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Teacher Resources: Elementary

Resources, lesson plans, app reviews etc. all to help teachers continue to do great work in helping our students succeed! Resources are organized by subject and directly align with the Ontario Curriculum.

ESL Resources

New!!! Levelled Reading Resource

Writing non-fiction lesson ideas

Online resources for lesson plans

SMART Notebook lessons from TVOKids

Web Links for Public Speaking Strategies

Interactive Learning Sites for Education

This website links to dozens of interactive games and activities that you can use on classroom computers or SMARTboards. Most activities are for grades K-5.

American Sign Language

Free On-line ASL resources:

Handspeak – this looks like a great site!

http://www.handspeak.com/

Life Print –some of basics

http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/concepts.htm

Start ASL – while free, is very clunky to use and contains a lot of advertising.

http://www.start-american-sign-language.com/

American Sign Language Resource Guide

http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/asl-resource-guide.php

Sound Apex - 60 Basic ASL Sign Language for Beginners

http://www.soundapex.com/sign-language/

 

 

Free ASL App:

Marlee Signs App – a great app for iPhone/iPad – with good basics for free, more modules available to purchase

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/marlee-signs/id566054855?mt=8

 

My Smart Hands - available in a free lite version or paid enhanced version. Designed to teach ASL to infants.

http://mysmarthands.com/baby-sign-language-apps/

 

Recommended Paid On-line resource:

https://signingonline.com/  - this site is not free, but is highly recommended by teachers learning to become teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing

Reading engagement

 

 

 

In this box you will find links with ideas to help motivate, connect and support readers.  There are also ideas to foster a reading community.

Apps in the classroom

Make sure to check out the top level page of

"Apps in the classroom"

for more app suggestions and tutorials

"How to" videos on using apps in the classroom

 

Not sure how the application would be beneficial? Watch these short video tutorials for a better understanding!

Language apps

Place the cursor over the link for a description of the app

Digital Storytime- app review

The following website reviews animated and interactive storybook iPad/iPhone apps. You can sort and filter by date created, language, age, and price.

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis is "a place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination."

There is a new wonder everyday which students can learn about in a fun and interactive way.

The site also includes activities and advice for students, parents, and teachers.

Boys Literacy

Literacy lessons

Reading Interest Inventory

eWorkshop Online Teaching Resource

This website from the Ontario Ministry of Education and TFO provide elementary teachers with lesson plans, activity sheets, and many other resources. It also includes information about healthy schools.

Web Links for Listening Strategies

eBooks

Ask your LCI for any usernames and passwords.