Categories > English Language Arts & Literature (ELAL)

Kari Tanaka – Book Talk Whisperer

      We sat down with Kari Tanaka of the University of Lethbridge Bookstore as she walked us through several books for educators, students, and families covering titles from preschool/kindergarten through Grade 12 and beyond. Kari once again proves to be a valuable resource for anyone who loves books… Read more »

Change Maker Conversations in Education – with Karen Filewych

  Karen Filewych, after starting post-secondary to be a newspaper journalist, Karen turned to teaching, all the while remaining passionate about writing – both her own and all those she teaches. In this episode of the Change Maker Conversations in Education, we continue our Literacy Across the Curriculum conversation with… Read more »

ARPDC Podcast Episode: Literacy Empowers Life with Members of the UFLI Team

In this episode, Dr. Rick Gilson with ARPDC visits with Christina Giddings, Stefanie McLeod, and Dr. Colleen Pollett of the University of Florida Literacy Institute – UFLI about their work to provide teachers (and parents) with materials, resources, lessons, and support to build foundational work in the classroom (and home)… Read more »

ARPDC Podcast Episode: Teacher to Teachers: Tannis Niziol Shares Books, Practices and Thoughts on Reading Across the Curriculum

ARPDC: Change Maker Conversations in Education Podcast Episode 5 in our Reading Across the Curriculum Series In this episode, we visit with a career English Language Arts teacher, Curriculum Consultant and Professional Learning Facilitator, Tannis Niziol. Throughout Tannis’ 30-year career as an educator in Edmonton and Winnipeg, Tannis has remained… Read more »

Supporting Intervention Instruction

Earlier this year consultants who support literacy-focused professional learning across ARPDC collaborated to create a site to support intervention instruction. So what does this have to do with curriculum implementation?  You may have noticed when reading the new English Language Arts and Literature (ELAL) curriculum that phonological awareness is an… Read more »

Quick Tip: English language Arts and Literature (ELAL) and French Immersion Language Arts and Literature (FLAL)

This post is for teachers in French Immersion who are also teaching English Language Arts and Literature, or for teachers of either subject in a French Immersion school who would like to be able to, relatively easily, compare the curriculum for the two subjects in the same grade or across… Read more »

Parent Session: Understanding the New English Language Arts and Literature K-6 Curriculum

Karen Filewych from the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) presents this session providing parents with an overview of the English Language Arts and Literature curriculum for K-6.  Presented at the Alberta School Council’s Association conference on April 23, 2022, the session explores six topics: The Importance of Language New Curriculum… Read more »