Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile Perrot, Québec
Tom Thomson School
Vanguard Quebec School
Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec
W.S Hawrylak Elementary School
Click on the links to discover the stories and illustrations that have been created during the project.
École Henri Bergeron (MB)
W.S Hawrylak School (SK)
Paul-Bruchési School (QC)
Tom Thomson School (ON)
Audience: Elementary Cycle 3 (Grades 5 and 6)
Language: English as a second language in Quebec, French as a second language in the rest of Canada.
Duration of the activity: October 2011 to April 2012.
Words and Images is an innovative Blue Metropolis pilot project designed to provide Canadian children aged 10 to 13 with linguistic and cultural experience in their second official language.
Through in-person contact with professional writers and artists, students will open their minds and their imaginations to children in another province whose first language is different from their own.
This programme combines two artistic disciplines common in young adult literature: writing and illustration.
Francophone children will produce a brief story opener in French and send it to their partner Anglophone class in another province.
The Anglophone class, with the help of their French teacher and a French-speaking writer, will continue where the text left off, developing a literary work in their second language.
At the same time, the Anglophone class will produce a brief story opener in English and send it to their partner Francophone class. With the help of their English teacher and an English-language writer, the Francophone students will expand that text into a longer literary work in English.
The ESL and FSL students will illustrate their final text with the help of a professional artist.
Final texts and illustrations will be returned to the originating class, where they will be exhibited. They will also be displayed at the 14th Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, from April 18 -23, 2012.