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New Novel Sets

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 18, 2010

The Terry James Media Library has three new novel sets for intermediate students.

The new titles are:  Egghead — Breadwinner — American Born Chinese (graphic novel).

Egghead

Breadwinner

American born

Link to novel set bibliography

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The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 4, 2010

The Terry James Resource Library features many resources for teaching art to students of all ages.  The most recent additions to our library are:

The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide : For Elementary and Middle Schools — The Annotated Mona Lisa : A Crash Course in History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern — art in action 1 — art in action 2.

        

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Learn360

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 29, 2010

Video Streaming is the receiving and playing of videos through the internet.  Now you can stream live, in your classroom, more than 5000 educational videos and video clips (including PBS, National Geographic, Sunburst, A & E and much more) with the Learn360.  Or you can download for later use.  Whichever you choose, it’s instant access from school and home as long as you have an internet connection.

The Terry James Video Library has been busy purchasing videos  and video clips for Learn360.   The complete, award-winning, Language Arts series, Reading Rainbow, is now available on Learn360.  Over 70 feature film clips for Character Education, are now available.  More than 1,000 full length videos, and 6,200 video clips from A&E, are currently accessible.  Check out the Learn360 website for more exciting new features.  Just click on the Learn360 pictured above, or click the link below to see videos that are available from our video library and on Learn360.

Link to our catalogue

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Money and Economics

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 28, 2010

The Terry James Resource Library has many items for teaching students about money and economics.  One of the most recent additions to our collection is Fun With Finance.  This volume offers innovative approaches that let teachers introduce basic concepts of finance and wealth-building into the grade school classroom. Includes 12 readers theatre scripts that each introduce students to aspects of finance, beginning with a discussion of money and moving through various forms of investment, credit, and planning for the future.

Many more money and economics books and kits are available.  Please check out the link to our catalogue for more information.

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BOLDPRINT Graphic Novels

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 26, 2010

Action-packed and uniquely Canadian, BOLDPRINT Graphic Novels  are perfect for Literacy and Language Arts instruction!  Carefully levelled to support junior guided reading, these graphic novels combine engaging topics and breathtaking illustrations to support a specific reading strategy.  Each graphic novel also includes questions and activities in Arts, Media, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.  Each book is thematically linked to a student book for the BOLDPRINT non-fiction series.

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Get into Character, Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 19, 2010

Get into Character is an innovative series that combines the power of reader’s theatre with timely social studies themes to help students develop vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  Each book features two high-interest plays that address critical personal development issues for students in the junior and intermediate grades.  In addition, compelling graphic novel illustrations of pivotal scenes within each play are integrated into the multi-character scripts.  From cyber bullying and shyness to family changes and anger control, Get into Character provides students with memorable reading and role-playing experiences that promote personal

growth.

Get into character series Link to our catalogue

Link to our Reader’s Theatre catalogue

Link to our Character Education catalogue

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A Class of Their Own, Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 19, 2010

This series explores the five accepted kingdoms that make up the living world — animals, plants, fungi, protista, and bacteria — and one kingdom currently proposed by scientists: other single-celled microorganisms called Archaea.  Each book deals with a particular kingdom and the topic of taxonomy (classification) of its organisms, and explains how the organisms are classified into the smaller groups of phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.  Also covered are the ways in which the different organisms are used by people and how they interact with organisms of other kingdoms.  The differences between the different kingdoms are covered, too.  Case studies involve recent scientific research and applications.

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Media Literacy

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on January 25, 2010

Media literacy is the ability to sift through and analyze the messages that inform, entertain and sell to us every day. It’s the ability to bring critical thinking skills to bear on all media— from music videos and Web environments to product placement in films and virtual displays on NHL hockey boards. It’s about asking pertinent questions about what’s there, and noticing what’s not there. And it’s the instinct to question what lies behind media productions— the motives, the money, the values and the ownership— and to be aware of how these factors influence content.

Media education encourages a probing approach to the world of media: Who is this message intended for? Who wants to reach this audience, and why? From whose perspective is this story told? Whose voices are heard, and whose are absent? What strategies does this message use to get my attention and make me feel included?

In our world of multi-tasking, commercialism, globalization and interactivity, media education isn’t about having the right answers—it’s about asking the right questions. The result is lifelong empowerment of the learner and citizen.  — Jane Tallim

Link to Media Awareness Network website

The Terry James Resource Library and Media Library have many books, videos and kits that deal with media literacy.

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Link to media library catalogue

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The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on January 8, 2010

Written by a veteran high school drama teacher, this practical guide explains how to run a successful extracurricular drama program. Coverage includes everything from selecting a script to conducting auditions, rehearsing the cast, and putting on performances. Technical aspects such as costuming, props, and lighting are also addressed. A number of reproducible forms, including a production checklist, parent letter, and rehearsal schedule are found at the back of the volume.

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The Terry James Resource Library has resources, for teaching theatre arts, for all grades. 

 

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“Deal With It” Book Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 8, 2009

Help kids deal with conflict in our Deal With It series for kids ages 9 and up. These graphic novel-style books get youth thinking about new ways to resolve problems in their lives.

  • Careful attention to key roles in conflict (perpetrators, victims, bystanders)
  • Creative examples of dealing with every type of conflict situation
  • Familiar and realistic language and situations

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