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Inuit Culture, Living History - NFB/blog

The Unikkausivut collection and educator's guide
"The Unikkausivut collection and educator's guide (PDF) are intended not only to help non-Inuit students visualize themes of change and continuity in the Canadian Arctic, but also to help those who live in the North better understand the diversity in Inuit practices and narratives.

"This educational guide has been designed to introduce instructors to background information about Inuit life, both past and present. (It is available in English and in French. )


Get your reluctant readers engaged with fiction

"Sidestreets" Resource guide PDF
Are you looking for new ways to get your reluctant readers engaged with fiction? The "Sidestreets" Resource PDF guide offers a number of ways to engage with text. These work especially well with the many shorter hi-low titles that are on the market at the moment.

Take a look at this sample (#19):
"Try this activity to get students working with a form of writing many of them encounter every day — script-writing! Have students choose a scene from the novel and write it as a script for a movie, TV show or documentary. Encourage them to think about how some of their favourite books have been made into movies, like The Fault in Our Stars or the Hunger Games series."


Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction

For the Love of Reading
NoveList's "SchoolKidLit" blog is encouraging TLs to matchup FIC and Nonfic. Extending reading from one to the other is a great way to broaden students' reading experience. Create your own "pairing poster" using Canva, Word or PPT.

"A big part of what we do as librarians is foster a love of reading. This means, in part, finding the right book for each individual reader. While we know that there are students who want to read nonfiction, all too often these students are pointed to fiction selections for classroom units. By aligning fiction and nonfiction reading choices, you can help students (and teachers) find books that meet subject  requirements and engage both fiction and nonfiction readers."

Also - in NoveList (EBSCO) try this search:
"NF Fiction-Nonfiction AND ND Picture Book Extenders"
for great read-alouds and classroom activities.