Courtenay Middle School (Comox Valley, B.C.)
Teacher Resources for
Language Arts
Reference Materials
School Resources and Beyond
IRPs & Learning Outcomes (L.O.s)
Bibliographies & Citations
Libraries and the LRC
  Citation Machine   Learning Resource Centre (Phone 339-9978 to order)
  Bibliography styles - MLA   Learning Resource Centre; NEW English videos, etc  
Meriwether Catalog (to check on material)
  Vancouver Island Public Library
Planning Models
  Columbia Electronic    
CMS Subject Links
  Simple Wikipedia   CMS: Parts of Speech
      CMS: Punctuation/Capitalization
Dictionaries, Grammar etc.
  CMS: Spelling - in progress
  American Heritage Dictionary   CMS: Writing Contests
    CMS: Assisted Reading
  Oxford English Online   CMS: SSR - in progress
  Rhyming Words Dictionary    
SchoolNet: Language Arts    
  Thesaurus: Merriam-Webster Online  
Ethics, Notetaking and Research
TeachersNet: Literature   Quotations: Barlett's (   CMS: Ethics of information use
TeachersNet: Reading
  Quotations: Canadian (   CMS: Evaluating Sources
    Quotations: Movies   CMS: Evaluating Web Resources: Word document
  Elements of style (   CMS: Note taking form #1: Word document (basic model)
  The Armchair Grammarian   CMS: Note taking doc: Word document (expanded model)
  Grammar Tools & Lessons   CMS - Weaving a thought cloth
Assessment ideas and rubrics (Chicago School Board)
  UVic Writers Guide   BC Research Quest: pdf
  Writing Paragraphs  
PBL: Project-Based Learning   Writing Essays    
QuizStar (Create Quizes)      
WebQuests: Theory and Practice
RubiStar (Create Rubrics)  
Language Arts Tools

What are WebQuests? (San Diego State)

    BUBL Link: 400s in Dewey - Language  
The Process (University of Alberta)
Special Education
  BUBL Link: 800s in Dewey - Literature   CMS: Kara Dawson's Collection
  CMS: Terby's Tools   SD71 WebQuests
BC: Adapted and modified explained   CMS: Terby's Tutorials   SD71 WebQuest Links
BC: Special Education Manual   HomeworkSpot: English  
    CLN: Subject Areas  
Professional Bodies
Aboriginal Education
  CLN Theme Pages  
      BC Teachers of English Language Arts
Media Links, etc.
Learning Theories, etc.
  CMS: Evaluating Sources  
  Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online  
OMLEA (Ontario)
AskERIC - Classroom Management   Biography Channel    
AskERIC - Student Motivation   Book Television    
  The Nobel Prize    
Check for library resources
Created by Avi Luxenburg and Stew Savard with help from the entire CMS staff March/April 2004. Revised August 2006.