Direct Reading - Thinking Activity (DR-TA) is an activity that build critical awareness of the reader's role and responsibility in interacting with the text through the process of predicting, verifying, judging, and extending thinking about text material. The teacher starts with very open-ended questions or divergent responses and moves toward more accurate predictions and text-based inferences as students acquire more knowledge from the reading.
Tangled Minds is a masterpiece. In the fine tradition of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Yvonne Mason leads the reader through the twisted and tangled lives of Brianna Van Pelt and her son, Josh, thrusting us into a Pygmalion dilemma that has consumed scholars for decades. Is there such a thing as a "bad seed", an individual whose feet are placed upon a path of crime and evil almost from the beginning? If the circumstances of one's birth or the choices one makes cannot be overcome with…
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Told in first-person each one living at a different point in Canada''s vast landscape and history. — such as Miriam, a Warsaw-ghetto survivor, now reunited with her family in Montreal; Wong Joe-on, a Chinese immigrant faces racism in Saskatchewan and Insy, Ojibwe girl first trip to a "white" town in Northern Ontario — young readers will be moved by the opportunities and difficulties that these characters face, as each one ponders what it means to be Canadian, and struggles to fit in.
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