Reading Portfolios: Reading, Responding, and Reflecting

Learn how to engage students in responding to self-selected novels, resulting in Reading Portfolios.  Students have diverse options to select from when drafting their responses, submitting entries every two weeks.  Bryan will provide insight as to how he provides descriptive feedback to build their capacity to respond with depth, elaboration, and voice.  He will demonstrate how he builds student understandings about what makes powerful, effective responses, and will illustrate how students engage in self-evaluation, and reflect on Core Competencies, particularly Creative and Critical Thinking.

Target Audience

Elementary school teachers (K-7)


1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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  • Lost Boys Consulting, Burnaby School District (SD41)
    Bryan Gidinski

    Bryan Gidinski is an intermediate elementary school teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. He currently serves as a Program Consultant in the Burnaby School District. He has a passion for writing and enjoys facilitating rich writing experiences for students, so that they develop comfort and become experimental with language and composition. He is also an advocate for ensuring that LGBTQ+ students see themselves reflected in curricular resources, lessons, and conversations.  He is the founder of Lost Boys Consulting and additional information can be found at