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Friday, February 23 • 12:30 - 14:00
It Rocks to be a Story Ninja

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It seems that grade three is a crucial time for students to develop confidence as readers or writers, and that the self-image they form during this time is the one they tend to keep for years to come. Convince a student at that age that he or she is a Story Ninja, and this motivation can have a lasting impact. So, as Writer-In-Residence for schools and school divisions across Canada, author Sigmund Brouwer developed a highly successful Story Ninja program that fits will all writing curriculums and goals. While the program’s primary focus is on grade three and four, the foundational aspects of the Story Ninja approach, as well as specific Story Ninja tricks to use in the classroom, broadly apply to all teachers involved in the writing process. This session explores the importance of separating the delivery system (writing) from what it delivers (story or information), and how a teacher’s awareness of this importance can help motivate and inspire students to this crucial confidence and positive self image. Plus, come on, isn't it way more fun to be a Story Ninja teacher than a writing teacher? Each attending teacher will receive a Story Ninja folder and teacher guide.


Sigmund Brouwer

With over four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of books for children and adults. He visits over 200 schools per year across Canada and the United States to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation.

Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00 MST
PE 261 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4