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Primary Junior Literacy Teacher Resources

A guide to resources that support the teaching and learning of Language, Grades 1 to 6.

Resources for Grade 1 to 6 Teachers

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The Queen's Education Library supports your teaching of Language by providing you with:

  • the best children's literature to introduce and teach topics in the Ontario Language curriculum
  • book lists to help you integrate children's literature into your teaching
  • levelled reader series with teacher guides
  •  lesson plans written for the Ontario curriculum
  • kits and videos selected for their connection to topics in the curriculum
  • print and online access to the best professional books and journals for PJ literacy teachers

Email me if you have recommendations to add to this teacher guide.

Connecting Children's Books to Our World

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From the Canadian Children's Book Centre, always our go-to for the best Canadian children's books, a Tackling Racism Reading List.

From Publisher's Weekly:  A Children's and YA Anti-Racist Reading List

Professional Journals

From the International Literacy Association (US)

The Reading Teacher is the ILA's flagship journal for teachers of reading and writing, and for those interested in the use of children's literature in Primary Junior classrooms.  Their annual Choices Reading Lists are open access and excellent guides to the best literature published for young people annually.

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

From the National Council of Teachers of English (US)

Language Arts

Voices From the Middle

English Journal


Language & Literacy (open access)

United Kingdom



'Free for Now' Resources

Reading resources temporarily available during the pandemic response, from the Literacy Now Blog, International Literacy Association.

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