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Is your child consistently getting excellent grades in their Ontario school?

Is your child consistently getting excellent grades in their Ontario school?

By Tree House Press February 02, 2018 | 1 comment

Ontario ranks as one of the best in the world in education, yet some students struggle in reading, writing, or math. In fact, EQAO reports only 62% of primary students and just 50% of junior students were able to meet the provincial math standard in 2017. If your child is...

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Acrostic Poem - Blue Jays

By David Lashmar October 19, 2017 |

Download and print this free Acrostic Poem poetry poster for your classroom. Download the Full Size File Here (Right click then 'Save Link As')

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A Funny the Way Poem - Laughter

A Funny the Way Poem - Laughter

By David Lashmar October 12, 2017 |

Download and print this free A Funny the Way Poem poetry poster for your classroom. Download the Full Size File Here (Right click then 'Save Link As')

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A Four Stanza Poem - Dropping In For the Game

A Four Stanza Poem - Dropping In For the Game

By David Lashmar October 04, 2017 |

Download and print this free Four Stanza Poem poetry poster for your classroom. Download the Full Size File Here (Right click then 'Save As')

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Effective Ontario Curriculum Reading Response Activities

By Chantal McCulligh March 23, 2017 | Curriculum EQAO reading response activities Reading response activity student books

Reading response activities allow the students to interact with the text and put it into their own words, so they understand the selection more fully. These activities also allow teachers to analyze each student's' comprehension, emotional and thought processes about the material being read, so they can implement appropriate literacy and...

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How to Find Curriculum Standard Education Books

By David Lashmar April 20, 2016 | core curriculum student books education books ontario students osslt workbook resources for teachers resources for teachers in Ontario student books

Education books truly serve no purpose if they aren’t up to the curriculum standards. This is quite unfortunate considering how much value student books can bring into the classroom, for both teachers and students. While there’s no denying that there are poor quality student books available on the worldwide web,...

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Know The Author of your Education Books: Interview with Patrick Lashmar

By David Lashmar April 19, 2016 | education books ontario students patrick lashmar student books

When searching for student books online, it is always recommended to review the authors and the experience and skill set they bring to the books they write. By doing so, you will be able to get a better understanding of just how valuable the education books are. We want to...

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Benefits of Implementing Student Books in the Classroom

By David Lashmar April 12, 2016 | core curriculum student books education books ontario students osslt workbook resources for teachers resources for teachers in Ontario student books

Being an educator is tough. Your days don’t start in the classroom, and they certainly don’t end there. Hours can be long due to the large amount of planning that is required. Not only that, but the planning needs to be specific to the curriculum, which can make the task...

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Possible Questions for Teacher or Peer Reading Conferences

By Patrick Lashmar December 01, 2015 |

Select a few questions to begin a dialogue. You do not  need to use all of these questions. These conference questions can be put on chart paper and posted in your classroom library. Tell me what your book was about. Why did you select this book? Was your book hard...

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The Reading Process

By Patrick Lashmar November 19, 2015 |

Introduction Reading is not defined as the mastering of small separate skills. Research holds that reading is dynamic: a process by which the reader constructs meaning by interacting with the text. We now know that several interactive factors play dynamic roles influencing the ability to read: prior knowledge of the...

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A Teacher's Self-assessment Questionnaire of the Writing Program

By Patrick Lashmar November 13, 2015 |

Have I taught the children the stages in the writing process? pre-writing, composing, revising, editing, sharing, and publishing Do I encourage pre-writing activities? Do I help the students understand the purpose of each stage in the process? Do I avoid evaluating first drafts for handwriting, spelling, and usage Do I...

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What is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)?

By Patrick Lashmar November 02, 2015 |

The OSSLT, assesses whether students have the literacy (reading and writing) skills needed to meet the literacy requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).What are the benefits of the test? Besides determining whether a student has the literacy (reading and writing) skills needed to meet the literacy requirement for...

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