Resources to help your child maintain their literacy skills!

With the closure of schools, caused by the COVID-19 virus, many parents and educators are wondering how to promote the maintenance of literacy skills during this extended leave. Littératout offers you simple and fun activities, digital books, video clips and suggested activities to do with your child to keep them engaged and motivated in reading, writing and oral communication during this period.

3rd, 4th year (8-9 years old)

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Monsters, champions and superheroes!

Thanks to the activities on offer, under the themes of monsters, champions and superheroes, children will be able to consolidate a host of learning experiences while having fun.

The monster hungry for synonyms

Targeted skills: grammatical knowledge

This graphophonetic correspondence activity allows the student to establish the relationship between the grapheme / é / and the corresponding phoneme [e]. This activity is part of the Vowel Market series, a series of activities that allow students to establish the relationship between graphemes and their respective phonemes. The À la ferme des consonants series constitutes the complementary series, which allows you to work on consonants.

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Captain Geo's capsules: The triangles - VIDEO CAPSULE

Targeted skills: vocabulary, geometry concepts

This video is part of the Captain Geo Capsules series, a series designed to help students become familiar with geometry vocabulary. In this capsule, Capitaine Géo's mission is to present the various triangles and their characteristics to the students.

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Digital Album Hibernation: A Matter of Survival (with audio narration)

Targeted skills: vocabulary, scientific knowledge

Did you know that bears don't hibernate? What about bats, do they migrate or do they hibernate? This album will allow you to learn more about the phenomenon of hibernation, by which animals place themselves in a state of regulated hypothermia, for several days or weeks, in order to conserve their energy during the winter. Following this reading, you will be able to take advantage of the avenues for reflection and questioning, offered on page 13, to discuss this adaptation used by many Canadian animals.

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Treasure hunt reading game - download and print this game!

Targeted skills: Reading comprehension skills, listening and speaking strategies

Players first read books of their choice. Then, the players roll a dice to advance their pawns on the game board, answering orally questions relating to the texts read. The first player to reach the Arrival space wins the game! This allows readers to share their ideas and opinions on the texts read and improve their understanding, while practicing listening and speaking strategies.

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Write a pirate biography download and print this activity!

Targeted skills: Vocabulary, writing and / or oral communication skills depending on the use

During this activity, the young authors invent a pirate character and then write his biography. Through this activity, children will be able to practice various writing skills. This activity can also be done orally.

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Dungeons game (pirate theme) - download and print this game!

Targeted skills: Vocabulary, listening and speaking strategies

Word to guess on port side! Prohibited words on starboard! In this fun oral communication activity, students describe words to make their teammates guess, without using certain prohibited words. The object of the game is to guess as many words as possible within a predetermined time. This activity is inspired by the Taboo shopping game.

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Other activities to do with the family!

Prepare a play or play featuring pirates

Targeted skills: Vocabulary, listening and speaking skills, writing and reading skills, self-confidence

Dramatic play is a great opportunity to consolidate a host of skills! First of all, it will be a question of preparing the play or the skit, which will allow the children to put into practice their skills in writing, reading and oral communication. The young actors will then be able to present their play to relatives and friends and even film themselves to make a short film that they can share online!

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Books and Activities work with the most recent versions of Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers. For iPad tablets, a version of iOS 10.3.2, or higher, is required for proper operation of the activities.

 

5th, 6th grade (10-11 years old)

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A little science, a little math, a lot of fun!

Thanks to the activities offered here, you will be able to review certain mathematics and science concepts while consolidating your reading and writing skills.

Scientific capsule: The diversity of life

Targeted skills: vocabulary, scientific knowledge

This capsule is the first in a series on biodiversity which aims to help you develop your understanding of biodiversity and how various organisms are classified according to their characteristics. In this capsule, you will become aware of the importance of biodiversity. You will discover the three levels of biodiversity and the interrelationships existing among species, between species and their environment.

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Captain Geo's capsules: Prisms - VIDEO CAPSULE

Targeted skills: vocabulary, geometry concepts

This video capsule is part of the Capsule series of Capitaine Géo, a series of capsules designed to help you familiarize yourself with the vocabulary of geometry. In this first capsule, Capitaine Géo's mission is to present the various prisms and their characteristics.

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Documentary album The stick insect: champion of mimicry, with narration

Targeted skills: vocabulary, scientific knowledge

This documentary album will allow you to learn more about the phenomenon of mimicry while discovering the leaf stick insect, an astonishing animal that uses this adaptation brilliantly. Following this reading, you will be able to take advantage of the avenues for reflection and questioning, offered at the end of the book, to discuss this adaptation used by many animals.

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Funny Animal Writing Subject Kit!

The skills you can put into practice: Writing skills, creativity

Have you ever dreamed of inventing a funny animal? What's the weirdest animal you know? With this writing subject kit, you will have the opportunity to have fun writing and exercise your creativity.

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Books and Activities work with the most recent versions of Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers. For iPad tablets, a version of iOS 10.3.2, or higher, is required for proper operation of the activities.