Why is reading aloud important?
Mission Public School educators would like to share some favourite read alouds to support the 21 day read aloud challenge.
Does your school have some favourite read alouds to share? Send us a list or some book cover photos and we will post them here!
MPSD Favourite Read Aloud books:
Mr. Cole recommends….
Learn more about the importance of reading aloud or sign up for the 21 day read aloud challenge here: http://readaloud.org/#
Follow the challenge on Twitter to see what others are reading #21DayReadAloud
See this story by Jan Brett, right in time for winter!
Click here to read all about the making of this story.
(Includes a Hedgie colouring page!)
Look for more winter stories at a school or public library near you.
November 5 to 9, 2018 is Media Literacy Week! This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Help the World Stop Misinformation in Its Tracks. The week will highlight the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant.
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)
Learning Resources (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)
Visit http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/ and follow along with #MediaLitWk to learn more about events and programming across Canada!
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?”
Why Picture Books are Important:
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:
- 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“
Here are some resources that connect with the theme of Remembrance:
Radio Minute: Tommy Prince
Canadian Encyclopedia Articles:
- 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.)”
Additional resources include short film clips, posters, discussion guides and more. Go to http://www.letitripple.org/character-day/
Make your mark this school year! September 15th-ish is International Dot Day! Join the celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration! Based on the story “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, this is a great way to start the year by celebrating the creative talents of children.
Watch the videos below to see examples of students collaborating creatively and get inspired to create:
Clip Art Collection (by Peter H. Reynolds)
International Dot Day website: Get Inspired
Multi-language Dot Day Posters
Poster Gallery: (many themes, including A Thinking Journey & Think Globally)
Sparking the Creative Spirit: Tips for Inspiring Writing, Creativity, Self-Expression and a Wonderful Journey