Grade 1 English Language Arts

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Byron Through the Seasons (Dakota Version)

Produced by the students and teachers of Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche, this story highlights aspects of Dene culture that were vital in the past and are still important today. On a visit to school, Grandfather Jones describes activities such as fishing and hunting, moccasin sewing, and ...

Byron Through the Seasons (Cree Version)

Produced by the students and teachers of Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche, this story highlights aspects of Dene culture that were vital in the past and are still important today. On a visit to school, Grandfather Jones describes activities such as fishing and hunting, moccasin sewing, and ...

Byron Through the Seasons

Produced by the students and teachers of Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche, this story highlights aspects of Dene culture that were vital in the past and are still important today. On a visit to school, Grandfather Jones describes activities such as fishing and hunting, moccasin sewing and c...

Spoon. Creating Music for Spoon with Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young

This short video is an interview with Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young who wrote and produced the music for the animated video, "Spoon."

Spoon. An Interview with Amy Krause Rosenthal

This short video is an interview with author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, speaking about her book, "Spoon."

Spoon

In this video, Spoon is a happy utensil. At bedtime, he likes to hear the story about his great-grandmother who ran off with the dish. Spoon thinks that the other utensils are much better off. Knife gets to cut and spread. Fork never gets stir crazy like a spoon. The Chopsticks are cool and exoti...

Splat the Cat

In this animated video, Splat is worried about his first day at cat school. He invents excuses as to why he should not go to school and that school can wait for another day. To help him overcome his anxiety, Splat puts his pet mouse, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat meets his teacher, Mrs. Wimpyd...

Shi-shi-etko

In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tell...

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Behind the Music with Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds

Music composers, Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds, discuss what's involved in producing the music that accompanies the animated video, "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed."

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

In this animated video, there are three things you need to know about mole rats: they are part rat, part mole and all naked, except Wilbur. Wilbur likes to wear clothes and he feels different depending on what clothes he is wearing. All the other mole rats in the colony are horrified by Wilbur. T...

The Curious Garden. An Interview with Peter Brown

This short video is an interview with the writer and illustrator, Peter Brown, who talks about his book called "The Curious Garden."

The Curious Garden

In this animated video, Liam lives in a city that is dark and grey. While exploring one day, Liam discovers a stairwell that leads to old railroad tracks. Among the tracks is a patch of dying wildflowers. Liam decides to take care of the garden. He learns to water and prune the plants. As the gar...

Wild About Books

Librarian Molly McGrew takes her book mobile to the zoo where she introduces the animals to reading. Molly finds joke books for the hyenas, books in Chinese for the pandas, and waterproof books for the otters. Before long, the animals become voracious readers and they soon begin writing as well. ...

No Roses for Harry

Fashion-conscious Harry the dog faces a dilemma in this story. Grandma gave Harry a comfortable rose-covered sweater for a gift, but Harry does not like wearing flowers. After making several unsuccessful attempts to lose the sweater, his luck finally changes. A bird tugs on a loose thread, unrave...

The Dot

This program combines simple pencil drawings, splashes of colour and effective instrumental accompaniment with Peter Reynold's simple story, The Dot. Vashti transforms from a reluctant artist to one who encourages others in their endeavours. Opportunities to address viewing objectives abound.

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