Resources by Subject → Language

A to Z Teachers Printable Books

This page contains a variety of printable books with different levels of the same story to support students at different reading levels.

A to Z Teachers Printable Books

Ten Great Activities: Teaching with the Newspaper

This website provides ten ideas for teaching using just a newspaper. Ideas include: read and write for meaning, read a map, sequencing, vocabulary work, find the math, and more.

Ten Great Activities: Teaching with the Newspaper

Poverty Discussion in the Classroom

“As teachers, we can bring the topic of poverty forward and build it in to language, history, social studies, or health classes, for example. When our students understand the value of eliminating poverty, they can creatively engage in school community social action projects to effect positive change.”

Poverty Discussion in the Classroom

Critical Media Project

This site offers diverse media projects that look at the ‘politics of identity’ with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and class. Although geared towards the high school age group, some of these projects can definitely be used in Grade 7 and 8.

Critical Media Project 

 

CBC Digital Archives

A rich library of past CBC video footage and radio content that support a range to topics including the environment, civil unrest, biotechnology, racism, sports, and youth. The teacher’s section with learning materials to support the use of the CBC archives in the classroom. There is also a French language site.

CBC Digital Archives

The African Canadian Literature Project

A resource for teaching about the African Canadian in Language and Social Studies/ History classrooms experience through select African Canadian literature sources.

The African Canadian Literature Project

Admongo.gov: U.S. Federal Trade Commission

This site offers resources, lesson plans and activities to help children ages 8-12 to become better informed consumers by actively discerning advertisements in the media.

Admongo.gov: U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Reading and Writing Stories

This website is a hands-on program that allows students to use artwork to inspire writing. Students arrange images in a sequence and begin writing a story to go along. The whole class is involved and students can write reviews and commentaries regarding their peers work.

Reading and Writing Stories

Story Elements Alive!

What are the elements of narrative writing? How do authors describe people and places in their writing? From exposure to this lesson, students will gain a clear understanding of setting, characters, problem/solution, and plot.

Story Elements Alive!

Design an App! Project for Junior Grades

A media literacy project where students create their own app!

Design an App! Project for Junior Grades