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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
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
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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
R054517
Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles for Curiosity, Engagement, and Understanding (Revised ed.)
Inquiry circles provide a structure that supports students in building knowledge that matters in their lives. The authors suggest fundamental classroom conditions that are needed for active, small-group learning. Lessons in comprehension, collaboration and research are provided. The authors provide how-to instructions for four models of small-group inquiries: mini-inquiries, curricular inquiries, literature circle inquiries and open inquiries. Assessment and evaluation strategies are also pro...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Inquiry
Price : $49.50
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2018
R050648
Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12
This resource is for teachers who want to move students beyond surface-level comprehension of challenging texts. Some of the strategies that Gallagher employs are: accepting the challenge of reading difficult texts, monitoring student comprehension as they read, using meaningful collaboration to achieve deeper comprehension and using critical thinking skills to analyze real-world issues. Gallagher has structured the resource to examine key reading issues and to present effective strategies t...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $30.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
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
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English Language Arts 5. 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 5.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R070932
English Language Arts 5. 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 5.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
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
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Gage Cornerstones 5: Canadian Language Arts
Cornerstones 5 provides a framework to build a flexible language arts program.
•  Gage Cornerstones 5. Anthology 5A
•  Gage Cornerstones 5. Anthology 5B
•  Gage Cornerstones 5. Assessment Guide 5 (West)
•  Gage Cornerstones 5. Blackline Masters 5
•  Gage Cornerstones 5. Teacher's Guide 5 (West)
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 26, 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
R045028
Help for Struggling Readers: Strategies for Grades 3-8
McKenna presents research-based instructional strategies to use with struggling readers. There are ideas to engage students and to develop the key components of reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition and fluency. Each chapter includes techniques to work on specific skills, suggested materials, instructional tips and suggestions for further reading. The book includes a table of contents, graphic organizer templates, suggested professional resources and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $45.95
Record posted/updated: January 18, 2019
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
R015244
Nelson Spelling 5
Nelson Spelling 5 is a comprehensive spelling instruction resource that promotes the development of spelling skills and strategies within language and communication contexts. Language elements are addressed within literature.
•  Nelson Spelling 5. Student Text
•  Nelson Spelling 5. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 26, 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
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
R054558
Spelling Strategies and Patterns: What Kids Need to Know. Grades 3-5
Wilde applies the inquiry approach to spelling instruction. Students explore spelling patterns that they already know and develop strategies to help them fine-tune their spelling as they write. The book consists of two components: 32 strategy lessons to help students improve spelling as they write and 32 pattern lessons to help children know what to do when it is not obvious what letters are in a word. An accompanying CD-ROM has classroom footage as Wilde teaches strategy and pattern lessons...
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Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $72.95
Record posted/updated: November 26, 2017
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
R055610
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
R101372
Teaching Grammar and Punctuation in the Twenty-First Century
This teacher resource uses students' own writing as the context for developing students' grammar and punctuation skills. The Canadian resource provides useful tools and strategies to help students progress from writing complete sentences to understanding concepts such as tense, number and structure. Highlights include: a skill development approach that encourages students in each phase of learning; examples of student reading and writing provide practical ideas and exercises; and additional o...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $49.95
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2018
R045109
Teaching Literacy in Fifth Grade
Grade 5 students have increased independence and responsibility, but vary in their reading and writing abilities. At this grade level, students still require considerable teacher support. The authors show how to assess student needs and implement instruction that focuses on comprehension, vocabulary, writing and text types. The book includes a table of contents, references and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: November 17, 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
R048676
Text Structures: Teaching Patterns in Reading and Writing
Dillabough provides an instructional approach to teaching the structures of expository text. There are a number of graphic organizers that depict the seven structures: sequence, enumerative, compare/contrast, cause/effect and problem/solution. She provides suggestions for introducing expository text to students and for assisting them in their reading and writing. The book includes text samples, how to approach a lesson and evaluation tools. The book contains a table of contents, a bibliograph...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $45.95
Record posted/updated: December 21, 2017
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
R100460
Turtle Island Voices Grade Five
The library pack for Grade 5 contains 10 titles - 3 traditional stories, 4 modern stories and 3 informational texts - that provide First Nations perspectives and support guided reading levels K-W. 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 each title that can ...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R047972
Under One Sun Grade 5. Complete Classroom Set
This set includes six copies each of six pamphlets and one print teacher's resource. The reading levels range from Q-V. The topics include land claims, the Indian Act, treaty symbols, shattering stereotypes and our connection to the Earth.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 10, 2022
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.
R054828
Gum in My Hair: How to Cope with Bullying (Version 2.0)
Gum in My Hair: How to Cope with Bullying (Version 2.0) updates the 2003 version of the program with new research emphasizing the roles of empathy and bystanders. This entertaining and upbeat video provides students with strategies for avoiding or diffusing bullying situations. An appropriate mix of interviews with middle school students who have been bullied, as well as interviews with adult experts, are woven throughout. The importance of confiding in a trusted adult is stressed.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Bullying
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070582
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
R070604
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
The author takes students on a journey of poetic forms. The book includes 29 examples of poetic forms, but not all the examples strictly follow the rules. Janeczko provides an explanation of each poetic form and the rhyme schemes. Included in the book are a table of contents and background notes on the poetic forms.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $12.99
Record posted/updated: September 25, 2017
R053242
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
R049766
Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6
Thompson shares theory, research and support for using graphica in the classroom. He discusses the potential that graphica has for reaching struggling readers and English as an additional language learners. He also informs readers that graphica often addresses current and relevant social issues, such as prejudice. Using his own experiences, Thompson provides strategies and tips to use graphica in the classroom. The book includes a table of contents, appendices and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $27.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R039260
African Rhythms: Animated Stories for Children
African Rhythms is a collection of animated stories that explore various African cultural traditions.
•  Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!
•  The Cora Player
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 4, 2019
R070843
All Access
In this episode from the Wapos Bay Series, cousin Betty arrives in a wheelchair and the community does its best to adapt to her personal needs. T-Bear avoids Betty when he finds out she is sick. Betty is hurt because she thinks T-Bear no longer likes her. The community of Wapos Bay decides to make it easier for Elders and people with disabilities to get around.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070844
All Access (Cree Version)
In this episode from the Wapos Bay Series, cousin Betty arrives in a wheelchair and the community does its best to adapt to her personal needs. T-Bear avoids Betty when he finds out she is sick. Betty is hurt because she thinks T-Bear no longer likes her. The community of Wapos Bay decides to make it easier for Elders and people with disabilities to get around.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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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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
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
R050781
Charlie. A Home Child's Life in Canada
Charlie is 13-years-old when his father suddenly dies. Unable to support her family, Charlie's mother must send her children to orphanages in England. The orphanage office calls to let Charlie know that he will be sent to Canada. Charlie works as a farm labourer on an Ontario farm. Charlie experiences loneliness, hardship and eventually works his way out of poverty to become a high-ranking member of the RCMP. Charlie is one of the 100,000 British children who came to Canada as child immigrant...
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Price : $12.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R047992
Chocolate River Rescue
Tony, Craig, and Shawn are trapped on an ice floe on the Petitcodiac River. The current is pulling the trio towards the ocean. Petra arrives and the boys think they are saved. Their dangerous journey is just beginning. The boys start to suffer hypothermia. Petra uses equipment from her first aid kit to build a shelter for protection. As the ice floe shrinks, the boys wonder if they will survive. The story is inspired by true events. The book includes a table of contents.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 20, 2018
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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Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: September 22, 2018
R054584
Crow Call
Before leaving for World War II, Daddy buys Liz a flannel shirt, something to remember him by when he is gone from home. Liz treasures that big and colourful shirt. It has been such a long time since Daddy was home; he does not even know that Liz's favourite thing to eat is cherry pie! On a cold November day, Liz goes hunting with Daddy. She has never hunted before; Daddy puts Liz in charge of the crow call. As they enter the woods, one can feel the solitude of the hills and appreciate the ti...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
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Crow Call
Before leaving for World War II, Daddy buys Liz a flannel shirt, something to remember him by when he is gone from home. Liz treasures that big and colourful shirt. It has been such a long time since Daddy was home; he does not even know that Liz's favourite thing to eat is cherry pie! On a cold November day, Liz goes hunting with Daddy. She has never hunted before; Daddy puts Liz in charge of the crow call. As they enter the woods, one can feel the solitude of the hills and appreciate the t...
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Price : $21.99
Record posted/updated: November 26, 2017
R070857
Dude, Listen to This!: Engaging Boy Writers
Ralph Fletcher examines boys and writing. He studies what inspires boys, what shuts them down and how teachers can nurture boys writing. In this video, a group of boys voluntarily give up their recess time to meet and discuss their writing. The video is divided into three sections. In the first section, Fletcher joins Jennifer Allen during one of her weekly boy writers' clubs. The boys share their stories and feedback from the other participants is encouraged. The boys are supportive of each ...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : $150.00/year
Record posted/updated: November 2, 2021
R053346
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids
Eleanor Roosevelt chaired a committee that determined rights for every citizen in every country. Since 1948, these rights declare that every human is entitled to freedom, fair government, freedom to come and go and to associate with others and the right to free expression. In the foreword, Mary Robinson writes about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what it means and how we struggle to achieve true freedom for all people. She reminds us that change does not occur by reading a book; ...
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Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 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
R052319
Fatty Legs: A True Story
Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak is determined to learn to read, even though it means leaving her home in the Arctic. Her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school. He tries to warn Margaret about residential schools. Margaret soon encounters a nun who she calls "Raven." Raven immediately dislikes Margaret and humiliates her every chance she gets. Raven gives gray stockings to all the girls, except Margaret, who gets red stockings. Instantly, Margaret is the l...
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Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $12.95
Record posted/updated: July 31, 2019
R036684
Gabriel Dumont
Gabriel Dumont was born in 1837 to mixed parentage. Dumont lived the way of the Métis, moving throughout the west and hunting buffalo. When he became head of the buffalo hunt, the buffalo herds were dwindling. Dumont called upon Louis Riel to speak on behalf of the Métis. After being ignored by the federal government, the Métis took up arms and were eventually defeated. Dumont fled to the United States where he became part of the Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. In 1893, Gabriel returned to Bat...
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Price : $5.95
Record posted/updated: January 17, 2019
R052392
Good-Bye Marianne. The Graphic Novel
In 1938, Marianne Kohn is a young Jewish girl growing up in Berlin, Germany. One week after the Night of Broken Glass, Marianne's family is being torn apart. Her father leaves the family and goes into hiding. Marianne is expelled from school and can no longer sit in local cafés. Her mother is unable to keep Marianne safe and together they must find a way to leave Germany. The story is based on true events. The stark pencil illustrations capture the hatred and racism that occurred during the ...
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Price : $14.99
Record posted/updated: September 2, 2018
R049789
Goose Girl
Marie lives in Northern Canada and speaks French and Cree. Every evening in the fall, she walks to the lake to watch the geese land. She thinks geese are the most beautiful creatures in the world. One evening a goose follows her home and continues to follow her home every night. Her Mishoom, tells the family to call Marie "Niskaw," which means goose in Cree. Mishoom tells Marie that Niskaw is more than a name - she will be able to bring the teachings and healing of the geese to her people.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95
Record posted/updated: November 26, 2017
R049355
Hannah's Story
Hannah Taylor sees her first homeless person in Winnipeg at the age of five. Hannah constantly thinks and worries about the man - where is he staying and what he is eating. When Hannah turns eight, she establishes the Ladybug Foundation, Inc. Hannah speaks to politicians, business leaders, students and the media to raise awareness and funds to help feed and shelter the homeless. Hannah's message inspires young people and adults to work together to help others. Her foundation supports projects...
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Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054136
Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth
Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. This short film is a condensed version of the feature documentary Mighty Jerome and supports student exploration into the themes of identity and self-concept, and understanding of care, prevention and decisions regarding sports-related injuries.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070621
Hurry, Freedom
Emily Bing and Matt Martinez take a journey on the Canadian Flyer, an antique magical sled. During this trip, Emily and Matt time travel to the Underground Railroad. They land in a basement and meet a group of African Americans who used the Underground Railroad to escape from the plantation where they were slaves. Emily and Matt assist the group to freedom. The book includes a table of contents and a list of the top 10 facts by Emily and Matt.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 6, 2019
R048742
I am Raven
Bouchard describes his journey to discover his totem. There are as many totems as there are birds, animals or fish. Each individual's totem tells him or her something about himself or herself. The totem chooses the individual. Understanding the totem helps us to choose what path to take on our journey in life. Included in the text are descriptions of some of the totems that can be honoured. The title is also available in French.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 14, 2019
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
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Record posted/updated: July 18, 2019
R048701
Lucky's Mountain
Maggie Sullivan has grown up in a British Columbia mining community. Her father is killed in a mine explosion and she is forced to leave her only home. Maggie must also leave behind her best friend, a dog named Lucky. Lucky was a gift from her father and has only three legs. No one in the community wants to take in Lucky. Maggie must find the right solution for Lucky and herself.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $7.95
Record posted/updated: August 14, 2019
R055555
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems
Fairy tales are given new life in this innovative genre of poetry. A reverso poem is the same poem read down and up. In this collection of poems, fairy tales form the basis of the poetry. The author slightly changes the punctuation and capitalization to create a poetic form that tells two sides of the story. Children will enjoy the poetic form and creating their own reversos.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $23.99
Record posted/updated: August 14, 2019
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
R046069
Nokum is My Teacher
A young First Nations boy questions his Nokum about the world beyond their home and community. Nokum provides a vision of the world that the young boy can enter through reading, using his imagination and retaining respect for the ways of his people. The book is written in English and Cree and it includes a CD with Bouchard narrating the story. Northern Cree provide the singing and drumming on the CD. The title is also available in French.
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 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
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
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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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070617
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore...: Shattering the Myths of Literacy
Booth addresses the issue of literacy by outlining 12 steps to encourage reading in all genres and formats. The chapters in the book cover topics such as redefining reading, helping students build reading muscles, understanding that technology is part of the new literacy and welcoming students into the culture of literacy. Booth supplements his suggestions with anecdotes and personal reflections. The book includes a table of contents and information regarding 101 literacy events.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: September 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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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
R054585
Rock 'N Learn Writing Strategies
In this video program, Marko helps a friend develop a real writing passage demonstrating each of his tools in action. Using his toolkit, Marko explains to students how to brainstorm ideas, consider the audience and purpose, find a hook to interest readers, organize sentences and ideas, use transitional phrases, use effective dialogue and enhance the written piece with similes, onomatopoeia and alliteration.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $19.99 US
Record posted/updated: September 25, 2017
R045141
Secret of the Dance
In 1935, Watl'kina's family holds a forbidden Potlatch in Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slips from his bed to watch. In the Big House, he sees masked figures dancing by firelight to the beat of the drum. As he watches, Watl'kina notices a figure he knows. It is the only time Watl'kina sees his father dance. The story is based on an incident in the life of retired judge Alfred Scow, Elder of the Kwick'wa'sut'eneiuk, one of the Kwakwa'ka'wakw Nations. The historical note at the back of the book pro...
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Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070622
Terry Fox. A Story of Hope
Terry Fox is a hero to Canadians. While he was a young teenager, Terry was stricken with cancer. Terry read about an amputee that ran the New York City marathon. This gave Terry a goal - he would run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Trottier discusses Terry's strength in overcoming daily pain during his run. While in Thunder Bay, Terry's cancer returned and he died in 1981. The updated edition of the book contains new information about Terry and his legacy.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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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Price : $26.00
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2017
R070606
The Nexus Ring
Josh and Maddy return to Calgary after a visit to their grandmother's house in Saanich. As they travel on the ferry from Vancouver Island, Maddy purchases a ring. She soon discovers that the ring is no ordinary ring - it is magical! Unfortunately, a character named Gronvald wants the ring. Josh and Maddy meet Aleena, who offers to help keep the ring from Gronvald. She takes the two children through a veil of magic to a world of otter-people that co-exists with the human world. Josh and Maddy...
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Price : $7.95
Record posted/updated: January 17, 2019
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
R070616
The Secret of Your Name = Kiimooch ka shinikashooyen
Canada's Métis people are recognized as a nation by all levels of government. The Métis have their own flag, language, songs and stories. Today's Métis have grown up in the aftermath of the 1885 resistance. Bouchard celebrates what it is to be Métis. The book is written in English and Michif. The book includes a CD with Bouchard narrating the story. Fiddle music on the CD is provided by John Arcand.
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R015397
Tiktala
Tiktala dreads the sea, but she is more afraid of being alone. As she closes her eyes and plunges into the sea, she sees that instead of mittens, she has silver-grey fur and black claws-flippers. Tiktala is transformed into a harp seal. In this narrative, Tiktala experiences life as a harp seal and develops an appreciation for the natural world. As she returns to human form, Tiktala has gained the necessary insight needed to carve soapstone.
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Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R033569
Tunnels of Terror: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure # 2 (Updated Edition (2021))
Andrea has absolutely no desire to go back to Moose Jaw. In fact, she's having nightmares about the last time she was in the terrifying tunnels beneath its streets! But after agreeing to accompany her little brother, Tony, to visit their grandparents in Moose Jaw, she gets drawn back into those dark tunnels with him. Soon, they have both fallen back in time to the 1920s and are caught in a scary situation with a gang of criminals. This updated second book in the popular children’s adventure...
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Price : $15.95
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Record posted/updated: May 27, 2024
R028577
Tunnels of Time: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure # 1 (Updated Edition (2020))
Instead of having fun on a school field trip, thirteen-year-old Andrea has to spend the weekend with her family at a boring wedding in boring Moose Jaw. She is annoyed by this situation and barely listens when a local restaurant owner talks about the old days of gangsters and gamblers hiding in the tunnels below the city. But then Andrea accidentally falls into one of those tunnels and finds herself back in 1920s Moose Jaw. This updated first book in the popular children’s adventure series ...
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•  Tunnels of Terror: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure # 2
•  Tunnels of Tyranny: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure # 4
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Price : $15.95
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Record posted/updated: May 27, 2024
R105057
Tunnels of Tyranny: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure # 4 (Updated Edition with Illustrations and New Resources)
Andrea Talbot and her brother Tony go back to the 1920s to search for a notebook that is important to their dying Grandpa. During their time in the past, they again encounter the Ku Klux Klan. This time the Klan is persecuting the Chinese immigrants who live in Moose Jaw. In the end, Andrea and Tony recover the lost notebook and also discover the fate of Grandpa's friend Jack who vanished so long ago. The first edition of Tunnels of Tyranny was a nominee for the 2005 Saskatchewan Book Award f...
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Price : $19.95 (Cdn)
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Record posted/updated: May 27, 2024
R046071
When the Spirits Dance
During World War II, Lawrence's father goes overseas with the Canadian army. His mother raises the children alone. As a young Cree boy, Lawrence struggles with the meaning of war and missing his father and his teachings about the natural way of life. When the family is threatened by army runaways, Lawrence must call upon his knowledge of traditional skills and find the courage to keep his family safe. Lawrence faces his challenges, becomes wiser and stronger and earns the respect of his Elde...
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Price : $16.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R052564
Word After Word After Word
Lucy, Henry, Evie, Russell and May are in the fourth grade. Every school day feels the same until one day a writer comes to class. Ms. Mirabel describes to the students that writing allows her to participate - to find out what is going to happen. She tells the students that they each have a story to tell, whether it is a poem, a character, a place or a moment in time. As they reflect daily on what Ms. Mirabel teaches about the writing process, Lucy, Henry, Evie, Russell and May each learn t...
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Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: September 25, 2017
R045430
Yetsa's Sweater
Yetsa has outgrown her sweater, which is full of memories and made with love. New fleeces have arrived at Grandma's. Yetsa and her mother will help Grandma turn the fleeces into wool to make Cowichan sweaters. Yetsa learns how to clean, wash and dry the fleece. Grandma teaches Yetsa the traditions behind the Cowichan sweater. At the end of the book is a brief history of the Cowichan sweater.
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Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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
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Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R015670
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Grade 5: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students will continue their exploration of rules and societal order to the workings of the various governing systems in Canada, including First Nations and Métis governance and those patterned on the Westminster parliamentary systems. Students will extend their understanding of the impact of the differing levels of government and develop a greater understanding of the nature of the treaty relationships between the First Nations and Canada's federal government. Finally, students will examine ...
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
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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Price : 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
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R103625
English Language Arts for French Immersion Students: A Bridging Document Grades 3 to 5
The purpose of this document is to assist English Language Arts teachers instructing French Immersion grades 3 to 5 students in understanding French Immersion curricula and students so that they can plan for instruction. The Bridging document establishes the links between the ELA and FI curricula, provides background information and instructional strategies to facilitate the integration of FI and ELA, provides guidelines for an efficient use of the ELA curriculum with French Immersion studen...
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R103070
Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
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Price : 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
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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
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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
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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.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
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.
•  Road Allowance Kitten = Li pchi minoosh di shmayn'd liing
•  The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
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.
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Price : 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
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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
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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.
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Price : 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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Price : 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
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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.
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Price : 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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•  A Stranger at Home: A True Story
•  As Long as the Rivers Flow
•  Kookum's Red Shoes
•  Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story
•  The Orange Shirt Story
•  These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens, Northern Ontario, 1966
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Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: April 21, 2022
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