Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Literacy & Library


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.

Subject Associations

Web Resources

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.
Ontario Ministry of Education web resources for English language learner instruction and professional development (K-12).
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.


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.