A Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video Project by Linda Mei BCTELA Executive Member Initially, I had envisioned a relatively small project that should take no more than six or seven classes. The digital media project on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ended up taking a month to complete, and reinforced the value […]
Every year, the BC Teachers of English Language Arts creates a publication of student writing called Voices Visible. The contest is free, and students should submit their work by April 30, 2013. Download the contest guidelines and cover letter here. Make your students’ voices visible!
Guest Post by Ben Pare, Program Consultant: Literacy, Burnaby School District Does this sound familiar? You’re up late reading student essays when suddenly you come across a student who has obviously plagiarized. Feelings of disappointment may be followed by ones of frustration or anger. This seems to be a common experience. As a secondary English […]
Submitted by Pamela Smith, BCTELA Executive Member and co-editor of BCTELA’s student journal, Voices Visible. I have just returned from Mount Seymour where I snowshoed up to Dog Mountain. It has been a year since I visited that vista in the snow. Today, as I walked back to the car among the hundreds of […]
Submitted by Celia Brownrigg, Vice President of BCTELA Sometimes I forget about all the great authors’ blogs and website out there. I forget that children’s and YA authors sometimes spend as much (if not more) time than me thinking about the reading lives of my students. Sometimes they spend less, but their perspective is different, […]