Historica Canada's Critical Digital Literacy Education Guide aims to give students of any age the skills to assess the content, quality, and consistency of what we read, see, and hear through the media today. We invite you to use this guide to empower students to examine the everyday media they consume with a critical eye and greater confidence. The guide and the accompanying worksheets are intended to provide a framework that readers can use to weigh the sources, facts, and opinions that bombard them every day. Drawing on historical examples of disinformation, we provide a media literacy framework for addressing 21st-century media.
A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for children about trailblazing female environmentalists of the past and present.
Over 150 Picture Prompts for Creative, Personal, Argumentative and Explanatory Writing - The New York Times
By G Volante
A categorized collection of the short, accessible, image-driven posts we published during the 2017-18 school year.
Literacy Skills are transferable skills that permeate cross-curricular lessons from kindergarten to post-secondary classrooms. Students use these skills to process each text they encounter, be it a map, a math problem, a song, a blue print, a short story, a painting, or any number of other things. Many students fail to recognize that they use…
This is a must-read for anyone who limits students' reading choices by levels. Again: This is a must-read for anyone who limits students' reading choices by levels. This article by The Book Whisperer author Donalyn Miller and the linked interview with Fountas & Pinnell Literacy assert that reading levels were never intended to make teachers or librarians restrict students' self-selected texts. If you are still using them this way, please reconsider.
Comics are effective teaching tools because they require readers to not only passively receive information, but also interact with the text and images to construct meaning, and that is the key to the magic. Words and pictures work together!
The Story Time from Space team, which includes astronauts, scientists, educators and others, has important guidelines when it comes to choosing the books. They have to be “neat” books that can be read in about 15 minutes, involve some sort of concept regarding STEM and, most important, be accurate.
English teachers, I've curated a unique list of 40 of my favorite classroom-friendly slam poems (each by a different slam poet) so that you don't have to spend hours looking for the best slam poetry examples. From inspiring to humorous to heavy poems, this is a one-stop-shop for your next slam poetry unit!
A math research organization curates a list of "Mathical" books each year that have great stories featuring math for students of all ages.
Provides free and original stories for kids.Founded in 2008, freechildrenstories.com operates on the simple principle that children's development is paramount. Our mission is to offer traditional, meaningful storytelling to every child, parent, or teacher around the globe with access to the internet, for free.
StoryJumper offers a large library of free online books & children's stories in many languages, such as English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, etc...
Produced by the Council of Europe, this provides interesting information, activities and ideas for teaching about the internet. Topics/ chapters include: 1. Anytime, Anywhere; 2. Connecting Ideas and People; 3. Participating in the Knowledge Society; 4. Internet for Everyone; 5. Addressing the Challenges; 6. Looking forward [PDF file]