Life Writing for Empowerment Course

Life Writing for Empowerment – Saturday January 30 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm

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Do you have a personal story you would like to write? This one day course allows you to begin exploring what life-writing is and how it can help empower you. Through the use of writing memory triggers, simple writing exercises, and voluntary sharing and discussion, you can flex your own autobiographical voice. This session is for anyone interested in exploring their own life stories no matter what your age or level of writing experience. This instructor-led workshop is taught by Pat Miller-Schroeder and Judith Silverthorne. As writers and instructors, they bring 50 years of combined experience to the classroom. All are Welcome! Please bring a bag lunch. – See more at: http://www.uregina.ca/cce/personal-enrichment/current-courses/writing.html#sthash.IDmECm0E.dpuf

 

Young Adult novel – Convictions – coming soon

Judith’s new novel, Convictions, set in 1842 on board an all female convict ship bound for Van Diemen’s Land (Australia), is to be released by Coteau Books in April 2016.

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Fourteen-year-old Jennie Lawrence’s life is bad enough in 1842 England, but when she’s convicted of stealing food to help feed her family, her situation turns dire. She’s given a seven years sentence of servitude and banishment half way around the world. All of her formative beliefs, morals and convictions are challenged as she endures the perils of a treacherous journey on board an all-female convict ship bound for the penal colony on Van Diemen’s Land.

Not only does she witness of the tortures inflicted on her shipmates, but she suffers barbaric conditions at the hands of the cruel guards on board. Will she live through the four month ordeal? Is there any hope she will ever see her family again? Will she have the fortitude to stand by her convictions, or be severely compromised as she fights for survival?

Read more about Convictions on page 4 in Coteau’s Spring Catalogue.

 

 

Dinosaur Hideout Novel Study Guide

Presenting the Novel Study Guide for Dinosaur Hideout

The children’s novel is a popular resource for educators. In particular, this novel has connections to the Saskatchewan curriculum, specifically for Grades 4-6.

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Dinosaur Hideout (1)

 

An easy to use free novel study guide is now available for teachers, librarians, and educators, and others everywhere. For convenience, it is presented in two formats:

Dinosaur Hideout TRG-FINAL (Word)

Dinosaur Hideout TRG-FINAL (PDF)

Novel Study Guide Available for Ghosts of Government House

The children’s novel Ghosts of Government House is a popular resource for educators. In particular, this novel has connections to the Saskatchewan curriculum, specifically for Grades 3-6.

Ghosts of Government House

Ghosts of Government House

An easy to use free novel study guide is now available for teachers, librarians, and educators, and others everywhere. For convenience, it is presented in two formats:

Novel Study Guide for GGH (Word)

Novel Study Guide for GGH (PDF)

Within this guide you will find a variety of activities intended to help readers appreciate and understand the novel, Ghosts of Government House. Literary qualities are considered, comprehension is examined, and connections to the curriculum and to readers’ real lives are pursued. Each teacher using this guide will be able to choose those exercises that best suit the needs of her or his students. We encourage you to add other activities as well.

Best Books for Kids & Teens – Honouring the Buffalo

_originalHonouring the Buffalo has been selected as one of the best titles from the last publishing season in the Fall Edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2015.

This distinction is made possible through the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. All of the titles in Best Books for Kids & Teens have been handpicked by expert committees of educators, booksellers, and school and public librarians from across Canada.

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