Tiny Woman Wordshop is a comprehensive, relational thinking approach to literacy instruction and learning. We work directly with educators to help develop students’ critical literacy learning and thinking.
Dr. Christine Portier consults with, and offers presentations and workshops for any and all educators involved in literacy and language instruction programs.
We develop and produce print and digital materials to support classroom instruction and student learning.
All of our workshops and materials are research-based, align language concepts with cognitive processes, develop learning frameworks that develop grade to grade across subjects, and support and strengthen the thinking needed for math, science, technology, and social and environmental studies.
How We Benefit Instruction
STUDENTS find value in:
Interacting with the functions and relations of language
An easy to understand thinking framework
How writers, storytellers and directors organize language to convey meaning
Deepening their critical understandings
Developing competencies in expressing ideas through multimedia texts
A creative presentation of lessons and activities – with original artwork and music!
TEACHERS find value in:
- A clear articulation of the functional relationships of language
- A way to unify language instruction, objectives, expectations, and standards
- A conceptual thinking framework that deepens literacy understandings
- Professional development that aligns research with practical applications
- Fully utilizing classroom literacy resources
Engaging students with interactive technology
A cognitive framework that transfers to learning across other areas of the curriculum
ADMINISTRATORS find value in:
A comprehensive way to meet curriculum objectives, expectations and standards
A language and thinking framework that spirals through the grades
Unifying programs between grade teams
A way to connect English and French literacy programs within the school
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An outline of our TOTAL LITERACY approach
Information about our workshops
A list of our resources