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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, No. 7, May/June 2006

Ten new BCTF lesson aids

1 LA 9980 — Teacher Planbook by Schoolhouse Publications Inc., 308 p. ©2006 This 22 cm x 28 cm book contains an August to August two-page per month "Month at a Glance" section, 196 pp.—daily plans, 16 pp.—seating plan/class lists/comments, 4 pp.—timetables, 4 pp—meetings log, 8 pp—parent communication, 40 pp—record keeping, 2 pp.—resources, and 5 pp—telephone and address directory. The front and back covers are laminated and the book is 3-hole punched. $17.95.

2 LA 9509 Global Climate Change: An Interactive Activity Booklet for Kids. by Cathryn Moffett with Victoria International Development Education Association Youth Group, 17 p. ©2005. This illustrated black and white activity booklet meets the prescribed learning outcomes for Grades 3–5 for earth and space science and social studies for the environment. This workbook is a fun and hands-on way for children to learn about the causes and effects of climate change. It can be used as a compliment to the VIDEA workshop as a classroom activity, or as a take-home project. This booklet contains a wide variety of activities and information as a way of engaging different types of learners. For ages 8–10. $6.95.

3 LA 9510—Fraser River Estuary—Surrey/Delta Bird Habitats by Untamed Spirits Publishing, 34 p. ©2006. This colourful photo journal and resource book relates the hidden treasure and irreplaceable resource of Canada’s wilderness heritage. Located just south of Vancouver, BC, the Fraser River estuary plays host annually to millions of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway. This book presents a portrait of this wildlife spectacle of birds and their habitats. Feature habitats include the Fraser River Estuary, Boundary Bay, Serpentine Fen, Elgin Heritage Park, Blackie Spit Park and Semiahmoo Peninsula Shoreline, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Brunswick Point and Ladner Marsh and Burns Bog. All ages. $6.95.

4 LA 9204—Prime Ministers of Canada by LearnSmart Publishing Co. 2 p. ©2006. Double-sided and laminated bilingual (English/French) ready-reference sheet of the 19 Prime Ministers from John Macdonald to Paul Martin. Sheet fits into a 3-hole binder. Grades 4+, $3.95

5 LA 9223—Flags of the World by LearnSmart Publishing Co. 2 p. ©2006. Double-sided, colourful and laminated bilingual (English/ French) ready-reference sheet of the flags of the world for 92 countries and four international organizations. Fits into a 3-hole binder. Grades 4+. $3.95

6 LA2576B Weaving a Country—Teacher's Guide by Wilma Maki, 34 p. ©2005. This teacher's guide for LA2576A—Weaving a Country: Stories from Canadian Immigrants, will help teachers incorporate the text material into existing social studies or language arts programs, or to develop a special unit on immigration for students in Grades 5–7. The guide was designed to expand on the ideas in the text through activities that will meet individual classroom needs. The guide provides discussion questions and activities for each of the five chapter readings and includes seven blackline masters. Grades 5–7. $15.95. LA 2576A—Weaving a Country: Stories from Canadian immigrants. $16.95

7 LA F9917—Techniques d’impact en classe Danie Beaulieu, 174 p. ©2001. Des objets simples servent à transmettre des connaissances intellectuelles et scolaires tout en nourissant les qualités humaines chez l’élève. Avec ces techniques d’impact, l’élève intègre ses nouveaux savoirs plus rapidement, plus profondément et avec plus d’intensité. M-12. $37.95

8 LA F8008—Émergence de l’écrit Andrée Gaudreau, 300 p. ©2005. Le principal objectif de cet ouvrage est de contribuer de façon significative, au moyen d‚unse intervention précoce ciblant le processus d‚émergence de l’écrit, à la prévention des difficultés d’apprentissage en lecture et en écriture. Chacune des 142 activités cible une ou des intentions pédagogiques portant sur la conscience métalinguistique (ex. conscience phonologique) ou le développement des habiletés auditives ou visuelles : attention, discrimination et mémoire de travail. M-3e $67.95

9 LA F9002—L’art de communiquer oralement : jeux et exercices d’expression orale Cathy Miyata, 174 p. ©2004. Ce livre propose diverses stratégies, techniques et activités reliées aux présentations orales. 3e-12e $39.95

10 F9912—Les cartes d’organisation d’idées : une façon efficace de structurer sa pensée Sirois Gervais, Nancy Margulies. 111 p. ©2005. Cet ouvrage illustre des techniques reliées à l’utilisation de cartes d’organisation d’idées (carte mentale et conceptuelle) en salle de classe. $39.95.

More curriculum resources and information are available at www.bcalmer.ca.

To order any of the above lesson aids, enclose a cheque payable to the BCTF or authorized purchase order to BCTF Lesson Aids Service 100-550 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2 or telephone 604-871-2180 or toll free 1-800-663-9163, Local 2180, with a Visa or Mastercard. GST and postage/handling are included in the prices. Orders are sent by return mail. Lesson Aids office and display room hours: 9:00-5:00 Mon. to Fri. from Sept. to June; 9:00-5:00 Tues. to Fri. during July and Aug.; 9:00-12:00 on Sat. during Sept., Oct., Jan., and Feb. bctf.ca/LessonAids

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