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Grade 1: Language: Oral Communication
A selection of resources available to support teaching and learning the Ontario Curriculum expectations for Grade 1 Language.
General encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus covering a wide range of topics. Information is presented using text, audio, videos and images. Each article also contains links to explore more on the topic
According to Inuit oral history, long ago animals had the power of speech, could shift their appearances, and could even assume human form. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a neglected orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder. Under the bear’s guidance, the little orphan learns the skills he will need to survive and provide for himself.
The Orphan and the Polar Bear by Sakiasi Qaunaq; Eva Widermann (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2011-10-14
In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures, and animals often have much to teach humans about the world.
Interesting Books on Oral Communication
Telephone by Mac Barnett; Jen Corace (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Mr. Zinger's Hat by Cary Fagan; Dusan Petricic (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
See how Whole Body Listening is more than just using your ears with this image from Blue Brain Teacher.
Books on Listening
My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook; Carrie Hartman (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
The Talkative Town by R. L. Clemitson Elementary School
Publication Date: 2003
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Susan F. Cornelison (Illustrator); Reverend Ana; Howard Binkow