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June Character Education Trait Resource List: Spotlight on Perseverance

Submitted by our fabulous reference librarian, Natalie C. 

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the June Character Education trait: Perseverance!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Here are some highlights (the maple leaf means they are Canadian):

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Oscar Lives Next Door by B. Farmer: Originally having learned to play the trumpet, a young Oscar Peterson has to give up his preferred instrument after suffering tuberculosis. Not giving up on music, Peterson takes up the piano instead.
  • The Wild Robot by P. Brown: When a robot wakes up on an unfamiliar island, she must use her skills in deductive reasoning to survive.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by J. D. Humphreys & M. Chikwanine: When 5-year-old Michael is kidnapped by rebel militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a child soldier, he must draw on his strength of spirit to survive.
  • 🍁 Stay Strong: A Musician’s Journey from Congo by N. Hyde: A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gentil Misigaro and his family traveled from country to country to find peace, with Gentil using music to help him persevere.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston: Finding out that she is pregnant after being drugged and raped, Hermione perseveres, refusing to let the events define her.
  • Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by L.A. Wagner: After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Magdalie works hard to accept her new life in a refugee camp without her cousin Nadine.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more. Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

Access all the Character Education Trait Lists: https://bit.ly/PLcharactere . Note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca. For assistance with logging into your TDSB Google account, please visit http://bit.ly/PLhowtologin.

 

 

June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

January Character Education Resource Lists: Spotlight on Teamwork

Created/submitted by Natalie, one of our fabulous reference librarians.

 

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the January Character Education trait: Teamwork!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forumAccess all the Character Education Trait Lists  in Google drive *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.  For more information, contact the Professional Library at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Scribble by R. Ohi: When Circle, Square and Triangle encounter an erratic scribble, they head off on an adventure as a team.
  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by P.Z. Miller: When an Olympic runner comes to town, Alta learns that teamwork is an important part of success.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 The Beautiful Game by D. Skuy: David’s soccer team falls apart when plans to build a factory nearby divides the team into families that need the jobs the factory will provide and those that worry about the factory’s impact on the environment.
  • Ghost by J. Reynolds: Constantly getting into trouble, Ghost must learn to be a team player if he wants to reach his full potential.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Convictions by J. Silverthorne: Travelling on a convict ship to a penal colony in Australia, Jennie bonds with her fellow prisoners to survive the journey.
  • The Boys in the Boat by D.J. Brown: A group of working class boys from America showed immense teamwork to defeat the German team rowing for Hitler at the 1936 Olympics.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

 

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

 

 

January 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

November Character Education Resource Lists: Spotlight on Empathy

Submitted by one of fabulous librarians, Natalie C:

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the November Character Education trait: Empathy!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: http://goo.gl/zKYnEx *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 A Year of Borrowed Men by M. Barker: Despite their inherent differences, a young German girl growing up during WWII finds common ground with the three French prisoners of war that come to live on her family’s farm.
  • 🍁 That Squeak by C. Beck: When Joe’s friend Jay dies, Joe feels like no one will understand — until he meets Carlos.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 Missing Nimama by M. Florence: Bringing attention to the many missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, this  book tells the story of Kateri who grows up without her mother.
  • 🍁 Bittersweet by W. Mack: When Sam is diagnosed with diabetes, her friends shun her, unsure how to act. Instead of giving up, Sam teaches them about diabetes and lets them know that she won’t be defined by her condition.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 The Emperor of Any Place by T. Wynne-Jones: When Evan’s father dies, his grandfather, Griff comes to settle his son’s affairs and both men learn to deal with their grief.
  • 🍁 Detached by C. Kilbourne: When Christina attempts suicide, her friends try to understand how she feels.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

November 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Resources for October’s Character Education Trait: Respect

Submitted by Natalie C one of our fabulous reference librarians:

October Character Education Trait Resource Lists: Spotlight on Responsibility

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the October Character Education trait: Responsibility!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: http://goo.gl/zKYnEx *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 Memoirs of a Sidekick by D. Skuy: Unpopular Boris feels a sense of responsibility to run for school president against the favoured candidate, Robert, the class bully.
  • 🍁 On Cue by C. Watson: Randi must balance her responsibilities at home to her brother who has special needs with her own dreams of becoming an actress.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 The Smell of Others People’s Houses by B-S. Hitchcock: The intertwining stories of four teens, each struggling to balance a sense of responsibility to their parents and siblings with their own desires for freedom.
  • 🍁 And Then the Sky Exploded by D. A. Poulsen: Chris grapples with the concept of responsibility when he learns that his grandfather was part of the team that developed the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima during World War II.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

October 10, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

September Character Education: Respect

Submitted by Natalie C, one of our fabulous reference librarians: 

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the September Character Education trait: Respect!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: http://goo.gl/zKYnEx *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Our First Caribou Hunt by J. Noah & C. Giroux: Two Inuit children are taken on a hunting trip with their father and learn the importance of “pay[ing their] catch the proper respect.”
  • 🍁 The Artist and Me by S. Peacock: An old man who bullied the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh as a child looks back on his choices and considers the respect he holds for the artist today.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 The Hill by K. Bass: When Jared’s private jet crashes in the Canadian wilderness, Kyle, a Cree boy, comes to his rescue. To survive, they each must come to respect the other’s skills, talents, and history.
  • Save Me a Seat by S. Weeks: Joe and Ravi work together to stand up to a bully, and gain some respect in the process.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Born With: Erika and Gianni by L. Schultz Nicholson: Erika, a teen with down syndrome, and Gianni, a boy struggling with his sexuality, are paired together in the Best Buddies program at their high school and learn to respect each other’s unique perspective.
  • 🍁 Three Feathers by R. van Camp: As punishment for robbing the home of an elderly man, three teenage boys are sent to live on the land for 9 months where they receive guidance from a pair of elders who teach them the importance of respect.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

 

September 12, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Spotlight On June’s Character Education Trait: Perseverance

Submitted by Natalie C.,  one of our fabulous reference librarians:

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the June Character Education trait: Perseverance!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: http://goo.gl/zKYnEx *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Never Give Up: A Story About Self-Esteem: by K. Cole: After Shaun is teased at school, Nadia and her Dad encourage him not to give up on his goal of learning to ride a bike.
  • 🍁 The Way to School by R. A. McCarney: Without school buses to pick them up, many children face arduous, and frequently dangerous, journeys to get to school every day.

Intermediate Titles

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Sight Unseen by D. Carroll: A teen boy struggles to come to terms with a degenerative eye disease that will leave him blind.
  • 🍁 Hawk by J. Dance: Diagnosed with a serious illness, young First Nations athlete Hawk must learn to persevere.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

Natalie C., Librarian

June 6, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

May’s Character Education -Integrity

Submitted by Natalie C., one of our fabulous reference librarians:

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the May Character Education trait: Integrity!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: http://goo.gl/zKYnEx *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • Dreams of Freedom: In Words and Pictures by Amnesty International: This book features famous quotations and children’s illustrations that promote the freedom to be yourself.
  • Drum Dream Girl by M. Engle: Despite being told that girls can’t be drummers, a young girl decides to pursue her dream.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 The Summer We Saved the Bees by R. Stevenson: Frustrated with his life at home, Wolf must take a stand to speak up for what he believes is right.
  • The Trouble in Me by J. Gantos: Teenage Jack loses his way when he falls under the influence of his trouble-maker neighbour.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Diego’s Crossing by R. Hough: Diego’s integrity is compromised when his brother Ernesto is injured, and Diego must deliver drugs for his brother to protect his family.
  • 🍁 Say You Will by E. Walters: Sam changes who he is to try to fit in with his classmates and get a date to the prom.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links to the character education are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca.

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit http://goo.gl/hYRocG.

 

May 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

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