||Volume 18, No. 3, November/December 2005
Ten new BCTF lesson aids
1 LA 8504—High Tide, Low Tide by Gloria Snively, 46 p. ©2005. This coloring, story and activity book gives children a chance to explore the rocky shores at high and low tides. The story describes how the animals move, gather their food, protect themselves from predators and behave at high tide and at low tide. Included are 39 carefully researched and rendered drawings of barnacles, mussels, snails, sea stars, hermit crabs, shore crabs, tidepool sculpins, sea anemones, sea urchins, octopuses, seaweeds and shore birds. The story and thinking activities enable parents and teachers to help children understand basic seashore relationships such as tidal cycle, predator-prey, habitat, plankton, scavenger, how animals protect themselves from predators, from drying out at low tide, and how animals keep from being battered to death by waves. Grades K and up. $11.95
2 LA 9174—Frindle. by Rob Seath, 36 p. ©2005. This reading response for the novel Frindle by Andrew Clemente can be used with any classroom groupings, from individuals to whole class. It is effective for children on adapted or modified programs as well as those learning English as a second language. It is helpful for students who find written output to be a challenge and weaker readers are provided structure because most of the responses focus on critical story elements such as characters, setting, problems and plot. The responses can be photocopied for classroom use as overheads or for individual use. This resource includes open-ended responses, classification activities, analogies, puzzles and word searches and answers. Grades 3–5. $20.
3 LA 9344—Caring for Young People’s Rights by Jan Nicol, Dan Kirk, and Roland Case, 126 p. ©2006. This resource fosters understanding of the nature and range of basic human rights and appreciation of the importance of protecting these rights. Human rights are personalized through real-life profiles of young people in a variety of developing countries. Students then translate the shortfalls in these young people’s daily lives into statements about the rights that everyone needs in order to enjoy a minimum quality of life. Students examine successful development projects by Canadian NGOs and then assume the role of development director in planning a project to secure the rights of one of the profiled young people that students have read about. Includes seven critical challenges with suggested activities: judging quality of life, drawing the line on rights, refining the class charter, reporting on the status of rights, getting the word out, deciding who to support, and designing a development project. Includes blackline masters. Grades 4–12. $29.95
4 LA 9929—Learning Assistance: Heading in to the Future by the Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association, 88 p. This summer 2004 issue of LATA’s The Vital Link Journal, volume 9, number 2, features articles and viewpoints from learning assistance teachers. Grades K–12.
5 LA 8522—Climate Change Action Kit—Primary produced by FORED BC, ©2006. This resource kit produced by FORED BC in co-operation with government agencies, business, NGOs and others, contains original lesson plans, age-appropriate activities, experiments and handbooks to help students track their own climate change emissions and to see how easy it is to reduce emissions around their homes and schools. Students are introduced to concepts including global warming, greenhouse gases, and alternative energy sources such as wind power among others. Curriculum links and two pages of helpful websites are included. Grades K–3. $30.
6 LA 9512—Climate Change Action Kit—Intermediate produced by FORED BC, ©2006. This resource kit produced by FORED BC in co-operation with government agencies, business, NGOs and others, contains original lesson plans, a large colorful activity poster, fact sheets, resource booklets and pamphlets. Students will track their own climate change emissions and see how easy it is to reduce emissions around their homes and schools. Students graph weather patterns and explore climate change impacts in their communities and on wildlife populations. Curriculum links and two pages of helpful websites are also included. Grades 4–7. $38.
7 LA 4092—Climate Change Action Kit—Secondary produced by FORED BC, ©2006. This resource kit produced by FORED BC in co-operation with government agencies, business, NGOs and others, contains original lesson plans, resource information pamphlets, activities, fact sheets and a large colorful activity poster. Students track their own climate change emissions and see how easy it is to reduce emissions around their homes and schools. Students will be introduced to concepts such as ozone layer and renewable resources. They will conduct a media analysis of climate change articles with opposing views and participate in a debate. Curriculum links and two pages of helpful websites are included. Grades 8–12. $38.
8 LAF9916—100 trucs pour améliorer vos relations avec les enfants Danie Beaulieu, 48 p. ©2002. Une synthèse sur les attitudes et stratégies éducatives pour relever les défis du quotidien avec les enfants ainsi que des situations exceptionnelles. S‚adresse aux adultes travaillant avec des jeunes jusqu‚à 11 ans. M-6. $13.95
9 LAF9925—Le Métaguide : un outil et des stratégies pour apprendre à apprendre, Antonio Gravel, Clément Robillard et Stéphane Robitaille, 24 p. ©1995. Le Métaguide sert à appuyer le jeune à l‚intermédiaire et au secondaire dans son apprentissage en lui fournissant des stratégies pour mieux étudier, mieux s‚organiser, mieux planifier, gérer et présenter ses apprentissages. La beauté du Métaguide s‚est qu‚il fournit l‚échaffaudage tout en laissant l‚élève et l‚enseignant décider le contenu. 6e à 10e année $16.95
10 LAF9926—Coopérer pour réussir : Scénarios d‚activités coopératives pour développer des compétences M. Sabourin, L. Bernard, M-F Duchesneau, H. Fugère, H., S. Ladouceur, 170 p. ©2002. Malgré que cet ouvrage utilise les termes de la réforme scolaire au Québec, sa présentation Claire et structurée permettrait aux enseignants du primaire de promouvoir des activités de coopération tout en visant des compétences disciplinaires et des compétences transversales. Ce livre contient de nombreuses fiches reproductibles facilitant l‚interaction entre les jeunes en équipe. M–3 $48.95
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.