An elementary school teacher librarian and a grade 6/7 clasroom teacher talk about the Who? What? When? Where? and How?s of genrefying the fiction sections of the classroom and the school library. We will explain how this big move in our library learning commons space began through collaboration and changed how we match books with readers. We hope you will leave with an outline of what the genrefication process could look like and an idea of where to start at your school.
Any sort of device (iPad, laptop, phone).
I have been in the teacher librarian role in Surrey School District for 6 years. I taught in the primary classroom before my move to library learning commons. I have a MEd in Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia. I am interested in learning commons design and story-telling through video games. I almost exclusively read middle school fiction during the school year.
I have been teaching in Surrey since 2002. I have a MEd in Curriculum and Assessment. I am interested in making my students life long readers who find reading enjoyable rather than a chore.