Literature

Manitoba Textbook Bureau where you can search for recommended literature and literature support materials http://www.mtbb.mb.ca/catalogue/en/

Manitoba Education quality literature lists http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/ela/lit_list/index.html

CanLit is the largest Canadian supplier to school libraries http://www.canlitforkids.com/

Alberta Education Grade 9 list  http://education.alberta.ca/media/645850/grade9.pdf

Free eBooks from Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ 

6000+ Free Books from Balwin Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/baldwin/all/thumbs

Animal Farm - by George Orwell http://www.shmoop.com/animal-farm/symbolism-imagery.html

Harry Potter - by J.K. Rowling, this site founded by Emerson Spartz (When he was 12 years old!) is a fan-based site full of information. http://www.mugglenet.com/ 

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This site, officiated by Tracee Orman, features lesson plans and teaching materials. http://www.hungergameslessons.com/ 

Canterbury Tales (updated online version)

California Department of Education recommended literature K-12 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/ll/ 

Reading Like a Historian http://sheg.stanford.edu/?q=node/45

Teacher Resources for Literature http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html?discipline=4&grade=0&imageField2.x=7&imageField2.y=15

Unsure if you want to adopt a classic? Check out summaries on SparkNotes. http://www.sparknotes.com/sparknotes/

YouTube Videos

Why we read and Shakespeare Crash Course in Romeo and Juliette
http://youtu.be/MSYw502dJNY 

Rick’s Reading Workshop: Overview
Rick Kleine gives an overview of one day’s Reading Workshop format.  We
see excerpts of the mini-lesson and conferences.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYdbX-kpYE0&feature=relmfu

Rick’s Reading Workshop: One on One
Rick Kleine gives an overview of other structures of the Reading Workshop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrhxmTZ2_JM&feature=relmfu

Rick’s Reading Workshop: Mini-lesson
In this video, we see the more complete version of the mini-lesson that
we saw pieces of in the overview video.  Rick uses shared reading (also
known as an interactive read aloud) to teach students about making
theories about character traits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJjGKJawG8U

Rick’s Reading Workshop: Silent Reading
In this video, Rick Kleine gives us an in-depth look at a conference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcNpqfNAL0&feature=relmfu


Canadian Authors (in revision):
GuyGavriel Kay - received the Order of Canada in 2015  http://www.guygavrielkay.ca/ 

Metropolitan Museum - over 400 FREE online art books with full text. Search "books" at  http://www.metmuseum.org/visit  

Shakespeare in famous voices - YouTube by Impressionist Jim Meskimen