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BVCS Literacy Workshops

Date: Friday April 21, 2023                           Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm                            Place: BVCS


Shawna Audet


8:30 am -8:35 am 


8:35 am -8:40 am             

8:40 am – 9:40 am

9:40 am – 10:10 pm

10:10 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am – 11:45 am 

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Opening prayer and acknowledgement of territory 

Introduction to day with description of our learning goals 


Workshop Session #1: Solving Behavioural Issues Using the Circle of Courage

Workshop Session #2:  How Reading and English Work


Workshop Session #3: Ways to Help Struggling Readers in the Classroom


Workshop Session 4:  How to Use the 6 Minute Reading Solution

Workshop Session #5:  Resources that help Students to Access and Show Learning


The Circle of Courage

Workshop Session #1

Description: Learn how to use the Circle of Courage as a positive behaviour modification system. This restorative approach will transform the way that you think about student discipline.


Prezi presentation



How Reading and English Work

Workshop Session #2

Description: Why do some kids struggle with reading and writing? Learn about the reading pyramid and how the brain learns to read. Learn about the 7 syllable types so that you can teach kids to see English as a system that makes sense - not a collection of random rules.


Prezi Presentation


Letter tile sets


Reading in Indoor Tent

Ways to Help Struggling Readers  in the Classroom

Workshop Session #3


  1. Abandon 3 Cueing System

  2. Decoding is #1 strategy. How to deal with "sticky" words: blending drill, magnetic letter tile drill for reading and spelling

  3. Identify and teach missing phonemes

  4. Solving vowel confusion


Prezi Presentation


Reading a Book

How to Use the 6 Minute Reading Solution

Workshop Session #4

Description: Let's learn how to use the 6 Minute Reading Solution program.  This program helps students to read with speed, accuracy, and a natural expression?


Prezi Presentation


Resources that Help Struggling Readers

Workshop Session #5

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to remove barriers so that student who struggle with literacy can access their learning and show their learning.

  1. Accessibility Features of Chromebook

  2. Free leveled texts: Newsella, Readworks 

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