literacy

New Video: Simple Steps for Supporting Students Who Speak Other Languages with Diana Maliszewski

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Diana Maliszewski come and talk to us about the various ways that she helps English Second Language learners in her school. While it may seem like a difficult task to reach these students and help them develop a love [...]

Library Acquisition Guides from LO and QRC

Are you looking for guides to help you with acquisitions for your school library in either English or French? A good French guide was created by the team at Livres ouverts and was adapted into English by Quebec Reading Connections. You can access them at the links below. Livres ouverts [...]

Québec Reading Connection Workshops 2017-2018

Hello Quebec school librarians, As you may know, there are a group of people tirelessly working at the MEES on the Québec Reading Connection to help "to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people." In the interests of achieving that [...]

National School Library Day 2016 In The News

This past Monday was National School Library day in Canada, a day to celebrate the hub of literacy in any school. Whether it's encouraging boys to dive into reading, helping students find answers to their questions or enjoying the creative mind at work, school libraries are necessary...and awesome. Check out the following [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sawyerville Elementary School Library Moving Ahead – New QSLiN Hangout

In May, we shared a hangout with Sawyerville Elementary School’s principal, Norma Humphrey in which she shared her vision for her school’s library.  In this subsequent film that was made eight months later, Principal Humphrey and library volunteer, Linda Mills talk about the progress that they have made this year [...]

Camp Newsela: A Way for Kids to Stay Informed Over the Summer

Here is an exciting way to keep kids reading and staying up-to-date with current events issues.  From June 13th to the end of August, students can receive two news articles per week at Camp Newsela’s site. These can be chosen from seven different interest categories.  According to the site: Kids [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Cool Tools, teens|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New QSLiN Hangout: Macdonald High School Library: Working Together for a Great Library Learning Commons

In this film, Maria Cavaiuolo, Documentation Technician, Macdonald High School in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec (Lester B. Pearson School Board) talks about using student and teacher input in transforming the school library to a library learning commons.  Students particularly wanted more comfortable places to sit and more technology available to them. Teachers [...]

Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout

Principal Jad Deegan (Macdonald High School, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Lester B. Pearson School Board) enthusiastically points out the advantages of the newly refurbished library learning commons in supporting pedagogy at Macdonald High School. He highlights the advantages of having spaces for collaboration as well as student-friendly computer stations, and laptop or [...]

A Principal’s Vision for a Rural School Library – New QSLiN Hangout

In this new QSLiN hangout, we leave the city and go to Sawyerville, a small village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where we meet Norma Humphrey, the principal of Sawyerville Elementary School and Pope Memorial Elementary School that are within the Eastern Townships School Board. At the time of [...]