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! 

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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
21st Century SECRET Skills Picture Book List
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Remix and Share
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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

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Awesome Stories
Date Added:
03/23/2020
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
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 Sharing
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskliteracy.ca
Date Added:
12/05/2018
CHALK Academy
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Child-Led, Hands-On, Active Learning for Kids including:
Math
Reading
Writing
Sports and Recreation
Colors
Multilingual Teaching Tips (lots of Chinese resources)

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Chalk Academy
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds
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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.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/05/2018
Classroom Cereal
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Classroom Cereal
Date Added:
03/18/2020
CommonLit: Free Instructional Literacy Materials for Grades 3 to 12
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"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Flexible;
Research-Based;
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2018