Grade 12 English Language Arts

The title says it all!  This is a list of 100 writing prompts, suitable for all ages of writers.

100 Ideas for Writing

Teacher Professional Development by subject and grade.

Annenberg Teacher Professional Development

Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books. Audio Owl catalogs public domain recordings of books that are in the public domain. Because the recordings are in the public domain anyone is free to download, listen to, and share the recordings. Audio Owl has arranged hundreds of recordings into an easy-to-browse collection. You can browse the collection by genre or search by title, author, or keyword. If you choose to browse by genre, Audio Owl presents all of the titles in a visually appealing display of book covers.

AudioOwl Free Audio Books
Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.

Bubbabrain

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary allows users to enter any word and be given the definition and pronunciation of that word.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Kivioq Sasquatch Jos. Montferrand Alexis-le-trotteur
Johnny Canuck ~ the site has the information on these 5 Canadian Legends.


The Realm of Myth

 A collection of media pieces (illustrations, animations, games, movies) for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.  These would be great with an interactive whiteboard!

CoolSchool 

Purpose: To gain background information about Anne's
life and conditions under Hitler's rule

Diary of Anne Frank

Edistorm takes the metaphor of sticky notes on a boardroom wall and brings it online allowing anyone - anywhere to brainstorm with only a web browser.

Each user picks their favorite ideas and Edistorm brings the best ones forward.

Edistorm

English Language Arts A 30: Canadian Voices and Perspectives is organized into two units: Diverse Landscapes and Peoples and Diverse Voices.

These two units are subdivided into six themes:

A Vast and Varied Land
Nature and the Seasons
Canadian Identity and Diversity
Regional Perspectives: The Prairies
Voices Through Time
Aboriginal Voices

Canadian Voices and Perspectives

Absolutely FREE online books! Thousands of novels, poems, stories and easy to read books online.

ReadPrint.com

Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

A two page document that defines many poetic terms.

Glossary of Poetic Terms

Can you become a master ninja?  This game reviews the parts of speech and is appropriate for all levels.

Grammar Ninja

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories ~ the title says it all!

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories


A terrific site with many examples of references, endnotes, footnotes, etc.

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

Debating is a structured contest of argumentation in which two opposing individuals or teams defend and attack a given proposition. The procedure is bound by rules that vary based on location and participants. The process is adjudicated and a winner is declared. Debating is a foundational aspect of a democratic society and thus reflects the values of Canadians.

Instructional Strategies Online - Debates

Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links

Images, FAQs, biography, resources, etc. for Jack London.

Jack London Online Collection

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

LearnAlberta
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can: * Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go, * Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer, * View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen, * Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.

Lit2Go MP3 Stories and Poems

A two page document that defines words like dialogue, genre, hyperbole, mood, etc.

Cheat Sheet

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with activities and games.

Merriam-Webster Online

For thousands of years people have associated objects in the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their physical world with the gods and goddesses of their cultures. Through these pages, find out about the gods and goddesses of different cultures around the world, and the works of art people have created to give them expression.

Mythology

Find links to newspapers and news media. Discover the most extensive newspaper and news media guide on the internet.

Newspapers - Newspaper & News Media Guide

Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended. 

Online Learning Centre Resources 

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.


Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

Plagiarism is a rapidly growing problem in many venues today. Because it is so easy to locate information using the Internet, students have given in to the temptation to take materials and use them for their own. This needs to be addressed by all who are in the education field -- by teaching the observance of proper citation and copyright compliance AND by making sure our students know that stealing someone else's work is wrong. This site may help you in your efforts towards these goals.

Plagiarism Stoppers : A Teachers Guide

A little searching quickly reveals that Sahr's site is not the only repository for plagiarizable papers. There are several large sites which sell papers, and even more which maintain small collections available for free. There are even some which promise custom-written papers.
Plagiarism and the Web

Created by teacher, for teachers, Promethean Planet is a unique teaching, sharing and support community - your place to connect, create and change the classroom!  Create an account and interactive whiteboard ideas and resources are yours to download.

Promethean Planet

A step by step approach to writing a paper.

IPL Teenspace: Research & Writing

Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more!


Scholastic.com | Teachers

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

You can either print crossword puzzles to solve offline or play online.

Smart Crossword

Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about stories, folklore, and fairy tales. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

SuperTeacherTools
Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator
Writeboards are shareable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes.  Use Writeboard to write solo or collaborate with others.

Writeboard

Not only definitions but word games, reference articles and more are at this site.

Your Dictionary.com

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books.  You must sign up for a username and password to create your own books.

Zoo Burst Augmented Reality 3D Pop-up Books

GSCS Global Resources Search

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