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Includes support for launching the inquiry, using the Read Aloud and Explore! Magazine to activate and build knowledge, and extending the inquiry with Researcher's Workshop, which provides options for independent reading, further whole-class inquiry, or student-led inquiries.
This well-known song is set to images from across Canada—from Bonavista to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters. Use this video to launch the inquiry unit and introduce students to the variety of communities across Canada, the people, the landscapes, and the different ways the land is used.
Includes a Teaching Plan for each of the 10 titles. Each Plan features a book summary, teaching strategies, assessment opportunities, support for one complete reading (before, during, and after), suggestions for further readings, and additional resources
Reading Guide Approaches to reading instruction: Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Small-Group Shared Reading (Kindergarten and grade 1), guided Reading, Independent Reading, and the grade 3 Reading Club Reproducible Reading Behaviours and Strategies record sheets with prompts! Setting up and running Literacy Centres Assessment tools (also online).
Working with Words Guide Teaching Plans grouped into Five Areas of Working with Words: 1. phonological and phonemic awareness (K-1); 2. letter knowledge (K-1); 3. high frequency word recognition; 4. word solving and building; 5. language predictability Approaches to Working with Words instruction: 3 approaches to teaching the strategies in each of the above Five Areas (in context, focused lessons, and independent practice); including activities and lessons for each Area using these 3 approaches Assessment support and tools (many also online) Home connections, references, and additional resource list.
Writing Guide Writing development approaches to teaching Modelled Writing, Shared Writing, Guided Writing, and Independent Writing The Writing Process: 1. planning and research; 2. drafting; 3. revising; 4. editing; 5 sharing and publishing Assessment tools (also online) Teaching support and suggestions for text type studies, literature response, craft and convention lessons, and printing/handwriting
The Conversation Kit stimulates and enriches students' oral language development in a variety of social situations with a focus on oral participation and turn-taking, active listening and talking, academic conversation, and visual comprehension. Components can be used throughout the school year.
Nine poems to stimulate students' developing awareness of the rhythms and sounds of language, encourage careful listening, and promote oral comprehension. (Big Book, 6 small books, Audio with readings, songs, and music only)