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TBCDSB Boys' Literacy Class

Our year in review.
by

Laurie Foster

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of TBCDSB Boys' Literacy Class

Boys' Literacy Class
Statistics:
Pass rate for OSSLT is 6% lower
Provincially
TBCDSB
Pass rate for OSSLT is 7% lower
OSSLT Preparation:
Macbeth
Wiki
Macbethbook
Creative Culminating
ReadWriteRock.com
Resources:
Me Read? And How?
Me Read? No Way!
Guys Write for Guys Read
No Fear Shakespeare
BOYS
Podcasts
Audacity
Movie Maker
I Read It But I Don't Get It
Even Hockey Players Read
Clipping Files
Split Them Up:
Find Positive Role Models:
Embrace The Arts:
Keep It Real:
Get The Net:
Have The Right Stuff:
Let Them Talk:
Teach With Purpose:
Read With Purpose
Build Community
Literature Circles
Presentation By:
Laurie Foster
members of community
prominent sports figures
positive male teacher role models
"ensure that students see you and other adults enjoy reading"
authors
St. Ignatius
FTE = Pass rate for OSSLT is 4% lower
PE = Pass rate for OSSLT is 43% lower
females=92%
males=88%
females=78%
males=35%
http://www.readwriterock.com/
Guest Speaker:
Bitstrips
Playoff Hockey Pool
Review Basketball
Graphic Organizers
Minute to Win It
Ellen Maceyovski
onomatopaiea
how to read frames
speech bubbles
32 second Macbeth
Our Success:
27 participants
boys obtained their grade 10
Applied English credit
passed the OSSLT
2 boys who failed had significant attendance issues - attending St. Patrick's HS
93%
56%
41% pass rate at Applied
level for TBCDSB in 2010/2011
42% pass rate provincially
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Graphic Novel
@ Nor'West Outdoor Centre
TBCDSB
Goals:
increase engagement of the participants in Grade 10 Applied English class
improve student achievement in areas of literacy
encourage collaboration amongst students
improve OSSLT results
Grade 10 Applied English class
period one
1:1 Netbooks
recommended by grade 9 teachers
at-risk students
of credit accumumlation, attendance, OSSLT
15
@ St. Ignatius HS
12
@ St. Patrick's HS
Differentiated
Instruction
lafoster@tbcdsb.on.ca
partnership with IBM
www.mentoringboys.com
Wallwisher
www.wallwisher.com
Wordle
www.wordle.net
Xtranormal
www.xtranormal.com
Prezi
www.prezi.com
IBM Netbooks
Single Sex Class
Survival Skills Day
Novel Study: Touching Spirit Bear
(Wordle of Boys' Interests)
-collection of items that boys are interested in
outside of school and teach lessons using these interests!
Reading & Writing Activities that mirror
the OSSLT
Boys using Netbooks to better experience Macbeth
Macbeth
www.bitstripsforschools.com
day we met the witches
Boys were involved in school TLLP.
Improvement of local Salvation Army Food Bank
Amazing Results!
@teachingboys
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