Building integrated curriculum to support intermediate literacy and Language skills

Olivia Pellegrino will provide an overview of how to integrate the new grades 7 and 8 Language curriculum into cross-curricular teaching. Strategies will be provided for best practices in teaching literacy, including reading and writing, across subject areas with a focus on Math and Science.


Olivia is a Special Education teacher and educational researcher with an interdisciplinary background in English Literature and Health Studies. She has worked in both K-12 and post-secondary education and is currently teaching in a Grade 7/8 Gifted Classroom. Olivia’s work in education is focused on developing creative and practical pedagogies rooted in cultural competencies and the principles of gamification. As a teacher, coach, and mentor, Olivia’s passions include curriculum development, coaching volleyball, cross-curricular literacy, and developing STEAM capacities in educators and students.