While teaching comprehension strategies in isolation is an important step in helping students construct meaning, the primary goal is to apply the strategies into all aspects of learning. In this session, Adrienne Gear will explore how the Reading Power strategies can be applied to different areas of the curriculum. She will show examples of how these strategies can be applied to different subjects and units of study including Indigenous beliefs and customs, global justice, global citizenship, and immigration.
Adrienne Gear has been a teacher in the Vancouver School district for over 18 years working as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, teacher librarian and District Literacy Mentor. She is currently teaching two days a week at Sexsmith Elementary. Adrienne developed Reading Power almost 10 years ago and has since been working with teachers in many districts throughout the province, presenting workshops, giving demonstration lessons, and facilitating Reading Power leadership teams. She has also presented workshops in the United States in Atlanta, Kansas and Pennsylvania.
She is the author of two books, Reading Power – Teaching Students How to Think While They Read (Pembroke, 2006) and Nonfiction Reading Power – Teaching Students How to Think While They Read All Kinds of Information (Pembroke, 2008) and has just completed her third book Writing Power. Adrienne lives in Vancouver with her husband and their two boys.