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Ready to learn simple sentences in Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓? We are happy to announce the release of the second book in the Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ Beginner Books series! Each book in the series will have simple repetitive phrases that introduce beginner language learners to simple sentences. The full-colour minibooks, will also contain a vocabulary page with English translations and a link to online resources including a recording of the book in Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓.

Click Open resource above to view the book online, listen to a recording of the book read aloud and see additional learning activities associated with the book, including a colouring book and an online matching activity.

All schools in the district should have 2 copies available in their libraries. A class set (book bag) can also be signed out from the Indigenous Collection library. (coming soon!)

This book titles shtes ‘u tu skweyul focuses on the concept of weather and the clothing needed to enjoy the weather playing outside. 

Ready to learn simple sentences in Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓? We are happy to announce the release of the first book in the Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ Beginner Books series! Each book in the series will have simple repetitive phrases that introduce beginner language learners to simple sentences. The full-colour minibooks, will also contain a vocabulary page with English translations and a link to online resources including a recording of the book in Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓.

Click Open resource above to view the book online, listen to a recording of the book read aloud and see additional learning activities associated with the book.

All schools in the district should have 2 copies available in their libraries. A class set (book bag) can also be signed out from the Indigenous Collection library.

This is the first book, entitled shxw’al̓uq̓wa.   It focuses on the concept of family and the knowledge that all our non-human relatives, including the plants and animals, also have families and are part of our larger family.

This collection of resources provides access to a sxwiem, (story) of the time when Seagull stole the sun and Raven, always the thinker and schemer, came up with a plan to get it back. They include literacy resources as well as prepared numeracy activities focusing on linear relations.

 

Video:

Oral telling of the story, as told by Squtxulemuxw (George Seymour).

 

Reader’s Theatre

This booklet telling the story of how Seagull stole the sun is in the form of a readers theatre and is written at an accessible reading level. 

 

Other versions of the  reader’s theatre are also available in Hul’q’umi’num.

 

Math Lessons

This lesson focusses on growing patterns and linear relations, using the story as the framework for working with numeracy concepts applicable to students in grades 4 – 9.

Teacher Slides

Lesson Details (comming soon) – see similar activities here.

Desmos activities

This resource provides a set of printable 30 randomized bingo cards featuring the plants that can be found in Collier Dam Park. Use the printable call cards included in the PDF or use the virtual dual language bingo activity to draw cards. Also included is a reference sheet including information about a variety of plants and their uses.

Bingo Cards and Calling Cards

Online Virtual Dual Language Calling Cards

Information Sheet 

Use the online resource in coordination with the printable bingo cards to listen to each word spoken by Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ teacher George Seymour. The printable cards also include calling cards. Two sets are also available for sign-out from the Indigenous Education Collection.

Are you looking for new ideas to make your teaching / learning more interesting and exciting.  Check out these links for ideas shared by NLPS teachers for NLPS teachers.

For more information, email thelearningline@sd68.bc.ca.

Numeracy (Feb 2020)

The Burke Museum in Seattle has an excellent feature on Coast Salish Art.

These two videos by Coast Salish Artist Qualsius (Shaun Peterson) are also useful for introducing students to Coast Salish Art Design Elements:

DIGITAL RESOURCE

Curio is a collection of educational videos and teacher support documents.

NLPS has a subscription that gives free access to students and staff in any NLPS building.

This resource is also available in French:  https://curio.ca/fr/.

DIGITAL RESOURCE

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. Three is a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock.

This book draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.  The book includes:  

  • Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
  • Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.

Teachers will find clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials, and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers.

This book draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.  The book includes:  

  • Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
  • Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.

The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. 

Based on the work of real K-2 students, the book shows teachers how to interpret student work, identify what they know, and build naturally on the strengths their work displays. It reminds teachers that consistent teaching including a delicate balance between direct instruction and independent learning are important in nurturing student growth.

By:  Janine Reid, Betty Schultze, Ulla Petersen 

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