Using Literature to Explore Difficult Topics in Middle School

Relationships. Body Image. Sexual Harassment. Boundaries. Friendship. Abuse. All difficult topics to approach in a grade 5 - 8 classroom.

The Surrey Chapter of the BCTLA welcomes Surrey Schools Book of the Year nominated authors Barbra Dee (Maybe He Just Likes You) and Lisa Fipps (Starfish) to discuss the importance of these topics and how using literature can help us start conversations. This workshop is intended for teacher librarians and intermediate classroom teachers. All are welcome. Please bring questions about the authors' books specifically or about talking about difficult topics in the classroom in general.

Target Audience

Elementary and Secondary


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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