We Are All Connected: Weaving Indigenous Beliefs and Ways of Knowing into Your Reading and Writing Programs
In this session, BC teacher and author Adrienne Gear will share different ways she has been integrating Indigenous stories, culture and beliefs into her reading and writing program. Adrienne will share a variety of lessons, both fiction and nonfiction, which integrate Indigenous stories, knowledge and beliefs. She will share a story writing unit, based on traditional indigenous tales, as well as different forms of nonfiction writing including Comparison, Description and Instruction. As always, Adrienne will share mini-lessons, great anchor books, student samples. Come to this workshop and leave with ideas you can use in your classroom on Monday!
Adrienne Gear has been a teacher with the Vancouver school board for over 25 years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher-librarian and district Literacy Mentor. She continues to teach part-time, as well as provide professional workshops, demonstration lessons and leadership sessions to schools and districts throughout the province and across the country, as well as internationally. Adrienne is the author of six professional books including Reading Power, Powerful Understanding and her latest writing book: Powerful Writing Structures. Adrienne currently lives in Kelowna with her family.