Literacy – Teachers – K-3
Student Learning Assessments (SLAs)
are digital tests administered at the beginning of the school year in Grade 3. They assess outcomes related to literacy and numeracy in language arts and mathematics in Alberta’s current Grade 2 provincial programs of study.
has grade-level lessons that are incorporated into areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first-grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding. Fun children’s Holiday activities are available in grade level sections!
Find all of your favourite PBS characters, each with learning games for kids to play: Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy, The Cat in the Hat, and lots more.
National Geographic Kids
Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There’s even a “Little Kids” section for the younger explorers in your house.
Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street’s online home. They can choose from hundreds of the show’s video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors and more.
is an online collection of TumbleBooks animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.
is an educational website that provides interactive content to help children with the fundamentals of learning: reading, basic math, shapes, and phonics.
is the world’s leading online children’s subscription book service, offering thousands of high-quality books for children. Educators can sign up for FREE!
TIME for Kids
From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIME for Kids is loaded with interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn’t as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children.
Raz -Kids is an online reading program. Log in using your Teacher Username. Reading A-Z gives teachers access to printable and projectable skill-based lesson plans, high-interest texts, close reading packs, decodable passages, and informative assessments to guide cutting-edge instruction.
6 + 1 Traits of Writing
Find scoring guides and lesson resources for 6+1 Traits of Writing.
Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium: develops performance assessments and rubrics, scaffolding tools, and unit plans modelling backward design; collects samples of student work that demonstrate a range of quality relative to assessment criteria; and maintains a practical website with links of interest, assessment tools and templates designed for classroom use.
The purpose of Pobble 365 is to make it easy for busy teachers to create engaging lessons. Every day, you can find an interesting picture to spark a lesson, together with writing prompts and philosophical questions that you can use with your students on a smartboard screen, or printed out with our easy-to-use PDFs.
National Film Board of Canada
Create a free login and discover over 3,000 productions that take a stand on the issues that matter most to Canadians. Discover newly released films about Canadian issues with productions available in both French and English for kindergarten to grade 12. Be sure to check the Education tab to find more educational support.
DOGO News has short format articles for kids on current events, science, sports and more plus lots of pictures, videos and an interactive map!
Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Online Resources
Access all the F&P Resources online resources here. (F&P BAS, LLI Systems, as well as F&P Classroom)
Empowering Writers A thriving writing community starts with the foundational skills every writer needs to bring his or her words to life. Empowering Writers teaches educators how to teach their students to express themselves freely and effectively, first orally and then in written text. This scaffolded approach builds a community of writers that embraces engagement, productive feedback, and collaboration.