Books and Materials

On the Books & Materials page, you will find references to books and other materials on literacy. Choose amongst the following publishers:

Bacon & Hughes Limited
Canadian Resources for ESL
Capstone Curriculum
Curriculum Associates
Folkmanis Puppets
Literature Learning Ladders
The Magic Suitcase
New Readers Bookstore
Nelson
Newcomer Communications
Sonsuh Educational Supplies
Strauss Publishing
Tree House Press
Usborne Books at Home
Wintergreen
Your News

Bacon & Hughes Limited

Tel.: (613) 226-8136
Fax: (613) 226-8121
Toll Free Orders: 1-800-563-2468
Email: bacon@storm.ca

Compact Classics ~ abridged classics with question and discussion points for each chapter. Laminated English Posters Series ~ Colorful posters covering a wide range of interesting topics. The Livewire Series is abridged versions of stories and biographies at an accessible reading level.

Series titles include:

  • Livewire Classics ~ Classic short stories
  • Livewire Shakespeare ~ Shakespeare’s popular plays
  • Livewire Myths and Legends ~ Some of the world’s finest tales
  • Livewire Sci-fi ~ Imaginative tales of fiction
  • Livewire Real Lives ~ Illustrated biographies about personalities that have shaped and impacted our world
  • Livewire Investigates ~ Engaging accounts of an exciting range of careers, hobbies and extreme sports
  • Livewire Chillers ~ Compelling short stories

Seeking Religion ~ a balanced, factual and culturally sensitive approach to the major world religions. Spirals Series ~ popular range of stories and plays.


Canadian Resources for ESL

Tel.: 416-466-7875
Fax: 416-466-4383
Website: http://www.eslresources.com/

Age appropriate material for ESL learners, mostly for adults and young adults. Photocopy permission for the purchasing teacher. Some include photocopy permission for one purchasing school/site.
Average prices for books : $44.95.


Capstone Curriculum

Tel.: 888-545-7323
Fax: 888-574-5570
Website: http://www.capstonepub.com/category/LIB_PUBLISHER_CAP

A reading series for “reading in the content area”. Accelerated Reader Series ~ high interest/low vocabulary levels 1+.

Titles include:

  • Explore Space!
  • Sports Heroes
  • Dangerous Adventures
  • War Planes
  • Fast Cars

Curriculum Associates

Tel.: 1-800-225-0248
Fax: 1-800-366-1158

Website: www.curriculumassociates.com

Compact Classics ~ abridged classics with question and discussion points for each chapter. Laminated English Posters Series ~ Colorful posters covering a wide range of interesting topics. The Livewire Series is abridged versions of stories and biographies at an accessible reading level.

Series titles include:

  • Capitalization & Punctuation ~ Structured easy to use lessons
  • The Inside Story ~ High interest nonfiction on contemporary real-world themes designed for Adult Ed and ESL
  • Instant Spelling Words for Writing A-G ~ Eight-level spelling readiness workbooks designed for Adult Ed
  • Quick-Word Handbooks: Canadian Edition ~ Personalized writing resource handbook *Very affordable! Every student should have one!
  • SpellWell Bookmarks ~ Portable spelling words in bookmark form. *Very affordable! Every student should have one!
  • WriteRight Bookmarks ~ At-a-glance references for writers in bookmark form. *Very affordable! Every student should have one!

Folkmanis Puppets (National Book Service)

Tel.: 1-800-387-3178
Fax: 1-800-303-6697
Website: http://www.folkmanis.com/

Make reading interactive and come to life with absolutely gorgeous puppets for any Family Literacy program! From fairies to spiders you will find every type and size puppet you could ever imagine! Wild life animals, fantasy characters, insects, barn animals, ocean life creatures, etcetera, etcetera. check it out!


Literature Learning Ladders

Email: alamb@eduscapes.com

Website: http://www.eduscapes.com/ladders/

This web project will help you make the connection between theory and practice by exploring some online resources related to literacy, themes, literature circles, technology, and learning.


The Magic Suitcase ~ Mini nature Kits

Tel.: (519) 578-8849
Fax: (519) 578-0540
Website: http://www.magicsuitcase.ca/index.cfm

 

Adventures with Nature Stories! Kits offer parents and teachers the opportunity to share nature and books with children. Great stories, props and activities to do outdoors with any child! Some kit titles available:

Some kit titles available:

  • That Chickadee Feeling ~ A magical story about sharing special moments together while connecting with nature.
  • Mouse Paint ~ Discover primary colors with this fun book and activities.

New Readers Bookstore Frontier College

Tel.: 1-800-555-6523, ext. 305
Fax: 416-323-3522
Website: http://www.frontiercollegebooks.ca

 

  • Barrio Ghosts and Read-along tape ~ Five haunting and humorous illustrated stories
  • Cliffhangers ~ True stories involve students to write their own endings
  • Flipping Phonics ~ Flip cards for fun phonics practice
  • Keystrokes to Literacy ~ Develop literacy skills while introducing computer skills
  • LitStart: Strategies for Adult Literacy and ESL Tutors (3rd Edition) ~ A proven resource provides the framework, guidance and strategies to teach lessons that focus on personal goals and learning styles of students.
  • Modern Fables/Read-along tape ~ Twenty up-to-date versions of Aesop’s famous fables
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary: Canadian Edition ~ Excellent full-colour complete reference to essential everyday vocabulary
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Workbook: Canadian Edition ~ Vocabulary reinforcement activities to accompany use of the Picture dictionary
  • Saddleback Classics/Study Guide ~ Great literature accessible to reluctant readers
  • Stories Plus ~ A favorite of my students! Readings and activities for language skills
  • Tales with a Twist/Read-along tape ~ Unexpected endings to seven stories

Nelson

Tel.: 1-800-268-2222
Fax: 1-800-430-4445
Website: www.nelson.com

Writing handbooks/resources to help students become better writers. Step by step guidelines make using the books easy. Introduces and uses the Writing Process for a variety of writing forms. A great source for information related to writing and language.

  • Write on Track level 4-5
  • Writer’s Express level 6-7
  • Write Source 2000 level 7-9
  • Writers INC. level 9 & Up

Newcomer Communications

439 Montrose Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3H2
Fax: (416) 537-0063
Email: onreader@interlog.com

A collection of news stories and information, in workbook form, about life in Ontario and Canada written at three different literacy reading levels.

  • The Ontario Reader ~ Canadian content reading

Sonsuh Educational Supplies

Tel.: 1-800-529-5085
Fax: (416) 499-4929
Email: info@sonsuh.com
Website: www.sonsuh.com

There are many fabulous items for use with adult students and family literacy. Look beyond the age level and you will find materials adults can use to work on their language development, including many fun, hands on items to choose from. As well, there are numerous teacher supplies available to brighten any class or learning center. For example, the following materials can be used with adults:

  • Alphabet Desk Tape ~ students who need to practice the alphabet (cursive or traditional) can stick the tape in their binders for easy reference
  • Flash Cards
  • Phonics Flash Cards ~ large bold printed cards to practice phonics skills
  • Phonics Bingo Games ~ teach word recognition skills
  • Phonics Cube Sets ~ fun to use alphabet cubes, word family cubes, etc. (dice) to stimulate word and spelling games
  • Phonics Teaching Tiles and Trays
  • Story Sparkers ~ pictures, questions and suggestions to start a story

Strauss Publishing

5334 Yonge Street, Suite 2135
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6V1
Tel.: (416) 505-1846
Fax: (416) 225-0240
Email: strausspublishing@sympatico.ca

  • A great way to improve English vocabulary skills.
  • Puzzles & games make the learning process fun.

Tree House Press

85 Lancing Drive, Unit 0
Hamilton, Ontario L8W 2Z9
Tel.: 1-800-776-8733
Fax: (905) 574-0228

Step-by-step writing outlines:

  • Write Me… Series ~ Outlines to write essays, biographies, etc.

Usborne Books at Home

Tel.: (905) 853-8887
Fax: (905) 853-3330

These new Internet-linked books help students discover the world, cultures and history through reading and recommended web sites that take students further into each subject in an entertaining and interactive way.

Titles include:

  • The Usborne Internet-Linked Peoples of the World
  • The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History

Wintergreen

Tel.: 1-800-268-1268
Fax: 1-800-567-8054

There are some wonderful things available here for working with words. Look beyond the age level and you will find materials adults can use to work on their language development. The materials are also fabulous for
family literacy programs.

For example, the following materials can be used with adults:

  • Clear-View Math Stamps ~ make an “impression” with math
  • Clear-View Math Stamps ~ make an “impression” with math
  • Expand-A-Word Flip & Write Boards ~ add prefixes and suffixes to root words
  • Flip for Phonics ~ flip books on different phonics skills
  • Make-A-Word Bingo ~ match individual letter cards to word endings to make a word
  • Overhead Language Development Tiles
  • Phonics Magnetic Kit
  • Spin-A-Word Write and Wipe Game ~ word building practice
  • Tub O’ Words ~ build vocabulary and form sentences
  • Word Family Cards or Pocket Chart Kit ~ word pattern recognition

Your News

Tel.: (514) 487-5797
Fax: (514) 487-6247

Ten issues per year available in single or group subscription:

  • Your News: Canada’s Teaching Newspaper ~ A teaching newspaper with interesting stories, word games, puzzles and activities for students.
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