Larry Swartz is a literacy and drama instructor at OISE–University of Toronto. Larry has worked in classrooms, as a consultant and as a workshop presenter. He has been involved with groups of teachers throughout North America, China and New Zealand, and with Queen Noor’s literacy initiative in Jordan. Larry is committed to helping teachers use quality children’s literature across the curriculum to inspire students to read, read, read. Larry lives in Toronto.
A grab-bag of joyful activities teachers can use to involve students in digital learning as they encourage interaction and inclusion. Simple ways to easily align student learning objectives and skills to the virtual environment.
How do we talk about hate that hurts? Real kids from real classrooms share their stories here to help us to see the bias, prejudice, violence, discrimination, and exclusion around us—what hate looks like to them. Why? So we can stand against hate and never be the cause of it. And to show us how to cope and get support if we have been hurt.
60 practical lessons that guide students to write in a variety of forms. Organized alphabetically, they give students opportunities to read books that can inspire their writing and to write for a variety of purposes.