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21st Century SECRET Skills Picture Book List
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Literature is a wonderful way to introduce your students to 21st century skills and spark discussion. The following is a list of books using SECRET (self-management, effective participation, creativity, reflection, enquiry and team work) to bring 21st century learning to life!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/04/2018
Behind the Practice: Planning the K-2 Skills Block with Sarah Mitchell, Katie Benton and Brenna Schneider
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This video shows Sarah Mitchell (Instructional Coach), Katie Benton (2nd Grade Teacher) and Brenna Schneider (Kindergarten Teacher), thinking about their work implementing the K-2 Skills Block at Lead Academy.  The coach and teachers describe the importance of the Skills Block, and how to use the phases and micro-phases to most strategically group students and plan differentiated activities. The video addresses common questions and challenges teachers face when implementing this component of the EL Education Language Arts curriculum at grades K-2, in particular how to make most strategic use of the differentiated small group time.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/07/2018
Body Circulation
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Educational Use
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Students are introduced to the circulatory system, the heart, and blood flow in the human body. Through guided pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities, students learn about the circulatory system's parts, functions and disorders, as well as engineering medical solutions. By cultivating literacy practices as presented in this lesson, students can improve their scientific and technological literacy.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jay Shah
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Todd Curtis
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Book Report
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Students were encouraged to use their creativity to show their understanding and report on a book given the following three choices. All students presented their book reports and gave a book talk in front of the class.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/06/2018
The Brain on Reading
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This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sandra Lutz
Date Added:
10/26/2021
Build Literacy with Creative Technology in the Elementary Grades
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The Building Literacy with Technology in Elementary guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to find new ideas and approaches to engage learners in building skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

In the Building Literacy with Technology in Elementary guide you will explore:
- Ways to get students making in language arts,
- Take a creative approach to student work with informational text,
- How to motivate students by creating their own comics, cartoons, and graphic novels.

The guide includes lesson plans where students:
- Design a new cover for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.
- Create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character of a novel.
- Illustrate and translate the meaning of an idiom to help others learn these examples of figurative language.
- Write and produce an animated tall tale about a famous person.
- Explore character, plot, and theme and learn to write persuasively as they develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.
- Learn and practice persuasive writing and presentation skills.
- Personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated adventure.
- Analyze verse and explore meaning by creating a visual poem.

These articles, lessons, and strategies engage students through creative technology to maximize student literacy skills.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Tech4Learning
Date Added:
03/01/2021
Build Literacy with Creative Technology in the Primary Grades
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The Building Literacy with Technology in Primary guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to find new ideas and approaches to engage your students in building skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

In the Building Literacy with Technology in Primary guide you will explore:
- Engaging new readers and writers with creative technologies
- Using digital storytelling in the primary classroom
- Inspiring every student to be an author

The guide includes lesson plans where students:
- Explore initial sounds through the creation of a classroom ABC book.
- Learn to write using alliteration and create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.
- Practice writing and illustrating as they create a page in your class’s adaptation of their favorite pattern story.
- Write a letter to their parents, or classroom teacher, to persuade them to get a new pet, supporting their opinion with reasons and examples.
- Research an animal and create a riddle to showcase their knowledge and engage other students in the natural world.
- Create a book review on a card or 3D cube to help others choose books they will enjoy.
- Learn about the haiku poetry form and write and illustrate their own haiku poems.
- Write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to share with their families and to use at home.

These articles, lessons, and strategies engage students through creative technology to maximize student literacy skills.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Tech4Learning
Date Added:
03/01/2021
Building Literacy in Secondary Students
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A combination of focused activities and creative, open-ended technology projects can help you take a new approach to building literacy with your secondary students. Use these articles, samples, and lessons to find new ideas and approaches that will work for your learners.

The Building Literacy in Secondary guide includes:
- Articles
- Reading, Literacy, and Digital Creativity
- SPLAT...POW...WOW! Motivating Readers and Writers
- More Than Just a Writing Prompt
- Supporting 6+1 Trait Writing

Lesson Plans
- Create a Video Poem
- Design a Book Cover
- Character Scrapbook
- Not Your Average Portfolio
- MyBook (Fakebook) Page
- Digital Book Trailers

These articles, lessons, and strategies engage students through creative technology to maximize student literacy skills.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Tech4Learning
Date Added:
03/01/2021
The Daily CAFE for Daily 5
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The Daily Five is a literacy structure that allows for differentiation in the classroom and provides consistency. • It is an integrated literacy instruction and classroom management system for use in reading and writing workshops. • It is a system of five literacy tasks that teaches students independence.

This site supports the use of Daily 5. The free membership allows you access to the tip of

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/30/2018
Doodles Academy
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Doodles Academy is a powerful free art curriculum for grades 1-5 that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences for students -- every student makes their own artistic decisions and walks away from the project with an artwork unique to them. Each project includes video tutorials and thorough lesson plans so that anyone can feel comfortable teaching art, regardless of their background or experience level. More, the art projects are aligned to topics and themes found in literacy, math, social studies, and science, so while students work through an art project they are building knowledge and context around other subjects.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Doodles Academy
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Development Video Series  from The Ministry of Education
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"Six videos have been created to highlight strategies that support language development for young children. The Enhancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development video series features interactions between Saskatchewan early childhood educators and children, and offers practical suggestions for implementing language and early literacy strategies.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length and includes information and examples for the continuum of early years development from 0-5 years of age. The videos will be useful for educators and staff who work with young children.

Video Titles include:

Getting in Tune with Children;
Incorporating Vocabulary into Routines;
Adjust the Way You Talk with Children;
Turn Taking with Children;
Sharing Books with Children; and,
Oral Storytelling with Children."

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/15/2020
Flash Academy
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This site offers a free pack is suitable for all schools to support EAL pupils. It covers topics from Story Telling and Literacy to Geography, providing up to 4 weeks of work.
Project Pack 1 - Staying Healthy
Project Pack 2 - All About EAL (includes Pupil Podcast activity)
Project Pack 3 - Activate Your Imagination
Project Pack 4 - The World Around Us (includes 2 x extension tasks)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Flash Academy
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Grades 7-9 – STF Professional Learning
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The STF provides a comprehensive list of resources that can be utilized by teachers to support Grades 7-9 learners in the areas of literacy, math and more!
This is great "one-stop" shop for resources/strategies/ideas for enhancing teaching and learning of middle level students.
See tags for what is available.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
STF
Date Added:
01/27/2022
Into the Book
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Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities, or click to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
03/25/2020
Laura Vaccaro Seeger - Projects to Accompany Her Books
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Calldecott winning author Laura Vaccaro has compiled a free set of literacy resources to go along with her books which educators are free to print and share. These resources would support literacy in both reading and comprehending, as well as creating and responding to text. Most of the books are available to read online, or could be read aloud as part of a video shared with families. The resources to accompany the books are printable, so may be supportive of those families with less access or familiarity with technology

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Laura Seeger
Date Added:
01/12/2022