Here are some new book trailers to watch and think about:
The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse:
This House, Once (song adapted from the book)
Red and Lulu:
Check out Mrs. Bout’s Book Trailer Playlist from Silverdale Library!
Here is a sample video from the ‘Media Minute’ series – a unit of videos and lessons designed specifically for elementary students.
Ideas for Families (Tips, Games, Videos, Tutorials)
Ideas for Educators (Media Literacy Week)
All About Me (Career Education Resource) – Digital Literacy Lesson Plans
Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools (“Teachers can access digital literacy classroom resources aligned with curriculum outcomes set out by their province or territory.”)
Digital and Media Literacy Fundamentals
Media Literacy 101 (Media Minute Videos and Lessons)
MediaSmarts Lessons and Resources (Search by topic/grade)
November is Picture Book Month!
Author Katie Davis produced this video with quotes from beloved and famous authors and illustrators all answering the same question;
“What is a picture book?”
What is a picture book to you? Do you have a favourite picture book? Visit your school library to borrow picture books this month.
You might like these books for “Roc Your Mocs” Day in November:
How the Calendar Works
“Each day, an author/illustrator, our Picture Book Month Champion, is listed. On that day he/she has an essay posted on the Picture Book Month website about the importance of picture books. Check back every day of November for a new essay.
Each day is also marked with a theme. Use these daily themes to plan story times, blog about your favorite picture books in that theme, or create themed displays.” (Source: Picture Book Month, Calendar)
- Picture Book Month Teacher’s Guide (Ideas for using picture books in ELA, Science, Math and Social Studies)
- Adrienne Gear’s new units featuring picture books for Grades 2-7 ” We Are All Connected“
Why Picture Books are Important:
Veterans’ Week 2017, November 5 to 11
“Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.” (Source: Veterans Affairs Canada)
Link to Indigenous-Canadian Veterans information: (Indigenous Veterans Day is November 8th)
Radio Minute: Tommy Prince
Information about and significance of the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument :
Song: A Pittance of Time
Interactive Activity: (Ages 10+)
Over the Top: An Interactive Adventure
“An activity created by the Canadian War Museum to help students understand the First World War from a soldier’s perspective. The activity’s interactive nature and its animation-based format will appeal to younger students. Includes a glossary of terms. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.)”
Canadian Encyclopedia Articles:
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), a new book by Dan Santat. Love this tag line:
“Life begins when you get back up.”
A new novel by Kate DiCamillo!
Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, has just published a new book. So excited to read this book – Wishtree.
Watch the book trailer below and learn more on the Wishtree website.