English Language Arts (ELA)

Monic Farrell

Pedagogical ConsultantElementary English Language Artsmfarrell@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1384

Dan Hedges

Pedagogical ConsultantHigh School English Language Artsdhedges@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1416

“The writing you get out of your students can only be as good as the classroom literature that surrounds it.” Ralph Fletcher

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." James Britton

How we can help

In addition to the general offer of service, we can offer various supports including helping you:

  • Explore and implement new pedagogical practices

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the ELA programs

  • Develop expertise in teaching for the transfer of language learning

  • Carry out projects that address your pedagogical questions

  • Examine formative assessment practices

  • Investigate different teaching approaches and resources (e.g. SoundPrints, Daily 5, literature circles, writer’s workshop, reader’s workshop, talk moves, academic conversations)

  • Set up cycle teams focused on pedagogical questions

  • Carry out PDIG projects and other initiatives

Our Resources

Outlook groups have been created for all grade levels in elementary and secondary schools. If you are not a member of the group that corresponds to your teaching assignment, please let us know in an email and we will add you to the membership.

External Resources

LEARN (Leading English Education and Resource Network)

Québec Reading Connection

Literacy Today - Elementary

Literacy Today - Secondary

ELA Elementary

ELA Secondary