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!

Illuminations

This website was created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The site contains standards-based lesson plans and unit plans. The 541, K-12 lessons are organized, and searchable, by grade and standard. Many of the lesson plans have links to activity sheets and math tools mentioned in the plan. There are also 102 math activities on the site, as well as links to 724 reviewed web resources.

Illuminations

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

This resource has web-based virtual manipulatives for use in K-12. Among the many online manipulatives available are base blocks, a pie chart, a spinner, tangrams, and a Geoboard. There is also a concept tutorial for each virtual manipulative.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Understanding Math Word Bank

This site provides lists of words for your mathematics word wall or student math dictionaries. The words are organized into the following math topics: algebra, equations, exponents, fractions, graphing, measurement and geometry, percent, probability, whole numbers, and integers.

Understanding Math Word Bank

Math Forum

Math Forum is a website hosted by Drexel University. In addition to activities, the site offers services such as problem of the week, teacher exchange, math tools, and an internet mathematics library.

Math Forum

Poetry Unit

This twenty-three hour unit includes lessons on poetry exploration, imagery, and sonnets. The unit is designed to allow students to “read, enjoy, interpret, and write poetry.” Students create a poetry anthology as a culminating task.

Poetry Unit

Think Literacy Language, Grades 7-9, 2004

This document outlines reading and writing strategies for teaching language.

Think Literacy Language, Grades 7-9, 2004

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

Volume Four, “Oral Language”, 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 to support the implementation of learning activities that address the expectations in the Oral Communication strand of the Language curriculum.

Additionally, it provides in-depth discussions of the various forms of oral language that are used in classroom instruction and learning.

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

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