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April: Full of Poetry!

We have written posts for Poetry Month in the past but this year we are going to do it a little differently.  We will be making a poetry-themed post every school day in April.  Sometimes it will be a resource, sometimes it will be a great piece that might serve to inspire our writers (and us!), sometimes it will be a spotlight on a form one of our executive is teaching at the moment.

If one of these posts reminds you of something you do in your practice, you can share your idea in the comments.

To start the month off I will remind you that if you have students writing poetry (or prose) you may want to suggest that they submit their writing to the BCTELA student writing contest: Voices Visible.  The deadline to mail them is April 22.  Don’t forget, you must be a member of BCTELA to enter students’ work.
You can download the submission guidelines and entry form here.

Writing Poetry by Susan Stenson

Before Eve left the garden, she tugged Adam’s sleeve and said,

One more, one more. You would think it was the pomegranate

branch she wanted, the round, drab bush dribbling myth

above a tedious brook or to retrieve a copy of The Temptation of Baghdad, (more…)

Cultivating Passionate Learners

Do you have some great strategies, units, ideas to share? Present at our Annual Provincial Conference this Fall, October 24-26, in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Our theme this year is Cultivating Passionate Learners. If you are interested, the deadline is coming fast – February 21, 2014. Please send submissions to Shelley Moore at smoore@sd38.bc.ca achat viagra vrai.

Conference Proposal Form

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Oregon Council of English Teachers Conference

Great professional development for English Teachers in the Northwest,  March 1-3, 2014.

From the Council:

The Oregon Council of Teachers of English is very excited to be hosting a NW Regional NCTE Conference in the year we are also observing our centennial!

We have put together a fabulous program with more than 180 speakers from Canada and 22 different states, with a terrific line-up of keynoters and featured speakers that includes three past presidents of NCTE and Linda Christensen, a favoruite in B.C.

Please look over the offerings in the various program strands on diverse learners; reading and writing instruction; research, inquiry, and collaboration; speaking, listening, and drama; literature; technology in the classroom; and much, much more.

Check out the NCTE Conference Brochure (updated January 20th).

Looks fantastic, and BCTELA will see you there!

 

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