The Association of Library Consultants and Coordinators of Ontario (TALCO)
A Year of Reading
A blog on reading by two teachers who read a lot. They provide ideas both on adult and kid literature. The bloggers are both authors of various books, including Still Learning to Read, Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop, The Joy of Planning, and the Poetry Friday Anthology for Science.
Cathy Jo Nelson’s Professional Thoughts
A book club site that shares insights from planning and maintaining book club meetings with students and teachers. Ideas for themes and byob days are provided.
Children’s Book Council
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. It provides educational programming & professional development and access to partnerships with other national organizations on reading lists, educational programming, and literacy initiatives.
EduGAINS – Literacy GAINS
Literacy GAINS provides resources to build individual and collaborative capacities to improve literacy teaching and learning in Ontario. Resources support cross-curricular learning, subject-specific literacy, dual credit programs, boys’ literacy, and differentiated instruction.
EduGAINS – ELL GAINS
Ontario Ministry of Education web resources for English language learner instruction and professional development (K-12).
English Language Arts Network (ELAN)
ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario (ERGO)
eWorkshop – Elementary Literacy and Numeracy
English and French resources developed for teachers by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers Federation. Includes lessons, videos, activity sheets, and more.
International Languages Educators’ Association (ILEA)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
(ILA is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 75 countries. Their website includes reading lists and unit and lesson plans.
Think Literacy - Student Success/Learning to 18
Think Literacy includes lesson plans, videos, posters, and other teaching resources that are focused on literacy for students in Grades 7 to 12. These resources help teachers strengthen the connection between literacy skills and the courses they are teaching.
Reading is Fundamental Literacy
Variety of resources, articles, and facts about reading, reading aloud, and choosing good books.
Me Read? No, Way!
Me Read? No, Way! is a practical guide, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Education, for improving boys’ literacy skills.
Me Read? And How!
Me Read? And How! is a guide based on the Boys’ Literacy Teacher Inquiry Project, providing practical and effective strategies that teachers can put to use in the elementary or secondary classroom.
Ontario Student Success/Learning to 18
This site provides a series of documents useful for teaching librarians:
Ontario Classical Association (OCA)
Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA)
Ontario School Library Association (OSLA)
Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario (TESL)