Made the Grade

Made the Grade - December 2017

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Desperate Road to Freedom, A: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson

Desperate Road to Freedom, A: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson

Grades: 5-8
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Julia May and her family escape from servitude to a heartless slave owner i…

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Beartown

Beartown

Grades: 11-12
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Beartown – a small, isolated Swedish town – is obsessed with hockey and as …

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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Grades: 10-12
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This collection of essays by YouTube personality Hannah Hart explores issue…

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Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Grades: 5-8
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This collection of short stories, written by different authors, has family …

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Ghost

Ghost

Grades: 6-8
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Seventh grade student Ghost learned at a young age how to run when he and h…

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Hag-Seed

Hag-Seed

Grades: 11-12
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Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest, follows Felix, a disgraced thea…

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I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

Grades: 4-6
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This powerful and engaging picture book shares the true experiences of Iren…

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I Wish You More

I Wish You More

Grades: PreK-12
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This picture book presents a variety of wishes that parents may have for th…

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I Wonder

I Wonder

Grades: PreK-3
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As Eva and her mother go for a moonlit walk, they observe the world and pon…

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If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl

Grades: 8-12
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Amanda, born as a boy, faces bullying, betrayal, and violence because she i…

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Orbiting Jupiter

Orbiting Jupiter

Grades: 8-12
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Thirteen-year-old Joseph meets, falls in love with, and impregnates his tee…

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P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

P’ésk’a and the First Salmon Ceremony

Grades: K-5
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This engaging picture book portrays the traditional first salmon ceremony o…

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Grades: PreK-5
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Second-grader Rosie dreams of being an engineer, and is always designing an…

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Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School

Grades: 10-12
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This collection of essays depicts the impact of Residential Schools on indi…

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Still Life with Tornado

Still Life with Tornado

Grades: 11-12
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Sixteen-year-old Sarah has lived in a household where domestic violence was…

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Suite Française

Suite Française

Grades: 11-12
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Suite Française was written during the German occupation of France during W…

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Future of Us, The

Future of Us, The

Grades: 9-12
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This coming-of-age novel set in 1996 follows the journey of best friends an…

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Scar Boys, The

Scar Boys, The

Grades: 10-12
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Harry was badly scarred at eight when boys tied him to a tree that burned i…

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Sympathizer, The

Sympathizer, The

Grades: 12
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning historical novel, set during and in the years following …

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Wonderful Things You Will Be, The

Wonderful Things You Will Be, The

Grades: PreK-2
Supplier: Not Available

This picture book, written in verse, celebrates the love parents feel for t…

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What Do You Do With a Problem?

What Do You Do With a Problem?

Grades: K-7
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A child has a persistent problem that follows him as a dark, ominous, and t…

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Yiddish for Pirates

Yiddish for Pirates

Grades: 12
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Moishe, a young Jewish man accompanied by his parrot Aaron—the narrator—lon…

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You’re Here For a Reason

You’re Here For a Reason

Grades: PreK-7
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When a boy lets go of his kite as he stops to help an elephant, it travels …

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Le grand saut

Le grand saut

Grades: 10-12
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Iris, Paul, Rébecca, Marion, Alex et Sam sont amis depuis la sixième. Aujou…

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L’horizon

L’horizon

Grades: 11-12
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Au gré de ses pérégrinations dans Paris, Jean Bosmans se remémore « des bri…

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Made the Grade - November 2017

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Boy Called Bat, A

Boy Called Bat, A

Grades: 3-6
Supplier: Not Available

Bat, a young boy on the autism spectrum, lives with his mother and sister, …

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Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

Grades: PreK-3
Supplier: Not Available

Tiny is a young child whose gender is unknown and who identifies neither as…

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As Brave As You

As Brave As You

Grades: 3-6
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Ernie and Genie must spend the summer with their grandparents on their farm…

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Grades: 10-12
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Hermione Winters, co-captain of her high school cheerleading squad, is drug…

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Fly Fly

Fly Fly

Grades: K-5
Supplier: Not Available

This realistically illustrated picture book for grades K-4 showcases anima…

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Garvey's Choice

Garvey’s Choice

Grades: 5-9
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Garvey, an overweight, bullied, non-athletic boy, has a simple desire: he w…

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Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me

Grades: 9-12
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Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers’ life is a mess: her mother left, her father …

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I Am Hostage Three

I Am Hostage Three

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Upset by both her father’s detachment and her new stepmother, Amy Fields st…

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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Grades: 10-12
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Actress Diane Guerrero’s memoir details the many issues and challenges faci…

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Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning picture book for K-3 follows CJ and his nana as they rid…

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Fox and Squirrel

Fox and Squirrel

Grades: PreK-3
Supplier: Not Available

This story focuses on Squirrel, who can see only differences between himsel…

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Les légendes du corbeau

Les légendes du corbeau

Grades: 2-5
Supplier: Not Available

Cette ressource humoristique s’adresse plus particulièrement aux élèves du …

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My Sister Rosa

My Sister Rosa

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Che Taylor’s little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at …

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New Boy

New Boy

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

This complex, modern version of ‘Othello’ is set in the 1970s and tells of …

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Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours

Grades: 12
Supplier: Not Available

In this dystopian society, women are not born but are genetically engineere…

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Raven Tales

Raven Tales

Grades: 1-7
Supplier: Not Available

This highly engaging, award-winning series of 26 videos is suitable for stu…

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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Sam McKenna, raised in a military family, has never turned down a dare and …

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Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk Flowers

Grades: PreK-7
Supplier: Not Available

In this wordless picture book, detailed images reveal a father and daughter…

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Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

13 year-old Finn has a rare eye disease that will likely cause blindness, a…

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Steelheart

Steelheart

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Eight-year-old David saw his father wound the invincible Epic Steelheart, w…

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Strictly No Elephants

Strictly No Elephants

Grades: PreK-3
Supplier: Not Available

This colourful picture book tells about the trials and tribulations a boy a…

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Nest, The

Nest, The

Grades: 7-9
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Steven worries about everything –his baby brother who was born with congen…

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Orphan Master's Son, The

Orphan Master’s Son, The

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

This suspenseful novel set in totalitarian North Korea traces Pak Jun Do’s …

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Princess and The Pony, The

Princess and The Pony, The

Grades: 2-4
Supplier: Not Available

This humourous Canadian picture book follows Princess Pinecone, who asks fo…

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Rule of Three, The

Rule of Three, The

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

When an electrical outage turns into a world-wide catastrophe when all comp…

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War That Saved My Life, The

War That Saved My Life, The

Grades: 4-7
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Set in WWII England, ten-year-old disabled Ada has never experienced the wo…

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Wonder, The

Wonder, The

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

Set in a small Irish village in the 1850s, nurse Lib Wright is hired to obs…

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Toshiko

Toshiko

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Set during WW II, young Cowboy lives on a farm in Salmon Arm and when some …

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When the Moon is Low

When the Moon is Low

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

When the Taliban regime in Afghanistan rips her family apart, Fereiba decid…

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When We Were Alone

When We Were Alone

Grades: K-4
Supplier: Not Available

In this sensitively written Canadian picture book, a young First Nations gi…

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Made the Grade - June 2017

 

All The Bright Places

All The Bright Places

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Violet tries to deal with the guilt of surviving a car accident that killed…

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Angel Catbird

Angel Catbird

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This Margaret Atwood graphic novel, suitable for grades 10-12, tells the st…

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Bone Gap

Bone Gap

Grades: 7-12
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning novel blends fantasy, mystery, and magical realism to te…

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Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Caden is a 14 year old boy who struggles with descent into the world of men…

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Conviction

Conviction

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Mart Raynor, popular Christian radio host and single dad to Trey and Braden…

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Drama

Drama

Grades: 5-9
Supplier: Not Available

This graphic novel humorously showcases the trials and tribulations of a gr…

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Half-Blood Blues

Half-Blood Blues

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning novel opens in 1939 Berlin and Paris before and during t…

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Missing Nimâmâ

Missing Nimâmâ

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging picture book traces the life of a young girl watched over by …

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More Than This

More Than This

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

This suspenseful dystopian novel opens with Seth drowning. Then, he wakes u…

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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Grades: 6-9
Supplier: Not Available

Ten year old Jamie’s older sister Rose was killed in a terrorist attack fiv…

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Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Raymie, a young girl…

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Red Wolf

Red Wolf

Grades: 5-11
Supplier: Not Available

In the late 1800s, the Anishnaabek people are moved from their land to a re…

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Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

Grades: 5-9
Supplier: Not Available

When Liberty and Billie’s mom is killed, their father assumes custody of th…

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Key to Extraordinary, The

Key to Extraordinary, The

Grades: 3-7
Supplier: Not Available

This adventure story tells of Emma Pearl, who comes from a long line of ext…

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Seventh Most Important Thing, The

Seventh Most Important Thing, The

Grades: 6-8
Supplier: Not Available

Arthur Owens, a youth dealing with the loss of his father, reacts in anger …

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Seventh Wish, The

Seventh Wish, The

Grades: 5-8
Supplier: Not Available

While ice fishing at the local lake, Charlie stumbles upon a magical fish t…

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Wish

Wish

Grades: 4-6
Supplier: Not Available

When her parents cannot care for her, Charlie is forced to leave her family…

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Made the Grade - April 2017

 

Pax

Pax

Grades: 5-9
Supplier: Not Available

Young Peter and Pax, his adopted pet fox, are inseparable—until his father enlists in the military. Peter must go and live with his grandfather, and his father insists that Peter give up Pax. Peter throws Pax’s favourite toy and while the fox chases it, his father drives them away, abandoning Pax in the woods. Peter quickly learns the error of his actions and is grief stricken. He sets off alone and on foot to find Pax, passing through a potential war zone. En route, Peter befriends war veteran Vola, who gives him the strength to see his journey through. At the same time, Pax also must find Peter, and has his own adventures trying to reunite with his companion. This compelling novel alternates between the viewpoints of both Pete

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Absolutely Almost

Absolutely Almost

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Albie suffers from a learning difficulty and struggles academically. He believes that he is “almost” good at things but is always a little behind in his work. Consequently, he must leave his private school and his best friend, change schools and go to special classes. At the new school he is bullied by his classmates who make his life miserable. At the same time, Albie’s home life is a challenge—his parents neglect him due to their busy lives and his grandfather has no time for him as he has difficulty with academics. As Albie struggles to figure out his place in the world he builds a circle of people around him — new friend Betsy, who also is teased mercilessly because of her stutter, Mr. Clifton, who runs the Math Club, and his babysitter Calista who provides the support his family does not – whose friendship and support help Albie gain confidence and

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Secret Path

Secret Path

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack has one goal – to escape from the residential school near Kenora and make his way back to his family. He flees from the school and follows the railroad tracks back home. Unfortunately, Chanie doesn’t know he has over 600 km to go to reach his family. During this formidable journey, Chanie succumbs to starvation and the cold, and dies on the railroad tracks. This vividly illustrated, haunting graphic novel puts a human face on residential schools and deals with the residential school experience thoughtfully and sensitively. Gord Downie’s poignant poems and songs can be downloaded, and an excellent animated video is accessible o

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Skraelings

Skraelings

Grades: 7-12
Supplier: Not Available

Young Inuit hunter Kannujaq, while travelling across the Arctic tundra, comes across a group of Tuniit people – a mysterious tribe he has heard about, but never encountered. When their camp comes under attack by Viking invaders, Kannujaq must decide whether to put aside his prejudices against the Tuniit and help them fight the invaders. He allows himself to be drawn into the conflict and battles against the Viking warriors. This short, approachable, historical fiction novel presents the traditions and beliefs of all three cultures and their varying world views and per

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Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

Written with an authentic indigenous voice, this comprehensive collection of essays provides background information and contemporary perspectives on the key issues facing First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada. In a well-designed, clear, and user-friendly format, the author attempts to dispel myths and stereotypes about indigenous peoples and facilitate a respectful relationship between indigenous peoples and non-Aboriginal Canadians. This is an excellent resource for educators, especially those teaching senior social studies courses, to gain the perspective of Canada’s aborigina

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Blanket of Butterflies, A

Blanket of Butterflies, A

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

This beautifully illustrated, easy to read, and action-packed graphic novel follows the adventures of Shinobu, who is searching for his family’s missing samurai sword and armour in Fort Smith, NWT. He must deal with encounters with local thugs, and following a vicious attack, young Sonny and his grandmother, members of the local Aboriginal community, help Shinobu recover and retrieve the sword using peace and reconciliation rather than

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April Raintree

April Raintree

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

Suitable for a grade 10-12 audience, this novel tells the story of two sisters who were victims of the residential school system, separated from their family and from each other. As adults, each sister deals with the situation quite differently: one remains true to her Indigenous roots while the other tries to fit into society. This emotionally-charged story of healing and hope presents the reality facing Indigenous people today, many of the stereotypes about Indigenous peoples, and the legacy of residential schools

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Chief: Mistahimaskwa, The

Chief: Mistahimaskwa, The

Grades: 4-6
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

Sarah, a young Cree girl, is learning about Chief Mistahimaskwa—Big Bear—at school. On her walk home from school, she encounters a bear and drops her textbook. When she retrieves it the next day, it has been struck by lightning and become magical; as she opens the book, it comes alive with the story of The Chief. Sarah is taken back to the Saskatchewan Plains of 1832 and she re-lives many of the key events of The Chief’s life. This boldly illustrated, compelling graphic novel is aimed at a young audience

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It's All About Thinking: Creating Pathways for All Learners in the Middle Years

It’s All About Thinking: Creating Pathways for All Learners in the Middle Years

Grades: 5-9
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

With a focus on middle years learners (grades 5-9), the resource is rich with practical, timely, and innovative teaching ideas and pedagogy that fully align with 21st century skills. Concepts are clear, detailed, and sequential for easy navigation by beginning or experienced teachers. This user-friendly, well-designed resource supports inclusive education, inquiry, critical thinking, assessment practices, cross-curricular studies, social-emotional and self-regulated learning, and focuses on core competencies and student-centered

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One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion

One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion

Grades: K-12
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

B.C. educator Shelly Moore encourages educators to reconsider the concept of inclusion, think differently about diversity, and approach their students in a more inclusive way. The resource demonstrates a shift from inclusion as a special-education initiative to a philosophy that teaches to the diversity of all students and includes ideas for adapting and modifying curriculum for any student who needs it. An easy-to-read, honest, and inspiring look at a new approach to inclusive

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Bold School: An Inquiry Model to Transform Teaching

Bold School: An Inquiry Model to Transform Teaching

Grades: K-12
Supplier: Portage & Main Press

This timely professional resource assists educators in implementing inquiry-based learning into K-12 classrooms. A readable, well-organized and easy to follow resource, it provides teachers with strategies to develop creative, critical, and compassionate thinking, and to encourage students to make changes in their local and global co

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Words Their Way With English Learners 2/e

Words Their Way With English Learners 2/e

Grades: K-8
Supplier: Pearson Canada

This comprehensive, engaging teacher resource is based on current research that reflects the diverse learning needs and literacy backgrounds of English Language Learners. Its word study approach to teaching ELL focuses on rich literacy activities, appropriate for ELL learners from the emergent level through to the advanced level. Instructional ideas and activities can be easily differentiated as the program is tailored to unique developmental levels determined by teacher assessments. The activities target specific literacy needs, are rich in variety, sequential, adaptable, and supported with games and activities. This resource links word study to the larger literacy focus of reading and writing which is important in the new BC c

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Big Idea: Science

Big Idea: Science

Grades: 3-6
Supplier: Pearson Canada

This highly accessible collection of student books and accompanying teacher’s guide is aimed at ELL students and striving readers. Centred on the grade 3-6 science curriculum, each student book focuses on a different science topic, and has highly readable text, useful graphic organizers, and engaging photographs. The comprehensive teacher’s guide is rich in activities and strategies to support and extend the learning for each book. It also has a section devoted to developing the content, vocabulary, and activities for the Big Idea and essential questions for each of the stud

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Big Idea: Social Studies

Big Idea: Social Studies

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Pearson Canada

This attractive, well-illustrated, and well-designed resource kit covers a variety of topics in the grade 4-6 Social Studies curriculum. The kit consists of 12 student books and a comprehensive teacher’s guide. The student books are suitable for ELL students and struggling readers at all levels. Each student book covers a central theme and presents big ideas and inquiry questions in concise text with a variety of diagrams, illustrations, and photographs to help explain key concepts. Teachers will appreciate the various instructional strategies, pre-reading suggestions, reading strategies, vocabulary aids, and graphic o

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Oxford Illustrated Math Dictionary

Oxford Illustrated Math Dictionary

Grades: 7-11
Supplier: Not Available

This extensively illustrated resource supports ELL students, at high beginning to high intermediate levels, in learning math vocabulary and concepts covered in grades 7 to 11. Each math term is thoroughly defined and illustrations, pronunciation, and examples are included to support comprehension and usage. A wealth of practical, handy math charts and tables are grouped at the end of th

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Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Canadian Content Areas

Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Canadian Content Areas

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Not Available

This well-designed, lavishly illustrated resource will support ELL students at the starting and emerging levels in both mainstream classroom settings and ELL classrooms. Its key vocabulary words and basic concepts in a variety of content areas will allow ELLs to take part in regular classroom activities at an adapted level, and in an ELL classroom will aid development of general and academic vocabulary. Each chapter provides a variety of useful activities, and the extensive “Reproducible Activity Book” (purchased separately) provides teachers with an array of activities to extend student learning, including activities with a greater degree of differentiation and adaptations for ELL

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Made the Grade - March 2017

 

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies: Elementary Playlist

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies: Elementary Playlist

Grades: K-12
Supplier: McIntyre Media Inc.

This collection of Canadian videos, available via streaming, can help teachers support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies in elementary classrooms. The subject matter is presented honestly, professionally, and authentically, with a positive, forward-thinking perspective. The resources lend themselves to teacher-facilitated lessons as well as small-group discussions, speech writing, debates, independent stewardship projects, critical thinking activities, and proble

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Qu'Appelle

Qu’Appelle

Grades: 3-12
Supplier: Not Available

Qu’Appelle est une légende autochtone pleine de douceur qui raconte une grande histoire d’amour. Ikciv et Witonia sont deux enfants qui ont grandi ensemble. À l’âge adulte, Ikciv doit partir au combat. Witonia ne supporte pas son absence et tombe malade. Aucun remède ne peut la guérir. Elle meurt de chagrin en prononçant le nom d’Ikciv et lui laisse l’écho de sa voix. Cette initiation au monde de la poésie renforce le contenu autochtone des programmes d’études de français langue première et de français langue seconde. Elle peut aussi être utilisée par les élèves dès la 3e année dans les cours de sciences humaines et d’études au

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Ils sont venus pour les enfants: Le Canada, les peuples autochtones et les pensionnats

Ils sont venus pour les enfants: Le Canada, les peuples autochtones et les pensionnats

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Ce document produit par la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada en 2012 traite de l’historique des pensionnats indiens et de leurs séquelles. Son objectif est de contribuer à la réconciliation. Il s’adresse plutôt aux enseignants et aux élèves du secondaire (Sciences humaines 10, Sciences humaines 11, Histoire 12, Français 8-12). Les témoignages qu’il contient permettent de mieux comprendre l’horreur de ce qui s’est passé dans les pensionnats indiens entre 1870 et la fin du X

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Heinle Picture Dictionary, The

Heinle Picture Dictionary, The

Grades: K-12
Supplier: Not Available

This beautifully illustrated reference resource will serve English Language Learners well, as it covers most topics that students encounter at home and at school. Its engaging and contemporary drawings and photographs provide clear representations of vocabulary words which will help students build their vocabulary through its use of words in context. The dictionary would also be a useful reference tool in classrooms at all gra

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In Canada

In Canada

Grades: 1-6
Supplier: Not Available

This extensive and highly engaging ELL resource package will serve well beginning English speakers in grades 1 through 6. The teacher and student books are well designed and useful, there is a variety of activities available, visuals are clear and appealing, and the vocabulary covers concepts that students need in school, at home, and in the community. ELL teachers will find this resource useful for teaching classes or sma

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Big Ideas for Expanding Minds

Big Ideas for Expanding Minds

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Pearson Canada

This professional Canadian resource outlines the current research, knowledge base, and theory behind teaching ELL students. It provides discussion of what difficulties ELL learners may experience, and focuses on strategies to engage students with literacy and to help them access the curriculum. While the text is complex, the book is well-organized and easy to follow, and educators will appreciate the examples of student work at a variety of levels, summaries in each chapter, graphic organizers, tables, models, and the extensive rea

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Welcome to Our World Level 1

Welcome to Our World Level 1

Grades: K-1
Supplier: Not Available

This comprehensive, engaging, and beautifully illustrated English language learning kit is aimed at students in grades K-1, and introduces the world around them. Lessons are written in an easy to follow step-by-step format, and repetitive/predictable routines help build vocabulary. Through a variety of activities and options—photos, songs, games, and worksheets—different learning styles are addressed. Teachers will find this resource useful for both small group and whole class in

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REMIX

REMIX

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Pearson Canada

This engaging and well-illustrated Canadian series is aimed at ELL students, but will also be useful for struggling learners. A wide range of topics is covered in the series, representing many ages and ethnicities, and abilities and disabilities. Each book is structured with 3 chapters, a glossary, vocabulary, extension questions, and discussion prompts that offer opportunities for critical, creative, and extended

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Shadows

Shadows

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

This atmospheric hi-lo ELL series is aimed at beginner or intermediate ELL learners, and would also be useful for grade 6-12 reluctant readers. The science fiction stories revolve around an Earth that has been invaded by aliens, and the protagonist must hunt and kill the aliens, while searching for his lost girlfriend. Each book is simply written and well-illustrated and the series design provides the repetition that ELL learners need to learn a new language quickly. The guiding questions in each book provide a platform for thinking critically before reading

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Matt Merton Mysteries, The

Matt Merton Mysteries, The

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

This exciting series of hi-lo readers, best suited to intermediate/advanced ELL students and teenage reluctant readers, tells the story of an alien invasion of Earth. Matt Merton, the main character, has the job of hunting down the aliens and destroying them. While Matt seeks out the aliens, and searches for his lost girlfriend, he questions the ethics of his job. Each story is told in simple English, has appealing illustrations, and includes guided questions that provide a platform for thinking critically before, during, and after reading

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Dangerous Games

Dangerous Games

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Not Available

Dangerous Games is a series of 16 exciting hi-lo novels about three young people who create, design, and test video games. Each novel addresses a potentially dangerous situation, such as extreme weather, an exploding volcano, white water rafting, catching a jewel thief. The characters enter the games to test them, experience them in real time, confront the peril that may be inherent in the game, and work together to solve the puzzle in the game before time runs out. Each novel has guiding questions for creative and critical thinking that can be used before and after reading. The series is intended for strong intermediate ELL students and reluctant teenage readers (gr. 6-12), and as additional reading materials gr. 4-5

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Tant que couleront les rivières

Tant que couleront les rivières

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Lawrence, un garçon de 10 ans, raconte ses aventures au cours de son dernier été avec ses proches, avant son départ obligatoire pour un pensionnat indien. Sa famille crie se rend au camp d’été afin d’y faire ses préparatifs pour l’hiver. Ses aventures l’amèneront à se mériter le nom d’Oskiniko. Ce roman illustre la vie traditionnelle d’une famille autochtone dans le nord de l’Alberta et ses relations privilégiées avec la nature, ainsi que le déchirement lié au départ pour le pensionnat. Il pourra être utilisé dans les cours de français langue première, de français langue seconde et de sciences humaines, de la 4e à la 7e année. Dans l’épilogue, des photos d’époque illustrent la vie dans les écoles résid

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Sous la Lune de Corbeau

Sous la Lune de Corbeau

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Cette nuit-là, alors que grand-père Soleil se reposait et que père Ciel était enveloppé de froid et de brume, Corbeau travaillait… Cette légende raconte la création de la lune par Corbeau, le faiseur de tours, le créateur, le transformateur et le marieur. Avec son compère Aigle, il exerce son pouvoir sur un jeune pêcheur et une belle ramasseuse de palourdes. Pour qu’ils puissent se rencontrer, Corbeau et Aigle placent une bûche enflammée chez père Ciel, pour créer grand-mère Lune qui illuminera le ciel à perte de vue. Ce récit enchanteur pourra être utilisé en éducation artistique, en français langue première et langue seconde, en sciences et en sciences humaines. Les très belles illustrations de l’artiste Andy Everson pourront être utilisées comme points de départ pour de nombreux proj

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La pirogue de Shin-chi

La pirogue de Shin-chi

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

Shi-shi-etko et son petit frère doivent partir dans un pensionnat indien dirigé par l’Église. Ils y seront maltraités, et seront contraints d’oublier leur identité autochtone et de parler anglais. Avant leur départ, leur père leur offre une pirogue miniature, un cadeau qui représente ce dont Shin-chi et sa sœur doivent se souvenir et garder secret. Cette très belle histoire empreinte de tristesse révèle une partie de l’histoire canadienne. Elle décrit l’expérience dévastatrice vécue par les jeunes Autochtones dans les pensionnats. L’auteure y évoque l’une des grandes injustices perpétrées contre les membres des Premières Nations dans des mots simples adaptés aux élèves de la 5e à la

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Le Secret de ton nom

Le Secret de ton nom

Grades: 4-10
Supplier: Not Available

Le secret de ton nom est un récit qui exprime ce que signifie être Métis. Sous forme de poème et en s’adressant aux grands-mères amérindiennes, l’auteur exprime ses regrets d’avoir grandi sans connaître ses origines et illustre le conflit intérieur des Métis. De l’époque des Explorateurs français jusqu’à la Rébellion des Métis, l’auteur part à la recherche de son identité et redonne vie à sa culture. La poésie chargée d’émotivité redonne vie à une histoire riche en traditions. Le récit exprime de nombreuses émotions et incite à la réflexion. En donnant de nombreux référents culturels du patrimoine métis, l’auteur offre aux élèves l’occasion de développer leur pensée créative et leur esprit

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Les 10 leaders autochtones les plus inspirateurs

Les 10 leaders autochtones les plus inspirateurs

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

Cette ressource présente la vie et les réalisations de 10 leaders métis, inuits et des Premières Nations du Canada. Son contenu correspond aux objectifs des cours de Sciences humaines 9, 10 et 11. Elle illustre entre autres les réalisations de certains leaders autochtones dans les domaines du droit civil et des changements à la loi canadienne et peut donc également être utilisée dans les cours suivants : Études des Premières Nations de la Colombie-Britannique 11, Études civiques 12, Histoire 12, Droit 12 et Justice s

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Les 10 moments les plus marquants de l'histoire autochtone

Les 10 moments les plus marquants de l’histoire autochtone

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

Cette ressource fournit de nombreux renseignements sur 10 évènements historiques ayant marqué les relations entre Autochtones et non-Autochtones au Canada, sur les principaux intervenants, ainsi que sur les conséquences de ces évènements. Elle pourra être utilisée dans les cours de Sciences humaines 6 à 11, ainsi que dans les cours d’Étude des Premières Nations 11, Études politiques 11, Études comparatives des Peuples aborigènes 12, Droit 12 et Justice sociale 12. Même si la parole est souvent donnée à des Autochtones, la perspective dominante est celle des Canadiens anglophones non-autochtones. Le texte est allégé grâce à des images tirées d’archives et des extraits de discours. Les élèves pourront exprimer leur esprit critique en justifiant ou en réfutant le classement adopté par les auteurs. Les élèves plus avancés pourront également se renseigner sur d’autres évènements qui ne figurent pas sur

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Étrangère chez moi: Une histoire vraie

Étrangère chez moi: Une histoire vraie

Grades: 6-11
Supplier: Not Available

Margaret raconte son retour difficile dans sa communauté, après avoir vécu deux ans dans une école résidentielle. L’accueil qui lui est réservé n’est pas celui auquel elle s’attendait. Elle a oublié la langue de son peuple et est devenue une étrangère parmi les siens. Elle décrit son apprentissage pour retrouver sa place et réconcilier son ancienne personnalité avec la nouvelle. Cette fillette de dix ans nous plonge dans un monde difficile où elle doit concilier deux cultures. Elle nous fait découvrir ses deux identités et cherche à rapprocher le monde des Blancs et celui des Inuits. Ce récit autobiographique aborde ce cheminement de manière très

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Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko

Grades: 5-10
Supplier: Not Available

Shi-shi-etko devra bientôt quitter sa famille, sa maison et son village pour aller au pensionnat. Elle raconte ses derniers jours avec les membres de sa famille, alors qu’elle s’imprègne de toute sa culture et de toute la beauté de son environnement avant de partir. Elle en savoure chaque détail. Shi-shi-etko trouve du réconfort dans tout de qui l’entoure à la veille de cette grande déchirure. Elle se fait la promesse de se souvenir. Cette histoire très émouvante révèle une partie de l’histoire canadienne. Elle décrit l’expérience dévastatrice vécue par les enfants des Premières Nations qui ont dû quitter tout ce qu’ils connaissaient pour aller vivre en pensionnat. Avec un encadrement approprié, elle permettra aux élèves de mieux comprendre les épreuves qu’ont dû traverser les peuples autochtones

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Made the Grade - January 2017 Newly Evaluated Resources

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Enjoy these newly evaluated resources for you to add to your collection! Your ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers.

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Explore Our World Level 1

Explore Our World Level 1

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, and engaging ELL resource package, produced by National Geographic, is intended for students new to learning English. While the content is simple and targeted towards younger learners, those with limited English entering at a higher grade level would still find this resource attractive and engaging. The package includes a variety of resources for students and teachers, all of which are easy to use, clear, of high quality, and with exceptiona

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Talk About Science in My World

Talk About Science in My World

Grades: K-8
Supplier: Not Available

This attractive series of non-fiction books introduces science concepts with colourful and engaging photographs and clear, simple language. The systematic approach followed in each book creates interest, extends knowledge, and enhances student learning. Designed for students learning English, the resource will also be useful for students of all ages who are learning to read, and serve as high interest/low vocabulary resources for primary and intermedia

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Talk About Things Around Me

Talk About Things Around Me

Grades: K-9
Supplier: Not Available

These engaging and colourful books support concepts that students encounter in everyday life in Canadian communities. The series promotes diversity in family structure, lifestyles, interests and hobbies, and careers. Ideas are introduced and then developed through repetition, connection to personal knowledge, and questioning. Detailed photographs and other visuals make concepts more concrete. Suitable for English language learners and for teaching content at late primary/early intermedia

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Talk About Everyday Living

Talk About Everyday Living

Grades: K-8
Supplier: Not Available

This lavishly illustrated series of non-fiction books supports concepts that students interact with daily, such as family structures, life styles, and types of homes. Each book clearly introduces key content vocabulary and then relates key concepts to real life situations. Colourful, detailed photographs support the concepts. Useful for English language learners as well as primary and intermediate cont

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Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition

Grades: 3-12
Supplier: Not Available

Minecraft is a very engaging game-based learning environment with colourful and vibrant pixelated worlds. Its plethora of tools, minerals, and inventory mimics a real world environment. Teachers can prepare closed environments where students complete specific assessable tasks, or open environments that allow student exploration, and where learning can unfold in a more spontaneous and creative setting. Less tech savvy teachers will appreciate the pre-made and customizable worlds that make this resource more approachable. The possibilities for classroom usage are virtually endless as the program can be customized for a variety of curricu

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Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Grades: K-12
Supplier: Not Available

This well-illustrated, rich resource introduces teachers to electronics and circuitry in tandem with textiles, and will inspire educators to experiment and tinker with e-textiles. Its design challenges—from simple to complex— will build students’ knowledge of soft circuitry so they can create a variety of e-textile projects. Students will come away with a solid understanding of circuitry, LEDs, and solar panels in e-textiles. The resource offers a variety of handouts and assessment tools for students, which teachers can adapt for to meet their studen

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Un Saumon pour Simon

Un Saumon pour Simon

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Simon, un petit garçon d’une Première Nation du littoral, passe l’été à pêcher le saumon sans rien attraper. Un jour, un aigle laisse tomber le saumon qu’il avait pris dans ses serres. Le saumon se retrouve prisonnier dans un trou à palourdes. Simon doit maintenant prendre une décision : va-t-il garder ce poisson tant attendu ou trouver une façon de le libérer? L’histoire nous montre l’importance de la compassion et de la persévérance, et elle illustre le respect des Premières Nations pour la nature. Elle constitue une excellente façon de présenter le cycle de la vie du saumon, l’écosystème des océans et l’importance de la pêche au saumon pour les Première

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Une promesse, c'est une promesse

Une promesse, c’est une promesse

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Une légende inuite raconte que des Qallupilluits se cachent sous la glace de mer et capturent les enfants qui s’aventurent sans leurs parents près des crevasses de la glace. Une jeune Inuite nommée Allashua est capturée par ces créatures malveillantes car elle est allée pêcher seule là où elle avait promis de ne pas aller. Pour se libérer de l’emprise des Qallupilluits, elle promet de leur amener ses frères et sœurs. Heureusement, les parents d’Allashua savent comment déjouer les Qallupilluits tout en tenant une promesse. Le comportement d’Allashua permettra aux élèves de discuter des conséquences des promesses non tenues sans être impliqués eux-mêmes. Ils pourront examiner les dangers et les situations où ils peuvent se sentir intimidés ou mal pris, et les solutions

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Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble!

Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble!

Grades: 4-6
Supplier: Not Available

Sheyenne Jumbo, une petite fille de la Première Nation des Dénés, dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, nous fait découvrir les richesses de sa communauté. Elle nous transporte dans son univers et dans son village en automne, durant la saison de l’orignal. Elle partage sa soif d’apprendre grâce aux histoires qu’elle raconte et elle permettra aux élèves de découvrir le mode de vie des membres d’une Première Nation, la géographie du Canada, l’environnement naturel, les valeurs traditionnelles, les histoires racontées par les Aînés et les plantes médicinales si importants dans sa culture. Les élèves apprendront tour à tour comment faire un panier en écorce de bouleau, identifier des plantes médicinales, cueillir des canneberges ou préparer de la vian

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Teens 101 Addictions

Teens 101 Addictions

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Distribution Access

This powerful, current, and timely video presents a realistic, first-hand look at addiction, through the story of one teenager’s personal journey. Through this personal story, the students will see the realities of addition, the choices that lead to addiction, the consequences, and the challenges of overcoming addictions. This professional production will draw students in and keep them interested throughout. Teachers will appreciate the many ways that the video can be used in secondary c

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Made the Grade - December Newly Evaluated Resources

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Enjoy these newly evaluated resources for you to add to your collection, including some new French and Aboriginal resources. Your ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers.

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L'enfant à l'étoile jaune

L’enfant à l’étoile jaune

Grades: 9-10
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En 1943, alors que le monde entier est en guerre, Hitler décide l’extermination totale des Juifs. Frida, une adolescente allemande membre de la jeunesse hitlérienne, trouve un enfant endormi et caché … , Deuxième Guerre mondiale , violence , bombardements , Juifs , Nazis , suspense , Allemands , amitié , fuite , L’enfant a l’etoile jaune

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Grades: 9-12
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This exciting, action-packed dystopian novel is set in 2044, a time when the world is in environmental and social chaos. The super wealthy control the world, and the masses live meagre existences. Wa… , virtual reality , gaming , quest , wealth , corporation , dystopia , environment , poverty , on line safety , identity , friendship , pop culture , power , hacking

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Booked

Booked

Grades: 6-9
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This novel in verse focuses on a complex and intriguing teenager, Nick, who faces major challenges at home and school as his parents plan to separate, and his mother plans to move out of state. At the… , soccer , divorce , personal struggle , perseverance , coming-of-age , poetry , verse , relationships , family dynamics , sports , racial tension , bullying , friendship , self-concept , self-esteem , dealing with obstacles , growing up

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Creating Thinking Classrooms: Leading Educational Change for a 21st Century World

Creating Thinking Classrooms: Leading Educational Change for a 21st Century World

Grades: K-12
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This accessible, clear, and easy to navigate professional resource is aimed at educators at all levels of the BC educational system. It seeks to examine, in detail, how schools and educators can best … , educational change , thinking classrooms , educational transformation , 21st century learning , professional development , leadership , professional learning , competencies , critical thinking , inquiry based learning

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STEM by Design: Strategies and Activities for Grades 4-8

STEM by Design: Strategies and Activities for Grades 4-8

Grades: 4-8
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STEM By Design is a thorough, useful resource that addresses the newly redesigned BC curriculum. It will assist teachers to create engaging lessons by integrating and connecting the Science, Math, an… , STEM , science , math , technology , integration , engineering , engineering design process , instructional practice , lesson planning , professional learning

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Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience

Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience

Grades: 9-12
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Tilly is a young Canadian First Nations girl who grows up with the traditional teachings of her Lakota grandmother. When her grandmother dies when Tilly is 12 she is totally lost, and increasingly tur… , First Peoples , Lakota , Cree , alcoholism , recovery , racism , aboriginal issues , First Nations , aboriginal , Ancestors , Metis , Residential Schools , Sixties Scoop , 60s scoop

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Project Eagle Feather: When They Took the Children

Project Eagle Feather: When They Took the Children

Grades: 10-12
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The video, Project Eagle Feather, includes interviews with First Nations people who are survivors of the residential school system. Their stories and their sadness, anger, and frustration present a po… , residential schools , survivor , personal reflection , historical record , identity , 60s scoop , 70s scoop , First Nations , Aboriginal , sixties scoop

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War Horse

War Horse

Grades: 6-8
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This poignant story of World War I is told from a unique perspective – that of Joey, a war horse. Joey must leave his beloved young owner, Albert, when financial pressures force Albert’s family to se… , horse , war , guns , trench , nations , World War I , survival , companionship , anti-war , War Horse , Western Front , 1914 , heroes

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Made the Grade - November Newly Evaluated Resources

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Enjoy these newly evaluated resources for you to add to your collection, including some new French and Aboriginal resources. Your ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers.

If you have a product or resource you’d like ERAC to evaluate, it’s as simple as filling out this request for evaluation form. We have a team of trained teacher-evaluators looking forward to your request.

Idéllo (Secondary)

Idéllo (Secondary)

Grades: PreK-12

SEE ALSO: Idéllo (Elementary). La base de données d’Idéllo est riche en contenu (application, films, vidéos, ressources pédagogiques) et couvre de nombreuses matières (arts, français, sciences humaine… , Français , sciences humaines , sciences , éducation physique , premières nations , citoyenneté , École saine , fêtes , franco récréation , francophonie , inclusion , intimidation , littératie , nouveaux arrivants , immigration , préjugés , discrimination , culture , identité , Canada , histoire canadienne , Nouvelle-France , Samuel de Champlain , métis , Acadie , chanson , numératie , peuples autochtones , compréhension interculturelle , différenciation , conscience phonologique , DELF , auto régulation , collaboration , communication , créativité , habileté de la pensée , motricité , pensée critique , résolution de problèmes , utilisation des TIC , idello

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Suite française

Suite française

Grades: 11-12
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Tempête en juin et Dolce sont les deux premiers tomes d’une série de cinq que l’auteur, morte en déportation, ne pourra finir. Tempête en juin raconte l’exode de juin 1940 devant l’avancée des troupes… , Deuxième Guerre mondiale , occupation , Paris , résistance , collaboration , occupation allemande , liaisons illicites , adultère , fuite , famille , Parisiens , Juifs , France , camp de concentration , orphelin , suite francaise

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Jack le héros

Jack le héros

Grades: K-7
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Dans ce récit, la magie des mots et des images nous entraîne dans le monde fascinant des insectes et nous fait découvrir les aventures de Jack le lutin. Jack est enlevé par une libellule. Samson, le h… , Fiction , album jeunesse , héros , héroïsme , aventure , fantaisie , insectes , monde miniature , émotions fortes , Jack le heros

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Au labo les Débrouillards

Au labo les Débrouillards

Grades: K-8
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Ce recueil d’expériences scientifiques amusantes et instructives répond aux objectifs du curriculum de sciences naturelles et de français langue de la Colombie-Britannique. Les expériences s’adressent… , Sciences , expériences , chimie , physique , biologie , sciences naturelles , Au labo les Debrouillards

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La fête de Chapultepec

La fête de Chapultepec

Grades: K-9
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Diego et sa famille se rendent à la fête de Chapultepec, près de Mexico. Malgré les avertissements de sa mère, Diego se perd dans la foule. Une femme étrange le prend par la main, pose un masque sur s… , Mexique , Chapultepec , fantaisie , aventure , fiction , culture , fête , art , fête foraine , art contemporain , art abstrait , histoire , La fete de Chapultepec

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Grandpa's Girls

Grandpa’s Girls

Grades: PreK-7
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This engaging picture book follows the escapades of First Nations cousins who visit their grandfather’s farm. Through their exploration of the farm, they confront the mystery of grandpa’s “secret room… , Family history , identity , Aboriginal , Interior Salish , veteran , First Nations , grandpas girls

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Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

Grades: 9-12
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This current, detailed work on the Gitxsan people can serve as a valuable reference item for secondary school courses or as an enrichment resource for advanced learners. The author includes extensive… , Gitxsan , land claims , Northwest British Columbia , First Nations , traditional economy , British Columbia , O\oral stories , elder stories

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Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival

Grades: 10-12
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The latest book by award-winning Canadian First Nations author Bev Sellars addresses misinformation and stereotypes that surround First Nations people. Sellars discusses the socio-economic divide bet… , Aboriginal , Indigenous , First Nations , BC

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Made the Grade - October Additions

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Enjoy these newly evaluated resources for you to add to your collection, including some new French resources. Your ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers.

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Crossover, The

Crossover, The

Grades: 5-12
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This novel in verse tells the story of twin brothers Josh and JB. The boys share a passion for playing basketball, but when JB gets a new girlfriend their relationship changes significantly. It take… , basketball , poetry , cultural identity , African American , boy , men , male , Black Lives Matter , systemic discrimination , privilege , cardiovascular disease

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dream / arteries

dream / arteries

Grades: 10-12
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dream / arteries explores in verse and archival photos the immigrant experience, by following the life of the ship the Komagata Maru, which spent thirty six years delivering immigrants to the New Worl… , immigration , Komagata Maru , racism , Sikh , poetry , Canadian history , history , migration

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Hill, The

Hill, The

Grades: 8-12
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This engaging adventure story, a modern adaptation of a Cree oral story, follows the journey of Kyle, a Cree boy, and Jared, a Caucasian, into a parallel spirit world to defeat a man-eating beast. At… , oral history , trickster , First Nations , conflict , worldview , beliefs , history , culture , Cree , adventure , oral tradition

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Painting the Black

Painting the Black

Grades: 8-9
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High school senior Ryan is drawn to his athletically gifted, brash yet charismatic new neighbour Josh, and the two quickly become friends who share a love of baseball. As the novel unfolds, Ryan sees… , sports , baseball , football , growing up , peer pressure , friendship , assault , dilemma , courage , acceptance , scholarship

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Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, The

Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, The

Grades: 7-12
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Fifteen year old Adam struggles with OCD and a complex family life. At group therapy, he instantly falls in love with Robyn, a fragile young woman. Adam feels he must get better in order to protect a… , romance , mystery , mental illness , mental health , obsessive-compulsive disorder , OCD , hoarding disorder , anxiety , therapy , group therapy , family problems , blended family , single-parent family

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Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-50

Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-50

Grades: 9-11
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This in-depth examination of Aboriginal heath and healing in British Columbia from 1900 to 1950 would be a useful resource for teachers covering these themes in their secondary classes. Traditional Ab… , Aboriginal health , British Columbia , 1900-1950 , colonization , Indian Health Schooling

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Avenue M comme Mystère

Avenue M comme Mystère

Grades: 5-7
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Jonathan et sa soeur Mélissa habitent un petit quartier tranquille où rien d’intéressant ne semble se passer. Mais, petit à petit, des événements inhabituels se produisent, jusqu’au moment où la mort

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Je hais les lunettes

Je hais les lunettes

Grades: 5-7
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Magali refuse de porter des lunettes même si elle en a besoin. Elle a attrapé la rougeole et sa vue a baissé. Pendant plus d’un an, elle déjoue le test de vision qu’elle doit passer avec l’infirmière

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Ballade de Vipérine, La

Ballade de Vipérine, La

Grades: 6-12
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Négligée par ses parents, Vipérine réalise qu’elle est maintenant plus vieille que sa sœur Fée, morte à 11 ans. Elle doit trouver un moyen d’exister pour elle-même, sans le fantôme de Fée. Elle vole l.

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Vert de peur

Vert de peur

Grades: 6-9
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Les parents de Julien décident d’envoyer Marcel, son grand-père, dans un foyer de personnes âgées, car il commence à perdre la mémoire. Marcel ne veut pas y finir ses jours et il se lance dans une fol

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Made the Grade - September Newly Evaluated Resources

The ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers!

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Peak

Peak

Grades: 6-12
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Peak is the story of two fourteen year olds, one a privileged American and the other a poor Nepalese boy, who aspire to be the youngest to summit Mt. Everest. It is an engaging read that will appeal t… , Adventure , Young Adult Fiction , risk-taking , parenting , independence , coming-of-age , environment , colonialism

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Storyteller: The Art of Roy Henry Vickers

Storyteller: The Art of Roy Henry Vickers

Grades: PreK-12
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Storyteller is a collection of works by BC First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers. The colourful, bright images and Vickers’ accompanying descriptive, simple narratives will appeal to and engage stud… , aboriginal , aboriginal ancestry , First Nations , BC , British Columbia , indigenous , Tsimshian , Haida , Heiltsuk , art , creator , spirit , Canada , visual arts , ceremony , narrative , enlightenment , storyteller , history , eagle , Moon , raven , nature , whale , beaver , otter

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Tomorrow When the War Began

Tomorrow When the War Began

Grades: 7-12
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Although this Australian dystopian novel was first published in 1993 it is still current and readers can picture the events occurring today. The well developed plot and strong character development pr… , Adventure , War , Australia , Dystopian Fiction , Reluctant Readers , Young Adult Fiction , Colonialism , Teamwork , Strong Female Characters , Teen Series

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Connecting Comprehension and Technology: Adapt and Extend Toolkit Practices

Connecting Comprehension and Technology: Adapt and Extend Toolkit Practices

Grades: PreK-7
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Part of the Comprehension Toolkit series, this professional resource supports both grades K – 7 ELA with lessons that incorporate technology to build student literacy and communication skills, and the… , technology , literacy , comprehension , iPad , multimedia , supplemental resource , professional resource , lesson plans , Professional learning

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4Four Big Ideas for the Future: Understanding Our Innovative Selves

4Four Big Ideas for the Future: Understanding Our Innovative Selves

Grades: PreK-12
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This professional resource is a compilation of four seminars given by the author. The conversational tone makes this an easy read, and the four key topics are well-explained, timely, and will resonat… , professional learning , 21st century skills , digital footprints , digital storytelling , assessing data , technology implementation , emerging technologies , digital citizenship , professional resource

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Be Safe!

Be Safe!

Grades: K-3

Be Safe! is the Canadian Red Cross’ updated collection of resources to address personal safety to prevent sexual abuse of children. Aimed at children in grades K-3, the array of resources—including a… , Be Safe! , Be Safe , CARE kit , Canadian Red Cross , Sexual Health , Sexual Abuse Prevention , Personal Safety , Social Health , Community Health , Health Education , Healthy Choices , Healthy Body , Safety Rules , C.A.R.E. kit

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Healthy Youth Relationships

Healthy Youth Relationships

Grades: 7-12

This well-planned, engaging resource from the Canadian Red Cross focuses on violence prevention strategies in relationships, to help high school students recognize healthy, positive relationships, and… , relationships , dating , unhealthy relationships , healthy relationships , dating violence , violence prevention , youth relationships , violent relationships , LGTBQ

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Matific

Matific

Grades: K-6
Supplier: Matific

Matific is an appealing, student and teacher-friendly math resource for students in grades K through 6. Its design provides a variety of learning and teaching options: lessons for teachers to introdu… , math , mathematics , education , learning games

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Sockeye Salmon Odyssey

Sockeye Salmon Odyssey

Grades: 3-6
Supplier: Kimae Books

This comprehensive Canadian resource presents the life cycle of the sockeye salmon in lengthy, detailed chapters, with informative and engaging coloured illustrations. It is effectively designed for … , Sockeye , salmon life cycle , alevin , Adams River run , Fraser River , Pacific salmon , B.C. salmon

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Vision Pro Classroom Management Software

Vision Pro Classroom Management Software

Grades: undefined
Supplier: Netop

This software management program allows teachers to monitor and control a network of computers from the teacher’s computer. Once installed, teachers can prepare computers before students arrive in the… , Monitor , screen sharing , software , classroom management

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