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!

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 5 Reading (2008)

Volume Five, “Reading”, builds on and extends the research findings and best practices in Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario. It provides a framework to support the implementation of learning activities that address the expectations in the reading strand of the revised 2006 Language curriculum. In addition, it provides in-depth discussion of reading theory and practice as used in classroom instruction and learning in the junior grades.

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 5 Reading

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 6 Writing (2008)

Volume 6, “Writing”, builds on and extends the research findings and best practices in Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario. It provides a framework to support the implementation of learning activities that address the expectations in the Writing strand of the Language curriculum (revised, 2006). In addition, it provides in-depth discussion of writing theory and practice as used in classroom instruction and learning in the junior grades.

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 6 Writing

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 7 Media Literacy (2008)

Volume 7, “Media Literacy”, builds on the research findings and best practices in Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario. It provides a framework for the expectations in the Media Literacy strand of the Language curriculum (2006). It emphasizes the importance of developing a critical awareness of the media and describes effective ways of teaching about and using media. Media literacy instruction can be woven into all areas of the curriculum not only the learning expectations in all the Language strands (Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, and Media Literacy) but also other curriculum subject areas.

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6) Volume 7 Media Literacy

Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume 1 (2006)

The Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume One: Foundations of Literacy Instruction for the Junior Learner presents the knowledge, skills, and principles of effective instruction.

Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume 1, 2006

Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume 3 (2006)

Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume 3: Planning and Classroom Management. Planning for literacy instruction, classroom environment, and resources.

Guide to Effective Literacy Grades 4-6 Volume 3, 2006

Media Literacy, Grades 4-6

This link connects to the Ministry of Education’s media literacy module on the eworkshop site. The module includes a variety of resources including lesson plans, anchor charts, worksheets, graphic organizers, and rubrics.

Media Literacy, Grades 4-6

Write Where We Belong

In this unit, Grade 1 students are immersed in a variety of personally meaningful activities to further develop their ability to communicate ideas through writing, to organize information in proper sequence, and to write simple sentences using capitals and periods. This unit is designed to be taught in conjunction with or following the social studies unit, Relationships, Rules, and Responsibilities.

Write Where We Belong

Guide to Effective Instruction in Writing, Kindergarten to Grade 3 (2005)

This resource guide for teachers is published by the Ministry of Education. It was written as a practical guide for delivering an effective writing program. Some of the topics covered are: stages of writing development, becoming an effective writer, teaching writing to ELL students, and assessment and evaluation. Each instructional approach chapter also contains at least one sample lesson plan.

Guide to Effective Instruction in Writing, Kindergarten to Grade 3, 2005

Role Cards for Literature Circles

These reproducible role cards briefly explain each literature circle member’s role and there are prompts for each member to respond to when they participate in the discussion.

Role Cards for Literature Circles

Anchor Chart for ‘Just Right’ Texts

This chart explains the five-finger method for choosing a book. When trying to select a book a student should open the book to a random page and begin reading. If he or she comes across five words they do not understand then the book is too difficult.

Anchor Chart for ‘Just Right’ Texts