Kindergarten to Grade 3
Language Arts Resources
TumbleBooks Library: TumbleBooks are talking picture books that you can read or have read to you. This resource ideal for new readers and include titles in French and Spanish. Free access is available through the Strathcona County Library.
Storyline Online: Storyline hosts videos of celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. There are dozens of titles to choose from, and each entry includes a recommended grade level as well as links to purchase the book for your own story time at home.
Great Books for EIPS Kids: A list of book recommendations made specifically for Elk Island Public Schools students.
ReadTheory: ReadTheory provides personalized reading comprehension exercises for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. These exercises are perfect for students at any reading level, including Second Language Learners.
Raz Kids: This website provides kindergarten to Grade 5 students with eBooks that emphasize keeping readers motivated and engaged throughout. Out-of-school learners in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be provided with a username and password from their out-of-school learning teacher.
Starfall: A literacy resource for students in kindergarten to Grade 3, Starfall encourages children to explore letters and sounds, word recognition, reading comprehension and fluency.
Reading Bear: Perfect for early readers, Reading Bear allows students to sound out words, letter by letter and work on their recognition and pronunciation skills.
ABCYa: ABCYa is a collection of fun and engaging games that help students develop their literacy skills. Perfect for reluctant readers or as a fun activity during break time.
Pobble: Pobble is a collection of 365 writing prompts that provides inspiration and challenges to help students develop their own writing and storytelling skills.
Optional Math Resources
Math Resources and Ideas for Families: This short guide teaches you some fun ways to continue to enhance math learning after classes have ended for the day. It contains a variety of resources for all kinds of learners.
Here are some additional tools for math support - Thank you Mr. Belsek for curating the following resources:
- Free Math Apps from the Math Learning Centre
- Online Number Line - https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-line/
- Online Pattern Blocks - https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/pattern-shapes/
- Virtual Manipulatives (used for base ten blocks)- Requires flash
The following math websites organize their resources based on curriculum standards from other countries. Instead of searching based on grade, you may want to search based on topic or concept to find the appropriate resources for the concepts you would like to practice.
Optional French Resources
Usito - A French Dictionary
CBC French: A collection of French-language videos, games, activities and news items made just for kids!
TV5Monde: Much like CBC French, TV5Monde provides a variety of French-language videos, games and activities to help French learners develop their language skills.
Télé-Québec: A collection of fun French-language cartoons and videos. With hundreds of individual episodes across a variety of topics and genres, there's something for everybody.
1jour/1actu: Intended for more developed French language learners, 1jour/1actu provides a collection of daily news information including videos, articles and podcasts.
Curio.ca: This CBC site hosts a variety of informative videos on many different topics including math, science, art and more.
Apprendre le Français: This resource includes activities, video clips, sample conversation scripts, and vocabulary lists based organized by ability level.
Optional General Resources
Interland - Be Internet Awesome - Interland is an adventure-packed online game that puts the key lessons of digital citizenship and safety into hands-on practice. Play your way to being Internet Awesome.
Online Reference Centre: This resource collects a variety of reference sites (e.g. National Geographic Kids, The Canadian Encyclopedia, Powerknowledge) for students to explore, read and research. Please contact your teacher for username and password.
Typing Club: For those having trouble navigating a keyboard, Typing Club will help them master their skills with various typing games and practice activities.