Inquiry- Resources for ELA 6

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Resource One: Supporting ELA

Teacher Resource

Found by: Sheena Gigian

Description:

Title: “Supporting ELA”

Author: Jade Ballek

Copyright Year: Aug 2011

Associated Agencies/Organizations: Collective Members of the website

Link: http://supporting-ela.wikispaces.com/Grade+6
          This is an amazing teaching resource for ELA. They have every grade level within their website. You can become a member to upload and share your lesson plans. They are based in Saskatchewan and therefore follow the Sask Ed Curriculum. They have several unit plans, resources, lesson plans and year plans for all teachers to use. They include areas for assessment ideas, formats and template. They also have a section on multi-grade classrooms and how to teach ELA to split classrooms. They also have several rubrics already created and ready for download. This is overall an amazing resource for new teachers entering the field. It has everything you need and relates to the Saskatchewan Outcomes and Indicators.

Resource Two: First Nations and Métis Role Models

Teacher Resource

Found by: Sheena Gigian

Description:

Title: “First Nations and Métis Role Models”

Author: Chantelle Burch

Copyright Year: June 2011

Associated Agencies/Organizations: Living Sky School Division No. 202

Link: https://treaty6education.lskysd.ca/sites/treaty6education.lskysd.ca/files/ELA%20gr%206.pdf
   This is an amazing resource tying in First Nations Treaty Education into an ELA lesson regarding role models both past and present, who have an impact on the way they see themselves, and others. There is also a focus on stories that lead to a deeper understanding about culture.The lesson covers various ELA curriculum outcomes, indicators and Treaty Ed outcomes and indicators.If you head to the main website https://treaty6education.lskysd.ca/teachingunits you can find various other resources for not only ELA, but other subjects as well. A benefit to this resource as a whole is it is based within Saskatchewan and therefore uses the Saskatchewan Curriculum and Treaty Education outcomes. They provide various resources within the website and a vast amount of lesson plans, unit plans and year plan ideas with a focus on tying Treaty Ed into various subject matter.

Resource Three: Plan for Inquiry

Teacher Resource

Found by: Sheena Gigian

Description:

Title: “Plan for Inquiry”

Author: Saskatchewan School Library Association

Copyright Year: 2016

Associated Agencies/Organizations: Government of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Education

Link: http://ssla.ca/Plan+for+Inquiry
      The main focus for this resource is for teachers planning inquiry in ELA. They provide resources for ELA inquiry-related indicators to help organize and direct student work.  The ELA curriculum provides one example of  “how to” conduct an inquiry while the content of the inquiry is also directed or shaped by guiding questions and opportunities for inquiry found in curricula for other subject areas. This website host various resources within to help guide teachers in planning for inquiry within their classroom. Since they are based out of Saskatchewan, they follow the curriculum outcomes and indicators. They also have several different tips and strategies on how to effectively organize and implement inquiry in ELA and various other subject areas. They cover K-12. This is also a great resource for creating your own professional community, as we all know networking is the best form of resource within teaching.

 

Resource Four: Teachers Pay Teachers

Teacher Resource

Found by: Sheena Gigian

Description:

Title: “Teachers Pay Teachers”

Author: Teachers Pay Teachers Organization and Fellow Members of the website

Copyright Year: 2016

Link:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/English-Language-Arts/Grade-Level/Sixth
           Teachers Pay Teachers is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another. They are the first and largest open marketplace where teachers share, sell, and buy original educational resources. That means immediate access to a world of expertise and more time to focus on students and teaching. This is a worldwide professional community. Resources range from free to very expensive. They cover all grade levels and subject areas. Many of their formats are downloadable pdfs or word docs which can be altered to meet the needs of your classroom. This is a great resource for teachers who are trying to build their worksheet supply and or are trying to find new and creative way to teach subject material. As this is a worldwide organization, everything you download or purchase will need to be tweaked to meet the curriculum outcomes and indicators in your province or country.

Resource Five: E Reading Worksheets

Teacher Resource

Found by: Sheena Gigian

Description:

Title: E Reading Worksheets

Author: Mr. Morton

Copyright Year: 2016

Website:

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/sentence-structure/sentence-structure-worksheets/  
    Ereading Worksheets provides teachers with high-quality reading worksheets, activities, and resources. This website uses a skill focused approach where each activity targets a specific skill set, but you can also browse the reading worksheets by grade level. The resources on this website cover a broad range of reading, writing, and language arts skills. This site has a growing collection of online reading activities. Everything on here is free for home and classroom use. This site provides new teachers with creative ways to teach subject material. As this is an American website, Canadian teachers would have to ensure the worksheets meet the outcomes and indicators within their province. You can search by topic or skill as opposed to grade level and find the right worksheet for the lesson you are trying to teach. This is a great web based resource for any new or seasoned teacher looking to stockpile their worksheet and data base.

 

Resource 6: Teaching Identity

Teacher Resource

Found by: Shelby Hack

Description:

Title: Teaching- Identity Unit

Author: Amanda Jaksetic Latscha

Copyright Year: n/a

Link :https://www.pinterest.com/jlatscha/teaching-identity-unit/
Overall, Pinterest is a great resource for teachers. It is filled with millions of lessons and resources to use in your classroom. I chose to share a board that is filled with many resources on Identity. Since identity is a main theme in grade 6, I thought this would fit well. The board is filled with many activities to do with your students to teach them about their own identity. Some of the individual pins lead to more resources that have the topic of identity. A handful of the pins are geared towards arts education, but can easily tie in with ELA as well.
           

Resource 7: Teaching Short Stories

Teacher Resource

Found by: Shelby Hack

Description:

Title: Short Story Resources for Teachers

Author: Patricia Dreher Abel

Copyright Year: 1/5/2013

Website: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school-english-lessons/124754-short-story-resources-for-teachers/
Short stories are a great way to incorporate creative writing in your classroom. While they are fun for students, there is a lot that needs to be implemented in a short story. This short story resource has great information on teaching the five elements of a short story. This page also has strategies and suggestions for teaching students how to foreshadow, use symbolism and implement drama and mood into their writing. You can also find links to short stories by many famous writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, which are great examples to show your students.

 

Resource 8: Classroom Debates

Teacher Resource

Found by: Shelby Hack

Description:

Title: Classroom Debates

Author: Education World

Copyright Year: N/A

Link: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson304b.shtml
Debates are always fun to bring into your classroom. They get students engaged and create great conversations. They are also great to use interdisciplinarily with social studies as they encourage students to create their own values and norms and to also test their pre-existing beliefs. In order to conduct a proper debate with your students, it is important that both teachers and students understand the formal rules. This website does a great job of laying out the debate process in student-friendly knowledge. It also provides many debate topics to take up with your class. The website also provides rubrics that provide a great grading tool to make it easy to mark your students.

           

Resource 9: Poetry

Teacher Resource

Found by: Shelby Hack

Description:

Title: Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades

Author: Paul B. Janeczko                     

Copyright Year: 2011

Website: www.heinmann.com
This PDF file is filled with a handful of poems and many lesson plans to further your students’ understanding of poetry. Although this resource was produced in the states, the lessons and poems are valid to use in your classroom as they are geared towards middle years students. Not only are these poems fun and encourage student learning, but they will also get students engaged and excited about the world of poetry. One promise that the author of this resource states is that your student’s perspectives with grow by using this resource. Reason being, multiple perspectives were taken in to consideration when creating this resource. Likewise, the author created a table to show educators what each poem entails in terms of theme, figurative language, tone, plot, etc. This makes it easy for teachers to pick poems that best suit their lessons.

 

Resource 10: Aboriginal Literature

Teacher Resource

Found by: Shelby Hack

Description:

Title: Aboriginal Literature in Canada- A teacher’s Resource Guide

Author: Renate Eigenbrod

Copyright Year: 2003

Link: www.oise.utoronto.ca  
I am so happy to have come across this resource. It is amazing! This PDF document is free to use and can be easily downloaded to your computer. It includes a variety of literature from Cree, Metis, Okanogan, Mohawk, Oijibway and Mi”kmaq nations. The document is broken into sections by the nations listed above which makes it easy to navigate. Likewise, the document gives an in depth  description of each nation which can be shared with students so they have a better understand of it’s peoples. Also, after each piece of literature, the authors have a “Suggestions for Teachers” section which can be extremely helpful to guide lessons. Lastly, the document includes many other resources that are related to each piece of literature that is shown in the PDF.

           

 

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