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Teacher Resources

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.

This page contains general links and resources for language arts teachers.  For panel-specific Ministry documents, resources, lesson plans, and interactive activities, click on the 'elementary' or 'secondary' boxes on the right hand side of the page.

Ministry Documents

For curriculum and grade-specific documents, please see pages: Elementary or Secondary.

Educator's Reference Complete

Ask your Learning Commons Informationist for the password to use this database at home.

Search Terms for Databases

When searching for journal articles from Educator's Reference Complete or another database, try the following search terms:

  • Literacy Programs
  • English Education
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension

It may also be helpful to combine a general search term with a specific search term. For example:

  • English Education and Lesson Plans
  • Literacy Instruction and Assessment

ReadWriteThink

Reading based lesson plans, activities, and worksheets for the classroom. From the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Lesson Plans & Professional Resources (General)

April is Poetry Month

Want to better understand poetry and learn some writing techniques? Check out these subject guides:

Want to better understand poetry and learn some writing techniques? Check out these subject guides:

Want to better understand poetry and learn some writing techniques? Check out these subject guides:

Reading Level Correlation Chart

Language Arts - Elementary

Alphabet Swirl

Language Arts - Secondary

Stack of Books

CELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access

Ontario Educational Resource Bank

Ask your Learning Commons Informationist for the username and password.

OERB TIPS:

When looking for general grade and subject resources, select the BROWSE BY CURRICULUM tab on the search screen.

If you are looking for resources that incorporate collaborative inquiry or problem based learning, filter your results under TEACHER AND LEARNER STRATEGY FILTERS by INQUIRY AND RESEARCH MODELS or ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING.