To fully explore theme, students must understand what they read and then extract ideas from the text. Here are 11 tips to help your students understand theme as they read.
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)
This site offers an extensive list of programs for students available on Netflix on topics such as:
Earth & Nature
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!
These fun reader's scripts allow students to master fluency and perform for their classmates! These three, free, downloadable scripts are appropriate for the primary classroom.
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
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.
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.
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:
‘About me’ books
Book sharing is an activity that is enjoyable for all age groups. Reading, looking at and talking about the pictures, and making up a story to go with the pictures are some ways to share books with children. Here are some helpful tips to use when choosing or sharing a book with your child.
This site offers a collection of digital games that students can play at home. Students can click on any game and start playing. For Kindergarten to Highschool students.
Child-Led, Hands-On, Active Learning for Kids including:
Sports and Recreation
Multilingual Teaching Tips (lots of Chinese resources)
This site has a list of Caldecott Medal winning books from 1938 until now.
This is a great place to start when filling a classroom or school library with quality books!
Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of "Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten" by Joseph Slate.
Classroom cereal is a fun and easy way to practice grammatical exercises daily. How does it work? Print out free short stories — find the errors which help students can build their proofreading skills and become aware of what it takes for clean and precise writing.