Educational activities

Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers instructions for a number of fun activities that can help build literacy skills. The activities are suitable for a wide range of age groups, from children to adults.

Activities include a community scavenger hunt; charades; and making a puppet theatre out of cardboard.

The authors have also included ideas for activities based on popular children’s books.

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2014-02-17

Culture Days Activities (2011)

This kit offers a variety of ideas and activities for exploring different cultures. The activities can be used in the classroom, during a library program, or in a literacy program.

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2014-02-10

Blogging in the Classroom (2011)

A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Learners

The authors begin by explaining what a blog is and why it can be a good learning tool, then go on to describe several types of blogs that are particularly relevant in a classroom setting.

The authors explain that blogging can benefit learners by helping them develop their writing ability, gain multimedia skills, and build an online community.

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2011-10-18

How-to-Kit: Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers suggestions for combining literacy and active living. Some of the ideas include a community scavenger hunt, charades and an obstacle course. The authors have also included a number of songs with suggestions for acting them out.

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2010-09-28

How To Kit - Writing Ideas (2009)

This how-to kit can be used by teachers and adult educators, or it can be used for a community workshop to encourage writing by people of all ages.

The authors begin with a section on prewriting activities, including brainstorming and clustering, to help learners choose a topic or narrow their focus. The next section, on writing techniques and ideas, helps learners generate, organize and communicate their ideas.

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2010-05-11

How To Kit - Family Literacy Activities Night 2 (2009)

This is another in a series of how-to kits developed by the NWT Literacy Council. It includes tips for organizing a family literacy activities night, from choosing a date to advertising the event.

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2010-05-05

How To Kit - Storysacks (2009)

A Guide to making a storysack

This guide explains how storysacks can be used to get children excited about reading. A storysack includes books, an audiotape of the story, props and suggestions for activities based on the books.

The guide explains how to use a storysack in a variety of settings; offers guidelines for choosing appropriate books; suggests possible activities to go with the books; and provides ideas for props.

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2010-04-20

The Northern Edge Study Guide (2009)

Learning activities for fifteen stories from the first five issues of The Northern Edge

This study guide, produced by the NWT Literacy Council, is aimed at both adult learners and adult educators. It includes learning activities based on fifteen stories from the first five issues of The Northern Edge, an online newspaper for adult learners.

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2010-02-19

Lesson 7: Elementary Teacher Assistant (2005)

Plan a class field trip

This two-part lesson plan teaches Elementary Teacher Assistants or Early Childcare workers how to plan a class field trip. The first lesson introduces the criteria and details involved in planning a class trip. In the second lesson, the learners use community resources, Internet, library, information centres etc. to complete an outline of a field trip. The lesson was prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers.

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2009-12-23

Beginnings and Beyond: The Caregiver and Kindergarten Readiness (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet offers caregivers and parents ideas for helping children develop the skills they will need when they start school.

The authors focus on play-based, hands-on activities, not formal education. The activities focus on numbers and math readiness; reading readiness; listening and sequencing; social skills; position and direction; motor skills; time; and learning about size, colours and shapes.

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2009-12-02

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