Plagiarism & Paraphrasing: “Read, Flip, and Write!”

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 […]

Hope

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 […]

Blogs of great YA authors

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, […]

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