Word Work Strategies to Support Early Readers & Writers

This virtual session will be an overview of essential word work skills and strategies to maximize primary students’ growth as readers and writers through connections to rich literacy experiences.

Target Audience

K-3 educators

To Bring/Important Notes

We have a print handout for note-taking during our session; it is linked below.

Please print it ahead of time and have it handy during Friday morning's Zoom session. 


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This session is full.


  • POPEY - Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years
    Lisa Thomas

    Lisa Thomas is the Program Manager and a Teacher Consultant for POPEY (the Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years), and has been with POPEY since its inception in 2014. She has 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher and teacher consultant in BC, and completed her BA, BEd, & MEd at UBC. In her role with POPEY, Lisa supports K-3 educators with workshops and resources that support best practice in literacy instruction. She’s passionate about literacy, teacher collaboration, and supporting all students to be happy, confident learners. 

  • Jen Kelly

    Jennifer Kelly joined the Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years (POPEY) team as a teacher consultant. Jen has 20 years of experience in education as a primary teacher, a literacy intervention teacher, and most recently, a district literacy helping teacher in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. She completed her PhD through UBC with a focus on professional learning for teachers. With a passion for literacy learning in the early years, Jen is able to infuse theory and practice when working with primary teachers.