Classics as Levelled Readers for a Differentiated Classroom
Literary Resources / Preferred Resources

Classics as Levelled Readers for a Differentiated Classroom

For an integrated classroom, Penguin (or Macmillan) levelled readers create a great balance between reading “the classics”  and rendering them understandable to a diverse classroom.  Positioned at various reading or language levels, they provide vocabulary coaching and comprehension reviews within the text.  They serve as excellent resources for independent reading time, classroom read alouds, or … Continue reading

Open Task – Grade 5 or 7 Science: Building Structures
Assessment / Sample Lessons

Open Task – Grade 5 or 7 Science: Building Structures

Culminating Task  After reviewing sample stories featuring historic or famous bridges, exploring “Superstructures” videos on the topic and further connected activities, students will be expected to produce a quality structure within certain budgetary constraints.  This activity requires students to put themselves in the shoes of the architects and engineers who every day build essential structures … Continue reading

Sample Lesson: Inquiry Ignition
Sample Lessons

Sample Lesson: Inquiry Ignition

Lesson Plan – Geography Teacher:Jesslyn Wilkinson Grade:Grade 4 Curriculum Area:Social Sciences – Geography Date/Time:Initial Lesson – although may change Lesson Topic/Title          Inquiry Ignition on Canada’s Geography – A Discovery Day Lesson Focus          Use a variety of resources and tools to determine the influence of physical factors on the economies and cultures of Ontario and the … Continue reading

…use various modes of technology to create assessable products.
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…use various modes of technology to create assessable products.

Hamlet’s Truth As an ESL teacher in South Korea, I was tasked with creating lessons that integrated drama and language learning.  This video represents a unit I prepared that made Shakespeare accessible by translating it into simplified, every day language.  My students were then tasked with creating a script depicting one of the scenes of … Continue reading