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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.

Multiple literacy--lesson ideas

Think Literacy

Think Literacy is a website from the Ontario Ministry of Education that provides literacy resources for grade 7-12 teachers.

Online resources for lesson plans

American Sign Language

Free On-line ASL resources:

Handspeak – this looks like a great site!

Life Print –some of basics

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

American Sign Language Resource Guide

Sound Apex - 60 Basic ASL Sign Language for Beginners



Free ASL App:

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


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


Recommended Paid On-line resource:  - this site is not free, but is highly recommended by teachers learning to become teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing

ESL Resources

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

Teaching Film

Writing non-fiction--Lesson ideas

Reading Interest Inventory

Boys Literacy


Ask your LCI for any usernames and passwords.

Google Docs

The following resources are available through Google Docs: