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Developing Phonological Awareness Skills Using the 2019 Shining Willows as Mentor Texts

Teachers are using the Willow Award Finalists in wonderful ways! Check out thisĀ  detailed plan for the development of phonological skills using each of the 2019 Shining Willows as mentor texts. Thank you to Andrea Dunk, an Instructional Consultant with Saskatoon Public Schools, and Allison Kershaw, a Special Education teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools forRead More →

Which One Will Be Your Favourite?

As the new school year begins, look for our 2019 Willow Award finalists in your library! Start reading them NOW! Ask your teacher or teacher-librarian for a bookmark so that you can keep track of the ones that you read. We sent some to your school and more can be printed here.

Consider submitting Willow launch ideas and photos! Apply to host the spring Gala 2020!

Each fall, we ask people to share the ways in which they have promoted Willow reading in their school or library communities. If you send us your ideas, you could win some book prizes! The deadline for entry is November 13th, 2019. See more information about Launch activities here. Consider applying to host the 2020Read More →

Thank you St. Angela School!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and students of St. Angela School for the wonderful job you did hosting the 2019 SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala! It was an entertaining hour of fun, music, art and drama that surrounded the exciting announcement of the 2018 Willow Award winning authors andRead More →

2019 SYRCA Annual General Meeting June 8th

All are invited to attend SYRCA – The Willow Awards Inc. Annual General Meeting on the morning of June 8th, 2019 at Marion McVeety School, 38 Turgeon Crescent, Regina. We will begin at 10:00 am. We look forward to reviewing how the year has gone and making plans for our next year of Willow reading.