Classroom Ready Math and English Resources

Fantastic ideas, lesson plans and classroom management ideas for Literacy and Numeracy classrooms from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

If you are anything like me you love getting a brand new copy of a professional resource. You just can't wait to crack open the cover and start highlighting and sticky noting pages for future use. Some professional resources lack a direct link to the classroom. Educational theory is great, but I really want/need is professional learning that can be applied to my classroom the next day. 

The best resources I have just recently discovered are: The Effective Guides to Literacy and Numeracy Instruction from The Government of Ontario. These guides combine many different teaching resources and ideas into easy to read documents. The best practices outlined in these documents are not just for Ontario teachers. They can be used by all teachers looking for the best practices to use in their classrooms. The bonus - these guides are all FREE!

Click on the titles below to access the different guides. 

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Math, Grades 4 to 6 Number Sense and Numeration:

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Math, Kindergarten to Grade 6:

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades 4 to 6:

Although, the titles suggest that these guides are only suitable for Grades 4-6 the strategies and lessons are key for all grades, and the lessons can be adapted to suit older grades. 

Last year my grade team used Volume 7 Media Literacy to guide our TLCP (Teaching Learning Critical Pathway). It provided us with great graphic organizers, lesson plans and Big Ideas for us to use while planning and teaching. 


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  2. Aren't they great?! I really got to sink my teeth into them when I was doing my Math Specialist a few years ago. Thanks for the reminder - I haven't pulled them out in a bit! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom


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