This site contains hundreds of links to literacy and
language resources starting at the earliest level of language
acquisition to adult literacy. The resources suit a wide variety
of needs including students who are 'at risk' for low levels of
literacy and might have learning difficulties as well as those
who are designated ESL/ELD and/or ASD. Whenever possible,
resources have been chosen that are both audio and visual.
Literacy and Language resources -all levels
If you have most of the information about your book, journal,
article etc. you can type it in ( after choosing the citation
style) and it will search it out for you and produce the final
format which you can use in your citation section.
Quick citation maker
How to reference an essay -MLA style
Speaking books at all levels. This includes selected
Shakespearean plays with an entire cast of voices as well as many
ORCA youth books. You have to go through a library site in order
to access it without having to subscribe. When you open the page
scroll down to the blue coloured rectangle. You will see Tumble
readables then online collection --click on it. It takes you to
the books (Teen reading series and the Shakespeare selections
are the ones that are most used). If you try to bookmark the
actual screen it will take you back to the site where you have to
Speaking books , all levels, includes Shakespeare
Complete works of Shakespeare (which you can hear using our
reading software and make speaking study notes)
Reading: stories from the news are included with a series of
exercises -vocabulary, sequence, comprehension, key words,
prediction etc.(marked on line). Sound and video are also
included although not all computers support these features so if
you need audio use the Premier Suite software on the school
network or at home,if downloaded. (excellent for all
kinds of student needs: review/practice, remedial,multiple
learning styles, ESL...student use) If you want advanced level
reading sites look at the OSSLT tab.
Reading : News stories;with vocab and other drills
How to write an essay.
How to write an essay
Grammar exercises which are either marked online as you go, or
you can self check for answers--all levelled into categories i.e.
low beginner, intermediate and so on. Also good for review with
Applied and Academic students.
French, English (as a second language) and Spanish: illustrated,
speaking vocabulary site. Click on a language category and then
the pictures,which are audio--wonderful resource.This is also a
greate site for teachers or parents of students in the ABLE or
DD/MF Lab; it can be used for vocabulary development and reading.
For advanced vocabulary go to the first link-Literacy and
Early Vocabulary:: Visual / audio dictionary (thematic)
Speaking ILLUSTRATED Mathematical dictionary--speaks in English
and in Spanish and offers the opportunity to print out hard
copies of the same information in 12 other languages i.e. Urdu,
Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese etc. Some areas are also
animated. Try out the 'acute angle' tab to see one with both
sound and animation.
Illustrated speaking math dictionary
Grade 9 and 10 math; lessons that introduce and review the
exponent laws, solving equations, finding linear equations,
graphing equations, slope, y-intercept and more.
Grade 10 and up, math review.
grade 10 math
Make your own graphs online--just type in the data, choose the
type like pie graphs, bar graphs etc. and produce it in
attractive colours. This is a great tool allowing students to add
great graphs to projects and class presentations.
Make your own graphs
Complex numbers (imaginary numbers): a site that has many short
and easy to understand examples or leaflets related to adding,
subtracting and working with complex numbers.
Quadratic equation solver.
Quadratic equation solver
Quadratic formula--videos of how to graph quadratic formulas. The
ones I'd recommend are the first, second and fifth: 'Graphing
quadratic equations";"Solving a simple quadratic equation';
A19/16, Graphing quadratic equations".
Quadratic funtion how to videos
Math site -multilevel resources
Grade 11 biology links and more--huge area related to Botany.
Grade 11 biology
Human anatomy--illustrated step-by-step anatomy dissections for
students interested in careers in science.
An extensive but easy to navigate site that covers all areas of
A great site for any student, any level who likes science and has
an inquiring mind.
Science -fun things for science lovers
Chemistry--help online--resources, notes and more.
Periodic table with links to information about each element--just
click on the element and you are taken to a page with more
Periodic table with information about the elements
Huge site related to copyright permitted historical texts.
Historical texts-free online
Link to a great web site for students wishing to know of
Enrichment activities as well as a host of other resources and
This is our Board's web site for Secondary School enrichment
opportunities. You can also go to " www.lkdsb.net, Special
Education,Enrichment" to find many other activities.
An exceptional French language site with lessons in video form as
well as audio exercises. (there is a similar one for Spanish also
at the bbc url)
French videos and lessons
French/Spanish/Italian/English translating dictionary--one of the
best I've encountered
French site-Question words, quantities, weather and time.
French easy sentences
French site for self checking grammar exercises.
For teachers and parents--an excellent series of easy-to-read
tips and information pages in the form of handouts related to
many learning needs such as ADHD, executive functioning, OCD,
Autism spectrum, mood or anxiety disorders and much more.
Strategies and descriptions for special learning needs of students
ESL--speaking, reading, listening, grammar; a comprehensive site,
which I find especially useful for ESL students when practicing
speaking--that section is very comprehensive and matches nicely
to other resources like the 'Side by Side' workbook series.
Remember if the audio feature fails online, anything can be read
and heard by various programs of our Premier Suite software (
both at school and at home if downloaded)
Multilevel site for all ESL needs or for remedial needs of native English Speakers
Many dictionaries in a variety of languages.
Dictionaries in various languages
Resources for Mainstream teachers of English Language Learners--
an excellent site for teachers who wish to understand more about
the culture and learning styles of their newcomer students. Other
links to books and resources can also be found here.
Cultural and learning styles of newcomers
For ELL teachers: Lesson/article with examples of graphic
organizers for introducing reading through a scaffolded or
ELL teacher resources
This Canadian sites offers cultural information, dos and donts,
for 211 different cultures. Among the many topics you can choose
from are how various cultures make displays of emotion, their
hierarchy and decision making styles, preferred managerial
styles, communication styles, national heroes and much more.
For Ontario newcomer families: Easy to understand icons to find
schools, work, business, living ---before and after arrival,
language training, different towns, links to cities and specific
information is in simple English but even so a translator may
need to assist some families.
Information about Ontario for newcomers
This is absolutely the best site for newcomers to Ontario to
obtain information in their own language about the Ontario school
system and the ways that schools operate i.e. parent-teacher
meetings, assessment and expectations, first days in the new
school etc. There are also many other sections to the website
that help newcomers navigate getting jobs, learning
day to day survival skills and more.
Settlement site for school info ( new comers/ in many languages)
Research tools--online: 'Bibme' is a tool that allows you to
build the citations for your essay reference pages simply and
Research tools-online: This page allows you to search databases
for articles you need when researching and writing papers.
Research tools-online: Using the password and user i.d. (get this
from the library and write it in your binder)you can select
the 'student research centre" and access a large number of
databases when doing research.