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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
R050844
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
This book contains reviews on classic and contemporary children's literature. It is organized by age group and includes board books, picture books and young adult novels. Each entry includes evaluations by international critics and reproduced artwork from the featured title. The book includes an index of titles, a table of contents and an index by author/illustrator.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $45.00
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R070931
50 Literacy Strategies: Step by Step (4th ed.)
This publication provides research-based instructional literacy strategies useful for elementary and middle level educators. Each strategy indicates the instructional focus (oral language, phonemic awareness/phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling and content areas), the grade levels, step-by-step instructions on how to use the instructional strategy and when to use the strategy. Scaffolding for English as an additional language learners is described and samples of stud...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $42.75
Record posted/updated: June 22, 2018
R049934
Basic Tools for Beginning Writers
Schultze defines a basic writing tool "as a skill that students need in order to be able to do both the physical and mental tasks to produce legible words on paper." She identifies basic skills, offers lesson ideas, suggestions for student review and ways to make the lessons simpler or more challenging to meet student needs. Examples of student work can be found throughout the book. The book includes a table of contents, a list of recommended resources, appendices and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R045107
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction (6th ed.)
In this sixth edition, the authors incorporate the latest research about literacy teaching. Content new to this edition includes: the newest research findings and instructional practices; chapters on developmental word study and the physiological, emotional and behavioural foundations of literacy learning; and expanded information on classroom learning communities, teaching English learners and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts. The book includes a table of contents and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $62.50
Record posted/updated: January 30, 2019
R049716
Beyond Leveled Books: Supporting Early and Transitional Readers in Grades K-5 (2nd ed.)
The authors continue to research moving students from leveled books to independent book selection. Suggestions and resources are provided to assist teachers to understand and meet the needs of transitional readers. The book contains examples of classroom instruction, sample mini-lessons, strategies for small group instruction, assessment techniques and student work. The book includes a table of contents, an appendix, an index and bibliographies of children's books, series books and profession...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $29.95
Record posted/updated: December 20, 2017
R070916
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network is interested in language and literacy. The network consists of Canada's leading researchers. They work together to discover evidence-based ways to assist children.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
R038988
Early Childhood Language Arts (6th ed.)
This resource for early childhood educators offers a comprehensive look at early childhood literacy education, focusing on five themes: language learning in context, oral language, literacy with print, written language and symbol systems and the teacher of language arts. In response to the call for evidence-based reading instruction, the book provides research-based teaching strategies and incorporates information on bilingual education, technology tools and links with literature. The text re...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $185.75
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R102553
Early Literacy: A Resource for Teachers
This resource is intended to support teachers of emerging literacy learners. There are tools to assist teachers to assess and develop skills and strategies in literacy. Each chapter in the resource focuses on one particular set of literacy foundations: oral language foundations, textual foundations, graphophonic foundations and foundations of independent reading and writing.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 18, 2019
R070952
Engaging Readers & Writers with Inquiry: Promoting Deep Understandings in Language Arts and Content Areas with Guiding Questions
Through the use of research and classroom experience, Wilhelm demonstrates that inquiry is easy to teach. He shares practical ideas for turning goals and outcomes into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Included in the book are examples of guiding questions for every content area, sample lessons and activities that deepen thinking about topics and prepare students for more meaningful reading and writing experiences. Included are a table of contents...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Inquiry
Price : $26.99
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R070592
English Language Arts 2. Additional Learning Resources (2011)
This list of learning resources identifies high-quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, English Language Arts 2. A list of core learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 30, 2019
R070929
English Language Arts 2. Core Learning Resources (2010)
This list of learning resources identifies high-quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, English Language Arts 2. A list of additional learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R048564
Fluency Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices (2nd ed.)
The editors introduce the idea of fluency instruction, providing a thorough examination of what fluency instruction is and how it should be taught. Content new to this edition includes: new chapters on supporting English as an additional language learners and information on adolescent fluency, reading expressiveness, oral reading instruction and text selection. The editors include examples and vignettes of fluency instruction in the classroom. The book includes a table of contents, an append...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $51.50
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R030747
Gage Cornerstones 2: Canadian Language Arts
Cornerstones 2 provides a framework for a flexible language arts program.
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Anthology 2A
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Anthology 2B
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Assessment Guide 2
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Audio CD Set
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Blackline Masters 2
•  Gage Cornerstones 2. Teacher's Guide 2
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 25, 2019
R049787
Good Books Matter: How to Choose and Use Children's Literature to Help Students Grow as Readers
Written for beginning and experienced teachers, the authors provide guidance to teach with quality children's literature. Guidance is provided on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension and tips for assessment. The book is organized around genres - traditional literature, picture books, novels, nonfiction, poetry and multicultural texts. The book includes a table of contents, appendices, professional resources and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R070926
InfoTrac Literature Resource Center Database
This database contains full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews on over 130,000 writers from all disciplines and time periods.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R070919
International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE)
IFTE's mission is to promote the work and voices of English and literacy teachers through its member associations and in the world of English teaching generally. It works through conferences, links with associations with similar aims, electronic and other forms of publication and both formal and informal networks of English and literary professionals.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: April 2, 2019
R039110
Listen Hear!: 25 Effective Listening Comprehension Strategies
Students are expected to spend 50 percent or more of their day engaged in listening comprehension activities, but are they "hearing" rather than "listening." This user-friendly resource provides strategies to incorporate multidimensional listening comprehension into the classroom. Using the latest research, the authors provide charts to show at a glance which skills each strategy enhances, lists of contemporary literature to use in conjunction with the strategies and tips for assessment.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $30.50
Record posted/updated: January 18, 2019
R070957
Literate Lives: Teaching Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms
Designed to meet the needs of students in reading methods classes or beginning teachers, Flint invites readers to consider the complexities of the reading process in diverse settings. An inquiry stance is critical to being an effective teacher, especially in the area of reading as there is more than one approach to learning to read. Flint also provides pedagogy to teaching reading, writing and literacy as well as providing practical information and vignettes of real-life situations. Teachers ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $193.95
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R042213
Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys (2nd ed.)
The authors provide practical ideas to build children's decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building and multisyllable words. This book provides strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction for primary-grade classrooms. The strategies can also be used for older students who experience difficulties in decoding. The book includes a table of contents, appendices, references and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $41.50
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R071766
Nelson Literacy 2
This major integrated resource for English language arts provides support for the three K-12 curriculum goals: comprehend and respond, compose and create and assess and reflect on language abilities. Included in the resource is a variety of formats to support resource-based learning. Instructional strategies are explained and differentiating instruction is included to assist teachers with the diversity within classrooms. The "Release of Responsibility" model has students demonstrating and app...
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•  Nelson Literacy 2. Guided and Independent Reading Kit
•  Nelson Literacy 2. Media Package
•  Nelson Literacy 2. Student Book 2A
•  Nelson Literacy 2. Student Book 2B
•  Nelson Literacy 2. Student Book 2C
•  Nelson Literacy 2. Teacher's Resource Box
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD Kit
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 13, 2019
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Nelson Spelling 2
Nelson Spelling 2 is a comprehensive spelling instruction resource that promotes the development of spelling skills and strategies within language and communication contexts. The materials support a process approach to writing and address all six language arts strands. In addition, language elements are addressed within literature.
•  Nelson Spelling 2. Student Book
•  Nelson Spelling 2. Teacher's Guide
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 25, 2019
R050694
Out of the Question: Guiding Students to a Deeper Understanding of What They See, Read, Hear, and Do
Knowing how to ask good questions is a pivotal skill in learning and inquiry. By asking questions, children clarify their understanding and make new connections. For educators, the booklet explores nurturing questions in the classroom, building questioning skills and assessing the questioning process. The resource will assist both educators and students in asking questions to discover what is relevant, what is of interest, what is legitimate, what is authentic and what needs further investiga...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $12.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
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PM Writing 2
This resource places emphasis on the development of the writing process in young children. The resource provides a sequential introduction of text types and text forms in the primary grades. The resource also develops knowledge of the patterns of text.
•  PM Writing 2. Classroom Starter Pack
•  PM Writing 2. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: December 14, 2017
R047683
Planning for Inquiry: It's Not an Oxymoron!
Diane Parker provides an up-close look at the underlying structure of an inquiry-based approach, what such an approach might look like in practice and how it can happen in the classroom. Supported by stories and examples, Parker shares a practical yet non-prescriptive framework for developing lessons from learners' questions and authentic classroom events. The strategies can be adapted for both short- and long-term planning with students. Included are a table of contents, an index and appendi...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Inquiry
Price : $24.99 US
Record posted/updated: April 2, 2019
R071135
Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding
The authors provide a number of teaching practices including project-based learning, cooperative learning, performance-based assessment, as well as instructional strategies in literacy, mathematics and science. Online videos at www.edutopia.org demonstrate how role models help to generate student understanding. There are examples that show how educators can enable students to think critically, transfer skills and knowledge and be flexible problem solvers, both inside and outside the classroo...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $35.95
Record posted/updated: May 15, 2020
R054245
Reading Instruction That Works: The Case for Balanced Teaching (4th ed.)
Richard L. Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley's work to explain and to illustrate the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching. The book provides strategies and techniques that move beyond theory and use a balanced approach in classrooms to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The book includes a table of contents, an author index and a subject index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $63.50
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R070924
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild (SWG)
SWG is an organization that promotes Saskatchewan writers. The Guild's mission is to improve the status of the writer in Saskatchewan. The Guild offers conferences and writers' retreats and publishes the members' newsletter, entitled Freelance and a publication of literature written by Saskatchewan high school students, entitled Windscript.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
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Shi-shi-etko
In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tells Shi-shi-etko that the bag is to store memories. Shi-shi-etko carefully collects berries, roots and flowers for her bag of memories. When the truck arrives to pick up Shi-shi-etko, she goes to a gian...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: December 9, 2018
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Shi-shi-etko
In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tells Shi-shi-etko that the bag is to store memories. Shi-shi-etko carefully collects berries, roots and flowers for her bag of memories. When the truck arrives to pick up Shi-shi-etko, she goes to a gian...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $150.00
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Record posted/updated: November 2, 2021
R070959
Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed (Sixth edition)
Each strategy follows a three-part progression, including sequence, materials and procedures. The authors provide a number of intervention strategies for a struggling reader. Content includes assessment tools and strategies, IF-THEN strategy intervention guides, differentiated reading instruction, a classroom environment assessment tool, updated fluency norms and expression measures and ideas to connect with the home. The book includes a table of contents, a name index and a subject index.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : $110.40
Record posted/updated: January 11, 2021
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Teaching Essentials: Expecting the Most and Getting the Best From Every Learner, K-8
Routman provides a blueprint for instruction to allow all students to have success in the classroom. She draws upon her work with students that have excelled against great odds. Routman shares her principles and practices to help teachers and students reach their full potential. She stresses that everyone needs to be invited to the learning community. Some of the topics in the book include articulating high expectations for all students, including English as an Additional Language learners an...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $31.95
Record posted/updated: September 11, 2017
R051972
Teaching Literacy in Second Grade
Grade 2 students continue to grow in their reading and writing expertise, explore new text types and become more effective communicators. Through a number of grade two classrooms, the authors provide suggestions to optimize literacy learning for students. Topics include setting short- and long-term goals, ways to plan instruction to meet the goals and ideas to partner with parents. The book includes a table of contents, references and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $35.95
Record posted/updated: September 25, 2017
R070961
Teaching Word Recognition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties (2nd ed.)
O'Connor synthesizes research on how children learn to read words. She demonstrates how to plan and implement lessons that address letter-sound pairings, decoding and blending, multisyllabic words, sight words and fluency. O'Connor provides strategies to be used in the classroom to assist students. Included in the book are a table of contents, appendices and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $41.50
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R048495
Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product with Enhanced Pearson eText Access Card Package (7th ed.)
Tompkins addresses both the process and the product of writing in this resource. She provides strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing through writing workshops. This resource also includes: chapters on the writer's craft and on writing across the curriculum, information on the six traits of good writing and insights into using technology meaningfully in the writing classroom. The accompanying eText card provides access to additional content such as embed...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $108.31
Record posted/updated: May 22, 2019
R045634
The Grammar Plan Book: A Guide to Smart Teaching
The best method of teaching language conventions is to integrate them into units and lessons. This book explains how to teach language conventions this way. Through examples of innovative educators teaching language, teachers are presented with concepts to use in the classroom. Although this publication is not a language handbook, it includes most of the language concepts that students need to know. The book is useful in planning focused lessons and it includes a sample scope-and-sequence cha...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $31.95
Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R070964
The Science of Spelling: The Explicit Specifics that Make Readers and Writers (and Spellers!)
Through current research, the author reveals that spelling instruction is crucial for teaching every aspect of literacy and offers techniques for the following: making appropriate use of instructional devices such as scaffolding, hand and finger spelling and letter boxes; managing word lists and word sorts; differentiating spelling instruction and assessment and evaluation evaluating spelling resources. Included are rubrics, research-based forms, a table of contents, a bibliography and an ind...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $30.95
Record posted/updated: April 30, 2019
R100468
Turtle Island Voices Grade 2
The library pack for Grade 2 contains 10 titles - 3 traditional stories, 4 modern stories and 4 informational texts - that provide First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and support guided reading levels H-M. The books are also available as a full class set (6 copies of each title) and as individual titles. The teacher's guide includes lesson plans with activities, teaching suggestions, web connections and blackline masters. A CD-ROM is also available that contains digital version of eac...
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•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Anisha's Dance
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Around the World
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Buffalo Learns Respect
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. CD-ROM
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Class Set
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Exploring Art
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Help!
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Just Joking!
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Library Pack
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Little Bear
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Night and Day
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Teacher's Guide
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. The Sash
•  Turtle Island Voices Grade 2. Time to Celebrate!
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: December 9, 2018
R047003
Under One Sun Grade 2. Complete Classroom Set
With content created by Indigenous artists and illustrators, the Under One Sun series draws upon Indigenous culture, perspectives and experiences to explore the themes of identity, our connection to Mother Earth and relationships within families and communities. The Grade 2 complete classroom set includes a teacher's resource and 6 copies each of 6 student books at guided reading levels G-L. Additional resources to support the series are available through the Online Teaching Centre.
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Elders
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Guided Reading Classroom Set
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Guided Reading Single Copy Set
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Jaycee's Journal
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Jordan's New Teammates
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Living in Harmony
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Online Teaching Centre
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Print Teacher's Resource
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Sharing Mother Earth
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Teacher Resource Set
•  Under One Sun Grade 2. Why Do We Use Symbols?
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : $403.50
Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
R101119
Little Beauty and Silly Billy
This video contains two stories written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. In Little Beauty, a kitten and gorilla form an usual friendship reminiscent of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast. This title would support student discussion of feelings including loneliness, anger and frustration. In addition, forms of nonverbal communication could be explored through the gorilla's use of sign language to communicate. In Silly Billy, a young boy frets about everything, especially when he is tryin...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children
A Broken Flute is a collection of reviews that critically evaluate children's books about Native Americans written between the early 1900s and 2003. Stories, essays and poems accompany each review. The authors reviewed over 600 books and arranged the reviews alphabetically by title. The selected titles cover preschool, K-12 levels and adult and teacher materials.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $82.50
Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R050666
A Journey Through the Circle of Life
Cheyenne's pépère teaches her to plant a tree every year to honour Mother Nature and to respect the circle of life. At first, Cheyenne is sad when Pépère passes away, but Cheyenne realizes that Pépère's teachings will live long after he no longer walks the earth. This book highlights the importance of looking ahead to and planning for what we leave our grandchildren and the generations to follow.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
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A Mother's Earth
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide the children to retain their traditional culture and values while living in the modern world. In this episode, six year old Raven must write a report on identity, describing who she thinks she is. Thro...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Amos McGee, an elderly zookeeper, adheres to a daily routine that involves eating porridge for breakfast, catching the 6 a.m. bus for work and always making time to visit his animal friends. When Amos fails to arrive at the zoo one morning, the animals are concerned and travel to his home. They discover Amos sick with the sniffles and return the same kindness to him that he has shown to them. This caring but humourous tale of friendship and dedication based on the 2011 Caldecott Medal winne...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
R070593
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander (Aleck) Graham Bell is a pioneer in communication technologies. Through his experiments with sound, Bell wanted to find a way to transmit sound through wires. In 1876, Bell sent his first telephone message to Tom Watson. Aleck changed the world with the invention of the telephone. Bell continued to think and create throughout his lifetime. The book contains additional facts about Aleck. The text is supported by colour illustrations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $5.95
Record posted/updated: May 24, 2017
R070570
Alligator Pie (Classic ed.)
Dennis Lee's book of poetry and rhymes for children has been reissued in a collector's edition. The poems reflect a Canadian child's world - children are invited to "skip to Casa Loma" or to imagine an Ookpik who can "dance on Niagara Falls." Children will identify with the universal themes in Lee's poetry. The delights, fears and interests of a young child are explored in the variety of verses found in this anthology. The illustrations by Frank Newfeld contribute to the humour in many of the...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: November 26, 2017
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Ancient Thunder
With minimal text and illustrations that appear to be painted on leather shirts, Yerxa celebrates the wild horse. Each shirt is accompanied by a song of praise for wild horses and the role they play in the lives of First Nations people.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD is "dedicated to quality teaching, learning, and leadership." The organization publishes resources on all aspects of education including English language arts. The Language, Literacy and Literature Network provides teachers with a forum to share information. The periodical Educational Leadership includes articles for English language arts teachers.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R070594
Beyond Reading and Writing: Inquiry, Curriculum, and Multiple Ways of Knowing
The authors examine the theory of inquiry and multiple ways of knowing, which put the learner at the centre of curriculum. Because of their experiences in the classroom, the authors are able to provide insight into how a curriculum works in day-to-day situations, offer suggestions on how educators can support and understand their students and suggest theory-into-practice techniques. The authors summarize their own understandings gained during the inquiry. The book demonstrates inquiry in acti...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95 US
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
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Big Bear Hug
A kind-hearted bear is so filled with love and joy that he always hugs everything in sight. One day, however, he is tempted to be violent when he crosses paths with a human who is about to cut down a beautiful old tree. After pausing to reflect, the bear is able to resolve the situation in a non-violent fashion. Simple, cartoon-style illustrations pair with easy-to-read text in this endearing story.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.99
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
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Bink & Gollie
Bink and Gollie are marvelous companions who often do not agree...on socks...or goldfish...or venturing to the Andes. This animated story relates how compromise helps these two very different individuals remain the best of friends. The program presents three stories that can be viewed in segments, or as a whole, and supports student understanding and discussion on the themes of friendship, respect, problem-solving and feelings.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R050235
Bradley McGogg: The Very Fine Frog
Bradley McGogg lives in the bog in a hollowed-out log. The bog is filled with good things to eat. One day Bradley goes to his pantry and finds that the cupboards are bare. He decides to meet his new neighbours in hopes of getting something to eat. As Bradley meets his neighbours, he decides that their food choices are disgusting. Returning to the bog, his home is filled with all kinds of delicious bugs.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R070609
Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids (3rd ed.)
This anthology contains poetry by Canadian authors, including representation from Saskatchewan. Linguists believe that reading poetry to young children stimulates the imagination and develops language skills. In this collection, the poems explore Canadian life and use humour to explore fears or to express sorrow. Black-and-white illustrations complement the poems. The text includes a table of contents and brief author biographies.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 20, 2018
R044077
Cinderella
This classic tale of triumph over adversity is entertainingly retold by Barbra Karlin. The James Marshall illustrations, accompanied by fine narration, animation and good musical background, create an easy to follow, humorous version of this old fairy tale. The program guide contains suggestions for other "Cinderella" tales.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R049779
Crafting Writers K-6
Hale explores ways to teach the craft of writing by moving beyond the rules of grammar and mechanics. Often teachers "teach" writing using the predictable rules of the English language. Hale examines the art of writing, the artistic side of writing and the process for identifying craft in writing. She describes the specific and general craft techniques, such as voice, sentence fluency and writing with detail. Teachers will learn how to assist students in determining their writing strengths a...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R045235
Diary of a Spider
This upside down story of friends, family, and school told with humour is about the upside-down web world of a young spider. This particular young spider goes to school, but he also spins sticky webs and takes wind-catching lessons. This video is adapted from the book by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss, who also created the book, of writing in his world.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
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Duck on a Bike
One day on the farm, Duck has a crazy idea - he will ride a bike! At first, Duck is wobbly on the bike and rides very slowly, but he soon masters riding a bike. Duck has fun and as he passes everyone in the barnyard, they all have something to say about Duck on a bike. Later, a group of children ride by on their bikes. They jump off their bikes and run into the farmhouse. Temptation strikes as the other animals look at the bikes and get their chance to ride a bike. This title won the 2002 ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
R051290
Duck on a Bike
One day on the farm, Duck has a crazy idea - he will ride a bike! At first, Duck is wobbly on the bike and rides very slowly, but soon masters bike riding. Duck has fun and as he passes everyone in the barnyard, they all have something to say about Duck on a bike. Later, a group of children ride by on their bikes and run into the farmhouse, leaving their bikes outside. Temptation strikes as the other animals try riding bikes, too. This video is based on the picture book by David Shannon.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: July 22, 2020
R051481
Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems
Everyone makes lists of numerous types (e.g., names of friends to invite to a birthday party, activities for a summer vacation). This collection of list poems celebrates school. Some of the poems are a simple list of words, while others are more descriptive and complex. Students should be inspired to jot down what they notice around them and create their own list poems.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $11.50
Record posted/updated: September 25, 2017
R052393
Gooney Bird is So Absurd
January is cold and it is time for Gooney Bird Greene to bring out her special brain-warming hat. Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching the class about poetry and Gooney Bird needs to stimulate her brain by keeping it warm. The students experiment with haikus, couplets and limericks. Along the way, the class discovers that writing poetry is hard work and requires creative thinking. When the students receive some terrible news concerning Mrs. Pidgeon, Gooney Bird organizes the class to write a poem that i...
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Price : $8.50
Record posted/updated: May 24, 2017
R050210
Granny's Giant Bannock
Miscommunication occurs between English-speaking Larf and his Cree-speaking grandmother. Larf's grandmother comes for a visit, but Larf cannot speak Cree. Grandmother wants to make bannock. As they both try to communicate with each other, the result is bannock that threatens to take over the community. The book was nominated for the 2009 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R052212
I Know Here
A young girl lives in a trailer near a forest. Her father builds dams for a career and his current project is nearing completion. Her brother, Doug, announces that they will be moving to Toronto in the summer. The young girl only knows wolves howling at night, the tobogganing hill behind the trailers and the man who delivers their groceries from Nipawin. She does not know Toronto. Her teacher, Miss Hendrickson, encourages the young girl to draw a picture to remember the Nipawin area. She dra...
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Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R049792
Independent Reading Inside the Box: How to Organize, Observe, and Assess Reading Strategies That Promote Deeper Thinking and Improve Comprehension in K-8 Classrooms (2nd ed.)
Donohue provides an overview of the reading response "boxes" with strategies for using them as prompts and options for providing feedback and assessment. She shows teachers how to add value, authenticity and accountability to their independent reading programs and to keep the focus on student reading. Graphic organizers and open-response opportunities help promote higher-order thinking skills and innovative ways to make thinking visible during independent reading. There are reproducible bla...
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Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R070920
International Literacy Association (ILA)
The International Literacy Association (ILA), formerly known as the International Reading Association or IRA, is an association of professionals who are committed to literacy. It publishes the journals The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and Reading Research Quarterly.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R070595
It's Moving Day!
On the edge of a field lies a small burrow. This burrow is home to many creatures. Students will learn about the various animals that occupy the burrow as the seasons change. When the woodchuck wakens from hibernation and leaves the burrow, the cottontail rabbit raises her family there. As the rabbits leave, a salamander makes the burrow its home. At the back of the book is a brief description of the various animals that occupy the burrow throughout the seasons.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R047934
Mattland
Matt's family has moved three times and this place is the worst one yet. The subdivision is new and there is nothing but mud, rocks and sticks. Using his imagination, Matt creates a community. Using a stick, a winding line becomes Snake River. A pile of rocks becomes Dog Tooth Mountains. Soon, a girl joins Matt and the community is expanded using popsicle sticks. With the threat of flooding, all the neighbourhood children join together and save the community. This title is also part of the ...
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Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070596
Max Found Two Sticks
On a day when Max does not feel like talking to anybody, he finds two sticks that make a perfect pair of drumsticks. He starts with a "pat...pat-tat" on his thighs. Next he begins a "tippy-tip...tat-tat" on a bucket. Then he starts "dum...dum-de-dumming" on some boxes. Finally he is "cling...clang da-banging" on the garbage pails. When a marching band "thump-didi-thumps" around the corner, Max learns that you do not need to talk to say how you feel - especially when you have music! Students w...
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Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: July 30, 2019
R048866
Max's Words
Max's two brothers are collectors. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins and they will not share with their little brother. Max decides he is going to collect words. Max starts with small words and his collection soon starts to spread. As Benjamin and Karl brag about how many stamps and coins they have, Max is able to create stories with his word collection. This video is based on the book written by Kate Banks and illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: July 22, 2020
R052868
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
In this animated video, there are three things you need to know about mole rats: they are part rat, part mole and all naked, except Wilbur. Wilbur likes to wear clothes and he feels different depending on what clothes he is wearing. All the other mole rats in the colony are horrified by Wilbur. They approach Grand-pah, the oldest, wisest and most naked mole rat. Grand-pah reflects about Wilbur and makes a pronouncement that shakes the colony. Wilbur is a mole rat that is not afraid to express...
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Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R070921
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
NCTE promotes teaching, research and student achievement in English language arts. It publishes the journals Language Arts and English Journal.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R046016
Niiwin: Four Ojibwa Critter Tales
A group of Elders are berry picking and Antoinette becomes separated from the group. As Antoinette picks berries, she sees four animals and tells a narrative about each animal. There is a brief introduction where Coleclough introduces the importance of Elders, storytelling and Nanabozho, who is a spirit in human form. Teachers may consider inviting an Elder or traditional knowledge keeper into the classroom to tell the narratives.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.50
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R048515
Niwechihaw/I Help
Told in Cree and English, the story explores the relationship between a young boy and his grandmother (Kôhkum). The two prepare to take a walk in the woods to pick rosehips. The young boy follows his grandmother as she walks, listens, picks, prays and eats. By mimicking her actions, the young boy is learning the cultural traditions and values of his Cree heritage. Included at the back of the book is a recipe to make rosehip tea. Teachers may consider bringing an Elder into the classroom to d...
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Price : $12.95
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
R070879
No Roses for Harry
Fashion-conscious Harry the dog faces a dilemma in this story. Grandma gave Harry a comfortable rose-covered sweater for a gift, but Harry does not like wearing flowers. After making several unsuccessful attempts to lose the sweater, his luck finally changes. A bird tugs on a loose thread, unravelling the sweater and turning it into a nest. Without Harry's new sweater, Grandma's next visit could be awkward, but everything turns out alright in the end. This video is an adaptation from the book...
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Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R033622
No Two Snowflakes
Araba, a Ghanian child, asks her pen pal, Lou, "What is snow?" Lou tries to describe snow using his senses. What is it like when you feel, touch or taste snow? Lou tells Araba that in order to know snow, you must feel it in your hands. Lou tells Araba how they make angels in the snow. He tells Araba that on Christmas day, he will go outside to make a snow angel and he suggests that she can make an angel in the sand.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R070579
Nonfiction Reading Power: Teaching Students How to Think While They Read All Kinds of Information
This book provides teachers with strategies to assist students while they read material in all subject areas. Gear uses children's books to encourage students to recognize that reading is about using the brain to zoom-in, to question/infer, to find the main idea, to make connections and to transform what is on the printed page. The author explores the features of informational text and lists key books that are organized around strategies and subject areas. She provides ideas to include more ...
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Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: August 14, 2019
R100258
Not My Girl
The authors adapted Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's story about her childhood in a residential school, A Stranger at Home, into a picture book for younger children.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: February 9, 2023
R070922
NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus Databases
NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus are located on the Biographies, Books and Literature page of the Online Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers. These databases are fiction guides for all ages and level of readers. They include titles in series, subject access to fiction, full-text book reviews, recommended lists, annotations and summaries.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
R018631
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens - until the day the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria, who has her own way of demonstrating safety tips. Based on the Caldecott Medal book by Peggy Rathmann, this program will delight audiences of all ages.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 (Included in a collection)
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R054569
Our Corner Grocery Store
Anna Maria spends her Saturdays at Nonno Domenico and Nonna Rosa's corner grocery store. Throughout the day, there are vegetable and fruit stalls to fill, bread sorted and put on shelves and sandwiches to feed hungry customers. Anna Maria discovers that the corner grocery store is a place to make friends, share recipes or try something new. This title is also part of the complete Nelson Literacy 2 comprehensive format kit.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R041879
Papa, Do You Love Me?
Set in Africa, a Maasai father patiently answers his young son's questions about love. Through Papa's reassuring answers, students learn about the Maasai culture. A glossary of Maasai cultural expressions that are referenced in the book is provided.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.99
Record posted/updated: May 24, 2017
R006927
Primary Physical Science Series
This series introduces the physical sciences to young children. Each book introduces the topic, provides background information and then follows up with a hands-on activity. At the end of each book are suggestions for teachers to explore the concepts further with their students. Each book includes a glossary and an index. These two titles are also part of the complete Nelson Literacy 2 comprehensive format kit.
•  Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You
•  Move It!: Motion, Forces and You
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $7.95 ea.
Record posted/updated: October 13, 2019
R053244
Raven Power
Raven identifies, through several scenarios, that the men and boys in the community take the women and girls for granted and show lack of respect for them. The women go on a week-long retreat, and only Jacob seems able to make coffee, cook meals and keep things running. Raven and Chief Big Sky negotiate to bring the women back, make everyone happier and strengthen the community. This is a humorous and inspiring video in which a young girl takes responsibility to do something about a problem i...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R037625
Reading is Seeing: Learning to Visualize Scenes, Characters, Ideas, and Text Worlds to Improve Comprehension and Reflective Reading
This resource provides teachers with an overview of the research on visualization strategies and how this research may be used to improve students' reading comprehension. In each chapter, the author combines theory, personal experience and practical teaching activities to scaffold the learner's experience. Strategies include ways to activate and build background knowledge, to elaborate on textual details, to make inferences, to develop mental models of nonfiction text and to make text-to-te...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $29.99
Record posted/updated: July 22, 2019
R036858
Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension (3rd ed.)
Featuring a variety of classroom settings, this resource presents engaging lessons that implement a discussion technique to improve reading comprehension. This technique, reciprocal teaching, is based on teacher modelling, student participation and four strategies that readers use to comprehend text: predicting, questioning, clarifying and summarizing. A detailed description of the four comprehension strategies (applicable to visual, oral and written text), ideas for leading students in reci...
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Price : $42.95 US
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2019
R049243
Shin-chi's Canoe
Arriving at school, Shi-shi-etko reminds Shin-chi that they can only use their English names and cannot speak to each other. Shin-chi's life becomes an endless cycle of church, mass, school, work and skimpy meals. His father sends him a gift - a cedar canoe. The river provides solace for Shin-chi as he dreams of the day when the sock-eye salmon return to the river and he can go back home. Campbell provides young children the opportunity to explore the issue of First Nations children sent to r...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R029301
SkySisters
Two young Ojibway sisters go out into the winter night to view the Northern Lights or "SkySpirits." As they walk through the snow to Coyote Hill, they suck on an icicle plucked from a branch, meet a rabbit and a deer and hear a coyote sing. At last, they arrive at Coyote Hill and the Northern Lights appear. The girls watch in silent awe and then they decide that the SkySpirits are really SkySisters. The artwork captures the feeling of the silence, the snow and the cold.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R052869
Splat the Cat
In this animated video, Splat is worried about his first day at cat school. He invents excuses as to why he should not go to school and that school can wait for another day. To help him overcome his anxiety, Splat puts his pet mouse, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat meets his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, and the rest of his classmates. He learns amazing things about cats. When Seymour escapes from his lunch box, Splat discovers that cats are supposed to chase and catch mice. By the end of the s...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R052464
Sticks and Stones
Children in families who follow nontraditional gender roles are often the target of put-downs by their peers. In this documentary, young Canadian children, ages 5 to 12, discuss the problems they face and make it very clear that educators, parents, and other children need to act positively to make schools safe and welcoming places. As the Canadian Human Rights Commission indicates, "The effect of homophobia can be devastating." While this video shows the effects of homophobia, it also illustr...
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Media and Formats : Video
Topic : Bullying
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R103271
Strong Readers Guided Reading Series
This set of texts presents fiction and nonfiction titles that highlight environmental learning and stewardship while reflecting First Nations ways of knowing. The texts correspond to the Fountas and Pinnell guided reading levels A-M. An educator resource guide is available that provides ideas for lesson plans to enrich students' learning.
•  Strong Readers Educator Resource Guide
•  Strong Readers Level 1. Fish for Supper
•  Strong Readers Level 1. Frogs
•  Strong Readers Level 1. Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!
•  Strong Readers Level 1. In Went Mouse
•  Strong Readers Level 10. Animal Puzzles
•  Strong Readers Level 10. Let's Go for a Paddle
•  Strong Readers Level 10. Raven Makes a Plan
•  Strong Readers Level 10. Seasons
•  Strong Readers Level 11. Counting Insects
•  Strong Readers Level 11. Making a Paper Pond
•  Strong Readers Level 11. The Life Cycle of a Frog
•  Strong Readers Level 11. The Many Things I Can Do
•  Strong Readers Level 12. Bears
•  Strong Readers Level 12. My Five Senses
•  Strong Readers Level 12. Summertime
•  Strong Readers Level 12. Who is the Forest For?
•  Strong Readers Level 13. Bald Eagles
•  Strong Readers Level 13. Fall is Here!
•  Strong Readers Level 13. Go Out and Play
•  Strong Readers Level 13. Squirrel Learns to Count
•  Strong Readers Level 14. Leaf Rubbings
•  Strong Readers Level 14. Ravens
•  Strong Readers Level 14. The Forest Adventures
•  Strong Readers Level 14. Wintertime
•  Strong Readers Level 15. Food Chains
•  Strong Readers Level 15. Pine Forest Pond Music
•  Strong Readers Level 15. Spring Has Come!
•  Strong Readers Level 15. The Old Cedar Tree
•  Strong Readers Level 16. Making a Folded Paper Bear
•  Strong Readers Level 16. Play Days
•  Strong Readers Level 16. The Sandwich Mystery
•  Strong Readers Level 16. We Go for a Hike
•  Strong Readers Level 17. Busy Chipmunks
•  Strong Readers Level 17. Hummingbirds
•  Strong Readers Level 17. I Wonder
•  Strong Readers Level 17. Planning the Feast
•  Strong Readers Level 18. An Egg Count
•  Strong Readers Level 18. That Reminds Me
•  Strong Readers Level 18. The Pine Forest Cookbook
•  Strong Readers Level 18. Tide Pools
•  Strong Readers Level 19. Letters to Owl
•  Strong Readers Level 19. Loons Are Amazing!
•  Strong Readers Level 19. The Western Red Cedar
•  Strong Readers Level 19. We Greet the Four Animals
•  Strong Readers Level 2. Growing Up
•  Strong Readers Level 2. Hello Spring!
•  Strong Readers Level 2. In the Pond
•  Strong Readers Level 2. What Can Bears Do?
•  Strong Readers Level 20. Cedar - The Tree of Life
•  Strong Readers Level 20. Pine Forest News
•  Strong Readers Level 20. The Pine Forest Community
•  Strong Readers Level 20. We Greet the Four Seasons
•  Strong Readers Level 3. Baby Bear
•  Strong Readers Level 3. Come and Play
•  Strong Readers Level 3. Salmon to Share
•  Strong Readers Level 3. What Can Bald Eagles Do?
•  Strong Readers Level 4. Are You Hungry, Little Bear?
•  Strong Readers Level 4. Black Raven
•  Strong Readers Level 4. Hands and Feet
•  Strong Readers Level 4. What Can Ravens Do?
•  Strong Readers Level 5. How Do Plants Grow?
•  Strong Readers Level 5. Just Like Grandma
•  Strong Readers Level 5. Shapes
•  Strong Readers Level 5. Who is Missing?
•  Strong Readers Level 6. Crossing the River
•  Strong Readers Level 6. Frog Can Do Many Things
•  Strong Readers Level 6. Frog Facts
•  Strong Readers Level 6. On Our Hike
•  Strong Readers Level 7. A Circle of Friends
•  Strong Readers Level 7. Bear Facts
•  Strong Readers Level 7. The Little Cedar Tree
•  Strong Readers Level 7. We Sleep, We Eat
•  Strong Readers Level 8. Bald Eagle Facts
•  Strong Readers Level 8. Clever Raven
•  Strong Readers Level 8. The Eagle Family
•  Strong Readers Level 8. Where is Frog's Home?
•  Strong Readers Level 9. Bannock Surprise
•  Strong Readers Level 9. Fun with Father
•  Strong Readers Level 9. Raven Facts
•  Strong Readers Level 9. Reading Together
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 10. Giving Thanks
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 12. A Métis New Year
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 14. Two Métis Vests
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 16. A Red River Cart
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 18. Ways to Carry a Métis Baby
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 3. My Métis Sash
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 6. Métis People Travel!
•  Strong Readers Métis Level 8. I Can Bead
•  Strong Readers Métis Series. Guided Reading Bundle
•  Strong Readers Métis Series. Single Set
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 11. I Build an Igloo
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 15. Birds Come and Go
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 16. Polar Bear Facts
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 2. Look Up at the Sky!
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 3. A Dog Team
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 6. North and South
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 7. Snow
•  Strong Readers Northern Level 8. Baby Arctic Animals
•  Strong Readers Northern Series. Guided Reading Bundle
•  Strong Readers Northern Series. Single Set
•  Strong Readers Set A. Guided Reading Bundle
•  Strong Readers Set B. Guided Reading Bundle
•  Strong Readers Set B. Single Set
•  Strong Readers Sets A and B. Guided Reading Bundle
•  Strong Readers Sets A and B. Single Set
Media and Formats : Book Kit
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: May 22, 2019
R019879
The Art of Inquiry: Questioning Strategies for K-6 Classrooms (2nd ed.)
This resource shows teachers how to question effectively and how to develop their students' questioning abilities. It formulates relevant questions that focus on information needs and encourages the establishment of a safe atmosphere for students to express themselves without fear of rejection. Part 1 identifies types of questions and the thinking skills that they promote. Part 2 provides practical questioning strategies and activities. Included are a table of contents, a list of suggested r...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $26.00
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
R051914
The Best Story
What makes the best story? In this DVD program, the library is having a contest for the best story, and at stake is a roller coaster ride with an author. One young girl really covets the prize. She asks her brother, her father, and her Aunt Jane for their ideas on what makes the best story, and the young girl soon discovers that the best story is one that comes from the heart.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: April 22, 2018
R049302
The Black Book of Colors
This unique book allows students to "feel" colours using their senses. Sighted students will understand what it is like to experience things through their sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. The text provides an explanation of the colour while the corresponding page has the drawing. The raised blackline drawings on black paper allow students to touch a colour. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can imagine what it is like to use Braille to read.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R046789
The Librarian From the Black Lagoon
Rumours thrive about the school library. It is said that the librarian, Mrs. Beamster, laminates people who talk or whisper. She puts glue on chairs to prevent wriggling and recites the Dewey Decimal System during story time. Some say that the shelves in the library are electrified and kids need to go through a Decontamination Room before entering. When the class plans to visit the library for the first time, the students prepare themselves for the worst. Imagine their surprise when they are ...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R054794
The Other Side
Clover always wondered why there was a fence separating the African-American and Caucasian sides of the town. When a young girl from the other side of the fence starts to sit on the fence, Clover's curiosity and a friendship develop. Set in a small American town prior to the civil rights movement, the theme of segregation in this video offers opportunities for discussion of issues or discrimination and racism.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R070597
The Peace Book
Each page contains a drawing and a short sentence explaining that peace is many things: helping a neighbour, sharing a meal, planting a tree, learning another language and being who you are. The traditional concept of peace gives way to a much broader message that is positive.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.50
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054583
The Penguin and the Pea
Penguin Prince is sad, lonely and longs to find the perfect penguin princess to be his wife. One night, a drenched penguin arrives at the castle claiming to be a princess. The prince falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious stranger. He wonders if she really is a princess and there is only one way to find out! Students should enjoy this retelling of the tale The Princess and the Pea. This title is also part of the complete Nelson Literacy 2 comprehensive format kit.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $7.95
Record posted/updated: May 24, 2017
R050697
The Poetry Experience: Choosing and Using Poetry in the Classroom
This 32-page flipbook explores various aspects of poetry. There are tips on responding, reading, speaking and sharing poetry in the classroom. Suggestions are provided for poetry selection, poetic forms, responding to poetry and writing poetry. Included in the text are a table of contents, blackline masters, an index and suggestions for professional reading.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $12.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R054798
The Red Hen
This modern version of a classic tale accompanied with bluegrass music and colourful illustrations and animations will support student understanding of the value of hard work.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R044999
The Subway Mouse
In this DVD program, Nib lives beneath the subway tracks with his extended family. Nib collects treasures left by subway riders and listens to stories about a place called Tunnel's End. After his cousins destroy his nest, Nib leaves home to travel to Tunnel's End. Nib meets Lola who joins him in the journey. The two mice reach Tunnel's End where they discover the dangerous and beautiful world that is beyond.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: May 5, 2018
R019941
Thunder Boy Jr.
This illustrated book explores the concept of identity as Thunder Boy Jr. wishes for a unique name of his own, different from his father’s and based on his experiences, skills, traits, passions, and dreams. Just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost of receiving a suitable name, his dad chooses the perfect name. Although the book connects to the importance of naming ceremonies or rituals, that aspect is not explained.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R046348
Water Dance
Locker's poem takes the reader on water's daily journey. Water can be rain, a river, mist or a storm front. Water naturally occurs in three different forms: ice, liquid or vapour. At the back of the book is a detailed description of the water cycle.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $11.50
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R051330
Who's That Man?
World War II separated men from their families. Sometimes young children would meet their fathers for the first time when the fathers returned home from war. Duncan-Cary explores how a young boy feels when his father returns home from war and the two meet for the first time. He wonders if his father will love him. His father also has the same concerns as he meets his young son for the first time. Based on her father's experience, Duncan-Cary complements the text with personal photographs. A ...
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Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R042860
Wild About Books
Librarian Molly McGrew takes her book mobile to the zoo where she introduces the animals to reading. Molly finds joke books for the hyenas, books in Chinese for the pandas, and waterproof books for the otters. Before long, the animals become voracious readers and they soon begin writing as well. Insects write haikus, the cheetah writes a novel and the hippo a memoir. This video is an adaptation of the book written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
R003028
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R102404
Assessing, Evaluating, and Reporting Student Progress: Supporting English Language Arts
The purpose of this supporting document is to provide samples of assessment and evaluation tools teachers may use/adapt for their students as teachers implement an effective English Language Arts program.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R104355
CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R103880
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R104354
Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R103623
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R046459
English Language Arts 2. Context and Unit Grid
The titles in this table are examples of suitable learning resources to support particular English language arts units for Grade 2.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 30, 2019
R103070
Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
R070158
Inquiry: Dr. J. Wilhelm Archived Webinar Part 1 "Preparing for Inquiry"
Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm from Boise State University discusses inquiry learning as represented in Saskatchewan's K-12 curricula. This archived webinar supports teachers as they prepare to plan for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Visit the Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA) Inquiry website to find a wide variety of support materials and resources.
Media and Formats : Book Video Website
Topic : Inquiry
Price : Free
free
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R070157
Inquiry: Dr. J. Wilhelm Archived Webinar Part 2 "Planning for Inquiry"
Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm from Boise State University discusses inquiry learning as represented in Saskatchewan's K-12 curricula. This archived webinar supports teachers in planning for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Visit the Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA) Inquiry website to find a wide variety of support materials and resources.
Media and Formats : Book Video Website
Topic : Inquiry
Price : Free
free
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R103762
Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R103748
Opportunities to Address Substance Misuse in Curriculum
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R052843
Saskatchewan Reads: A companion document to the Saskatchewan English Language Arts Curriculum-Grades 1, 2, 3
Saskatchewan Reads is a companion document to the English Language Arts Grades 1, 2, and 3 curricula. It was created based on sound research, specifically in reading, focusing on instructional approaches, assessment and intervention. Some of the key authors referenced include: Allington, Miller, Fountas and Pinnell, Davies, Cooper, and Fisher & Frey, to name a few. Furthermore, it showcases the diversity of promising practices that have proven successful in school divisions and First Nations ...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: June 29, 2022
R104870
Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators: Leadership for a Sakacthewan Reads School
Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators: Leadership for a Sakacthewan Reads School is a document for system leaders in deploying Saskatchewan Reads. The document addresses key areas for being a successful leader within the context of a Saskatchewan Reads school. Areas of focus include: the importance of leadership, developing common beliefs, being a lead learner, creating a reading culture and environment, how to lead with a reading focus and how to manage the various components involved.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: July 12, 2022
R012576
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation's Indigenous Resources Review Committee Suggested Resources
These titles have been suggested by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation's Indigenous Resources Review Committee. Before using these resources in the classroom, educators should consider the sensitive, emotional issues related to tragic events in Indigenous history and consult their local resources evaluation policy.
•  Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)
•  Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)
•  Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research
•  How the Mouse Got Brown Teeth: A Cree Story
•  Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
•  Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S)
•  Owls See Clearly at Night = Lii yiiboo nayaapiwak lii swer: A Michif Alphabet = L'alfabet di Michif
•  The Sharing Circle: Stories About First Nations Culture
•  The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
•  Unreserved
•  You Hold Me Up
Media and Formats : Book Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: September 30, 2021
R102870
Summarized Outcomes Across Areas of Study for Kindergarten to Grade 5
This document is intended to assist teachers to integrate subjects across the curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 18, 2020
R007923
Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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rovervideo
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
R102380
Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties and Disabilities: A Guide for Educators
The purpose of this resource is to assist educators in teaching students who are experiencing significant difficulties, or who have a disability in reading and written expression. The document provides a general description of learning disabilities with a focus on the most common type of disability - reading disability.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: October 26, 2019
R012571
The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backg...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 15, 2020
R007925
Treaty Education Learning Resource
The Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is designed for teachers to assist them in integrating the Treaty content and perspective with Saskatchewan's curricula and is based on the inquiry method of teaching. It provides information about Treaties, First Nations people and the history of what is now known as Saskatchewan, as well as sample learning experiences, assessment ideas and suggested resource materials to support teachers in the development of their lessons.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R102702
Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R071478
Truth and Reconciliation Resources - English Language Arts
The titles listed below may support instruction in the classroom related to the history, work and ideals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). These resources have not undergone the full evaluation process that is carried out for core and additional resources. Before using these resources in the classroom, educators should consider the sensitive emotional issues related to the work of the TRC and consult their local resources evaluation policy. Resources that appear on the core an...
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•  Arctic Stories
•  Not My Girl
•  When I Was Eight
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: April 21, 2022
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