Spring Reading Materials

From Winter we move into Spring! Now is when the weather starts to get warmer, flowers begin to bloom and spring holidays are celebrated. Inspire your learners with spring-themed resources. Help new Canadians learn about the spring holidays celebrated in Canada. Enjoy the change in season with outdoor stories and activities with bright and colourful photographs. Embrace spring with our selection of themed resources below.

Spring Readers and Resources

  • Agricultural Literacy. Learn about agricultural literacy and the benefits it provides.
  • Easter. This book provides readers with a look at how Easter is celebrated in Canada. Facts are presented in an interesting way using simple language, illustrations and photographs, maps, activities and recipes. It is written at a grade 4 level.
  • GardeningDoris loves to garden but lives in a small apartment, so she helps to plant and maintain the gardens at her church. Fry reading level grade: 1. Free student activities are available online.
  • Garden math. Basic math word problems at the K to Grade 3 level in a gardening context.
  • Hello spring! Features bright, enticing photographs from photographer Shelley Rotner. The simple, lyrical text is accessible for new readers as it introduces the glories and biological rhythms of springtime. Ages 4-8 (K to grade 2).
  • It’s a jungle out there! : 52 nature adventures for city kidsThis guide contains 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games to help children connect to nature while living in the city. Ages 4 to 8. Includes “Spring: activities for fair and inviting weather.”
  • The Learning Garden : Literacy and Numeracy in a College CourtyardThis curriculum is designed to grow food and community, and promote health and a spirit of volunteerism, while providing experiential learning opportunities for adult literacy fundamental reading, writing and math. The 24 reading in this curriculum combine reading and writing levels 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. The math unit contains materials for levels 1 through 6. Reading and writing units are organized by season.
  • Literacy in a Garden. Find resources with gardening themes for learning reading, writing and math.
  • Mud Play for Fun & Learning. Learn about the benefits of mud play and get ideas for fun activities.
  • Special days and holidays. This e-book is part of a series called “Best of The Reader”. The stories in the e-books are from The Westcoast Reader, which is a newspaper for adults who are improving their English reading skills. This book contains B.C.-focused stories about Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Diwali, Vaisakhi, Easter, Hanukkah, Norooz, Ramadan, Remembrance Day, and the Lunar New Year. Available online as an e-book and in print from the library. Reading level: 1, 2 & 3.
  • Spring. This teacher’s manual includes five readers (Easter, Mother’s Day, Nowruz, Vaisakhi, Victoria Day) plus student handouts and activity masters for a unit on springtime holidays for literacy/low 1 level students. 

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