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Kristen Wood

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Biography:

Kristen joined The Network team in January 2008 as a co-op student. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Before returning to get her Master's degree, she was a junior high school English and French teacher for three years. Kristen attended Brigham Young University in Utah for her undergraduate degree in English and French education. Her current projects include working on the Effective Reading Resource Kit by creating practical literacy activities for educators, locating relevant resources, and exploring what ministry and university resources are available to educators throughout Canada.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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