This is a collection of resources that can support families in fostering literacy at home.
Family Literacy Day is January 27th in Saskatchewan, and Family Literacy Week surrounds that date. Celebrate by exploring these resources and trying the activities included with your family!
There are suggested reading lists, free audio books, read aloud videos, suggestions and tips for reading at home, games, information on developing phonetic awareness at home, and much more!
If you find there are too many resources to sort through, you can filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen. Select “Education Level” to narrow your results to a specific education level. (Please note - for the purposes of this site these "Education Levels" are used when filtering - Lower Primary = K-2, Upper Primary=3-5, Middle Years=6-8, High School=9-12)
By taking these 10 steps, you can create a family culture that values and supports literacy and encourages all members of your family to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
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!
This site offers 5,390+ robust, original stories based on primary sources and presented in various media formats: written, dramatized narrations, videos, images, maps, and more!
Free stories each day are available for access - see the home page and the What Matters Now tabs
For each question you get right, beans are donated to help fight hunger!
Categories include: What is This?, Times Tables, English Vocabulary, Spanish Vocabulary, World Capitals, ASL Alphabet, Periodic Table.
Beginning Reading Instruction (BRI)/Advanced Reading Instruction (ARI) is a highly researched, and simple reading program that helps children learn to decode.
A teaching guide, along with the three sets of books, and the booster set (extra practice) are all you need to begin teaching a child to read. Additional materials, such as tests to make sure a child has mastered the skills after they complete each set, and ways to keep track of progress are included.
Each book set offers a drop down menu featuring the book, suggestions for looking through and discussing the book and story questions.
Fourth graders are independent explorers, full of ideas and opinions. They have an impressive skill set and are ready to go deeper. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together learning links and fun activities that will help kids build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus some just for fun! This list of 4th grade websites and activities is something kids can easily do at home with their families.
This is a fabulous list of 21 books to teach students about everything from self-regulation to patience.
These books would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library or library and would be excellent as read-aloud stories for students, followed by discussion.
These books are all connected to 21st century skills - especially self management or character/self-regulation.
First grade is an adventure! Kids are excited to learn and always ready for more. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together learning links and fun activities that will help kids build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus some that are just for enjoyment. This list of first grade websites and activities is something kids can easily do at home with their families.
It’s fun to be five! Here is our list of favorite kindergarten websites and activities that kids can enjoy at home with their families. We’ve gathered together learning links and fun activities that will help kids build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus some that are just for enjoyment.
Second graders are full of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Parents can supplement any education with these amazing second grade websites and activities kids can enjoy at home with their families. (They won’t even know they’re learning!) These learning links and fun activities will help kids build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus we included some that are just for enjoyment.
Third graders are curious, capable and eager to share their ideas. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together learning links and fun activities that will help kids build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus some just for fun! This list of third grade websites and activities is something kids can easily do at home with their families.
This site offers free Research-Based, Teacher-Approved Texts for supporting decoding and beyond.
How it works:
- Beyond Decodables aim to support young readers success in reading by allowing children the chance to decode words in a meaningful context.
- Use the "Beyond Decodables Scope and Sequence" chart to pick the right text for your student(s).
- Most texts are available in digital editions (projectable PDFs) and printer-friendly editions.
Sets of texts:
- CVC Words
- Consonant Digraphs
- Consonant Blends
- Long Vowel Patterns
- CVCe Words
- Multisyllabic Words
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