Family Literacy

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)

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150+ Educational Shows on Netflix
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This site offers an extensive list of programs for students available on Netflix on topics such as:
Animals
Earth & Nature
Space
History
Documentaries
Entertainment
Geography
Food/Nutrition/Health
Mystery

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Math
Physical Education
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Andrea Rigler
Homeschool Hideout
Date Added:
03/25/2020
20 Perfect Anchor Charts for Teaching Phonics and Blends
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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!

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Stacy Tornio
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
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
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/04/2018
Awesome Stories
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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

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English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Awesome Stories
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Best 4th Grade Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Best 5th Grade Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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Fifth graders are on the brink of adolescence. They are curious, capable, and ready to tackle the world. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together learning links and fun activities that will help them build skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies—plus some just for fun! This list of 5th grade websites and activities is something kids can easily do at home with their families.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
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Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
The Best Books To Teach Kids Self-Control, Mindfulness, and Regulation
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Ashley Soderlund Ph D
Timmee Whitmore
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Best First Grade Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We are teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Best Kindergarten Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Best Second Grade Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Best Third Grade Websites & Activities for Learning at Home
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions
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You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. The good news is that there are so many fantastic options when it comes to children’s books, from old classics to new hits. That’s why we’re here.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Huffington Post
Date Added:
12/07/2018
Book Creator
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Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. This site is a great way to bring creativity to your classroom or home. Students create, read and publish using a set of tools that is simple to use. Features include:
- 50 hand-picked fonts to choose from
- Add images or take your own photos
- Drop in video or music, or even record your voice
- Use the pen tool to draw or annotate
- Use shapes, arrows and emojis to express your ideas
- Portrait, square, or landscape book layouts

Students combine text, images, audio and video to create:
Interactive stories
Digital portfolios
Research journals
Poetry books
Science reports
Instruction manuals
‘About me’ books
Comic adventures

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Book Creator
Date Added:
04/22/2020