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Archive for August, 2008

Literacy Collection

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 27, 2008

The literacy collection kits are tubs containing a variety of books on different topics.  Topics include high interest fiction and non-fiction, history, science, math, theatre, art, inventions, sports, graphic novels, media literacy, and more.

Literacy collection kits are booked through our Video Library.  Please see our website for media booking instructions.

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Curriculum Kits

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 25, 2008

The Terry James Video Library features many kits which contain books and other media.  The curriculum based kits highlight subjects used in the current curriculum.  Titles include:

Ancient civilizations Greek and Roman – Features of communities around the world – Aspects of government – Medieval times – Rocks and minerals – Folktales – Famous Canadians – We are all equal – Natural resources – Cuisenaire rods – plus many more.

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We’re erasing prejudice for good curriculum kits

Erasing predudice kits

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Novel Sets

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 21, 2008

Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown.

After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he’s sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.  Reading level: Primary.

 

Castle Diary: the Journal of Tobias Burgess, by Richard Platt.

As a page in his uncle’s castle in thirteenth-century England, eleven-year-old Tobias records in his journal his experiences learning how to hunt, play games of skill, and behave in noble society. Includes notes on noblemen, castles, and feudalism.  Reading level: Junior.

 

 

We All Fall Down, by Eric Walters.

Today is September 10, 2001.  As an assignment, all the students in Will’s class will be going to their parents’ workplaces tomorrow.  Reading level: Intermediate.

 

 

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant’s son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.  Reading level: Senior.

 

 

La Valise d’Hana, de Karen Levine

Un jour, à Tokyo, Fumiko Ishioka, la directrice du Centre de l’Holocauste, reçune valise du camp de concentration c’Auschqitz.  On peut u lire: Hana Brady, 16 mai 1931, et une not allemand Waisenkind signifiant orpheline.  Et que lui est-it arrivé?  Du Japon, Fumiko entreprend alors une enquête qui la conduit en Europe et au Canada.  Elle refuse d’abandonner ses recherches.  Reading level: Intermediate, Senior.

 

The Video Library has many novel sets available, in both French and English.  Please check our website for information on how to order.

 

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Audiobooks

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 21, 2008

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

This is just one of the many audiobook titles available.  Many of our titles match the novel sets available through the Video Library.

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Web Literacy

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 20, 2008

Welcome to the world wide web.  The Terry James Resource Library has a new blog, and now we have teacher resources that reflect this exciting technology.  Titles include:

Blogs, wikis, MySpace, and more – Making the most of the Web in your classroom – RSS for educators – Podcasting for teachers – Web literacy for educators – Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for the classroom – Web 2.0: new tools, new schools – Classroom blogging

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