Are you interested in updating your classroom bookshelves with culturally relevant and responsive materials? CASLT and OMLTA have teamed up with FSL Disrupts to offer two sessions in November for FSL educators. Novels and picture books are great resources to help your students think critically. The FSL Disrupt team has curated a list of teacher-approved texts and novels that our increasingly diverse secondary and elementary learners have found engaging, identity-affirming, and thought-provoking. 

 

Celebrating Joy in the French Immersion Classroom with Diverse Novels and Picture Books (Grades 1-12)

with Amanda Cloutier, Mandisa Bromfield, Karen Devonish-Mazzotta, Marika Kunnas, Mimi Masson, Asha Nagpal, Rubina Sharma

This session was offered on November 6th

Description:  In this session, teachers will learn about the FSL Disrupt Project, gain access to resources via our website, and listen to testimonials and book reviews from teachers currently engaged in the work of diversifying and centring texts that focus on Joy and Excellence in French Immersion classrooms. As the session unfolds, we will divide into dedicated breakout sessions catering to grades K–8 (elementary) and 9–12 (high school) educators. Take part in this interactive workshop by reading a book and sharing your review on its appropriateness with fellow FSL teachers. Check out any of the novels on the FSL Disrupt website and visit the resources page from previous book club meetings to see what this learning looks like!

This session will be useful to any language teachers working with intermediate and advanced students immersed in the target language. 

Celebrating Joy in the Core French Classroom with Diverse Novels and Picture Books (Grades 1-12)

with Amanda Cloutier, Mandisa Bromfield, Karen Devonish-Mazzotta, Marika Kunnas, Mimi Masson, Asha Nagpal

This session was offered on November 20th

Description:  In this session, teachers will learn about the FSL Disrupt project, gain access to resources via our website, and listen to testimonials and book reviews from teachers currently engaged in the work of diversifying and centring texts that focus on Joy and Excellence in Core French classrooms. As the session unfolds, we will divide into dedicated breakout sessions catering to grades 4–8 (elementary) and 9–12 (high school) educators. Take part in this interactive workshop by reading a book and sharing your review on its appropriateness with fellow FSL teachers. Check out any of the novels on the FSL Disrupt website and visit the resources page from previous book club meetings to see what this learning looks like!

This session will be useful to any language teachers who work with beginner-level students starting out in the target language.

RECORDINGS COMING SOON!

Please stay tuned as the recordings from these sessions will be added to our members-only area soon!