Resources by subject

Resources by subject

Often Occasional Teachers are called to teach a class which may not be in an area of curricular specialty. This is the section in which you will find those subject specific supports which will help you shine!

Read, Write, Think

Read, Write, Think is a joint venture between the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. The site provides tools for quality reading and writing instruction, web links, literacy-based activities, and lesson plans. There are also online reading and writing activities for students.

Read, Write, Think

Boys’ Literacy Links

The Ministry of Education has developed a variety of resources to support boys’ literacy in the province. At this link you can find access to videos, reports, and booklets.

Boys’ Literacy Links

Acrostic Poems

In five 50-minute lessons students work on writing acrostic poems using the theme ’All About Me and My Favourite Things’.

Acrostic Poems

Action Alphabet Book

In four 30-45 minute lessons students create an Action Alphabet Book. The lesson plans also contain a link to an online tool called the Alphabet Organizer which allows students to create an alphabet book or chart.

Action Alphabet Book

Official Berenstain Bear Site

This is the official site of the Berenstain Bears – one of the most popular collection of fictional characters for young children.

Official Berenstain Bear Site

Lesson Plan: K-2 Writing

In this lesson, entitled Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists, students engage in a meaningful writing exercise. Although the lesson suggests using food for the shopping part of the lesson small items or images of “products” can be substituted. There is also a cross-curricular connection to math since the students have a budget when they make their list. The approximate time to complete the lessons is three 50-minute periods.

Lesson Plan: K-2 Writing

Think Literacy French Activities (Grades 7-8)

This document is part of the Ministry publication, Think Literacy: Cross Curricular Approaches.  In this section of the document there are instructional strategies for reading and writing which have been designed to assist in creating an effective and successful core French program.

Think Literacy French Activities (Grades 7-8)

Oral Communication Strategies

This document is part of the Ministry publication, Think Literacy: Cross Curricular Approaches.  This portion of the document looks at oral communication strategies which have been designed to assist in creating an effective and successful FSL program.

Oral Communication Strategies

Strangers Becoming Us

Strangers Becoming Us is a resource for grades 4 — 8 that guides students to a greater understanding of multiculturalism, citizenship, and what it means to be a new Canadian. It is designed for use in Social Science/Social Studies and ESL programs. Teachers may download the materials for free.

Strangers Becoming Us

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Historica

This site has links to The Canadian Encyclopedia, The Youth Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, Maclean’s magazine, radio minutes, screen legends, and lesson plans.

Lesson Plans

Heritage Minutes