________________ CM . . . . Volume III Number 9 . . . . January 3, 1997

CM News Bulletin Board

Make your child a reader for life

with Paul Kropp

For parents and teachers in the Winnipeg area, Paul Kropp will be making a presentation on Friday January 24, 1997 at 2 pm at the Louis Riel Library in Winnipeg.

Paul Kropp has taught reading for over twenty years. He is the author of several novels for young adults and a highly recommended series of books for reluctant readers.

He is the author of The Reading Solution - a practical guide for parent participation in developing children's learning. His presentation will focus on ways parents can help their children learn - and love - to read. His talk will be of interest to parents, educators and anyone who works with children and young adults.

A children's event will be held at the same time for the children of parents attending the workshop. Please call (204) 986-4576 to register your children for this event.

Paul's visit to Winnipeg is sponsored by The Canada Council and Winnipeg Public Library.

A reader recommends

Ray Saitz, a CM reader from Peterborough, Ontario, sent us this email last week:

Just thought I'd let you know about a fairly new Canadian lesson plan site for English and library secondary teachers. The site has lesson plans which have been extensively used in the class and each plan comes with a rationale, printable and usable handouts, and instructions. There is also a collection of letters to the editor on education related issues. The site has been successful beyond my wildest dreams with over 5500 hits in the first seven weeks and lots of supportive e-mail. Check it out.

You can visit the site at: http://www.ptbo.igs.net/~raysaitz/ or email Ray at: raysaitz@ptbo.igs.net.

Suggested sites from the NBNSOFT Content Awards Ejournal

MLD Online (Learning Disabilities)
LD Online is an excellent online guide to learning disabilities for parents,teachers and children. Of course the site is open to anyone who wants a better understanding of assisting those with LD. If you have a question - any question - on the subject, you are sure to find the answer here. Areas of particular interest might include the highly informative 'ABCs of LD' and 'How to find Help.' There is a great talk-back area, a bulletin board and a specially-designed section for Kids.

Parents' Journal of School Related Issues
This non-profit group's journal is designed to provide parents with an inside view of what's happening at their child's school. The journal features extremely well-written articles by both teachers and parents, such as Dr. Alan Krantz's "What's Wrong with School" and Linda Davis' column on "Safe Kids/Safe Schools," as well as reviews of new educational software, book and video releases. Highlights also include "Ask Doctor Dave" - a 'Dear Abby' like column for pressing educational questions like what to do if a child refuses to do their homework or how to manage a child coming home and saying 'My teacher hates me.' Not only does this journal address today's problems in education, it provides solutions.

CM News Bulletin Board is a regular column featuring bits and pieces of notable information that have flowed through the CM office in the last few weeks and may be of interest to you.

Any reader who has news for other CM readers can send it to mcm@umanitoba.ca under the subject newsbits. All information is subject to selection by CM and may or may not appear in the column. Please note that CM will not accept any direct advertising in its Bulletin Board column.

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