“You’ve got to read this book!”:  Mentoring Struggling Readers Online

This project is currently in development.  I will be working with a team of teachers and administrators at St. Stephen’s Secondary School in KPRDSB and with the IS English teacher candidates at UOIT to mentor a group of Grade 10 applied English students.  These students have been identified as “at-risk” students and there is some concern that they will successfully complete the OSSLT in the spring of 2008.  Initially this was going to be a literacy project connected to UOIT teacher candidates’ coursework, but the St. Stephen’s team has indicated a desire to conduct research around this project.  The IS English students have visited St. Stephen’s three times in person and have been using a wiki to communicate a minimum of once a week.  The St. Stephen’s students are working on an array of literacy activities initiated by their UOIT mentors.