us for a free interactive workshop with the creators of Resurgence, a new Indigenous resource. Through critical engagement with Indigenous works, Christine M'Lot & Katya Adamov Ferguson will support participants in connecting with Indigenous narratives and perspectives, bringing Indigenous works into the classroom, and creating more equitable and sustainable teaching practices.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Zoom link will be shared with registered participants a day in advance.
If you know someone who would like to attend who is not yet an RCGW member, it's not too late to join! Have them email email@example.com. Membership fees are $20.00.
Meetings are open to all members. Please consider attending!
We welcome short book reviews, articles about teaching strategies, and other submissions. Please contact the Editor.