ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 7-ᓂᒃ 9-ᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᑦ

Grades 7-9 Resources

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑎᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᒃᑐᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᑲᐃᓪᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒨᖓᔪᓂᒡᓘᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᓲᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᓗᖕᒦᓕᓵᖅᑐᓄᑦ.

Preteens and teens are developing deeper critical thinking and analytical skills. Learning activities and projects that solve a problem or deal with real-life questions tend to engage junior high–aged children.

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᑦ, ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᑦ, ᓈᓚᒐᔅᓴᐃᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᑕ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ.

The book, video, and audio resources on this website provide learning opportunities that will help challenge your children to think more critically about what they are learning.

ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ, ᐱᖃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕋᕕᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᐹᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᕝᕘᓇ, ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ:

As a parent, you have a role to play in your child’s learning and development. When engaging with the activities on this website, you can:

ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᑎᑦ

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᑕ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖃᑦᑕᕆᑦ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᕕᑦ. ᓲᕐᓗ, ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᒃᐸᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕆᖅᑲᐅᖕᒪᖔᒋᑦ, ᐊᐱᕆᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᒡᒍᑎᖓ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓃᖖᒑᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑦ.

Ask questions

As your child responds to an activity, ask questions to prompt a more detailed and critical answer. If, for example, your child is asked to explain whether or not they liked a text, prompt them with questions to help them support their answers with evidence from the text.

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᓂᐱᖃᖅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕈᒃ ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᕙᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᓈᓚᒃᐸᒡᓗᒍ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

Give your child a voice in their own learning

Choose learning activities for your child based on what they are interested in. Listen to and build on their ideas.

ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ

ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖃᑦᑕᕈᒃ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖁᓗᒍ “ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᑐᐊᕆᖖᒋᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ.” ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᕆᔪᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕈᒃ ᖁᓱᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ.

Write regularly

Encourage your child to write beyond “formal assignments.” Let your child choose what to write to build their confidence and enjoyment of writing.

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᖖᒋᓚᖅ? ᑭᓱᓂᒃ ᐱᒡᒐᕈᓱᒃᐸ? ᕿᓂᖅᐸᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᒌᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᓇᖕᒥᕙᓪᓗᒍᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᓗᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖖᒋᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

Observe your child

Observe your child as they play. What are they good at? What do they struggle with? Look for activities that build on what your child can already do, and challenge them to take risks and learn new skills.

ᖁᑦᑎᓐᓂᖏᑦᑕ ᓇᓃᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᒐᓴᐃᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᐃᑦ ᐱᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓈᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓇᓂᓗ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓ ᓇᓃᒻᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒃᑯᕕᐅᒃ, ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓗᓯ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᐸᑦ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᑕᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᑦ, ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓅᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓯ.

For each grade range, a variety of books at various reading levels are suggested. Please know that reading levels vary and this is normal. If you don’t know the reading level of your child, we suggest you start at a lower level and work upwards. When your child shows that they can read at a level without mistakes, you can move to the next level.