Physical distancing and outdoor learning continue to be preventative measures for schools. That’s exactly what makes Storytime Trail "book walks" a safe and creative instructional tool that can be used all year long.
Support your CRRP efforts by respecting, reflecting and leveraging the power of stories of all students and their families.
Our outdoor book walks feature 24 English and 3 French diverse stories by Canadian authors on essential issues. With a purchase, you'll receive lesson plans written by certified teachers and video resources. "Good With Words" titles include free access to virtual author visits. Learn more by watching our short video and see how your students will be Moved By Stories.
Indigenous themes. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Environment and Climate Change. Identity and Gender nonconformity. Mental Wellness. Neurodiversity and Accessibility. Character Education. And more.
Features and Benefits
- Diverse perspectives presented in either the characters (including protagonists) or the authors and illustrators represent diverse backgrounds.
- Most titles are suitable for JK-5; four titles can be extended for use in Intermediate grades.
- Titles shortlisted or Best Bets with the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading include: I Love My Purse (2019); Where Oliver Fits (2019); Stolen Words (2018); The Thing Lou Couldn't Do (2017); If I Had a Gryphon (2017); and, Gabby (2013)
- On the Trapline (2021), by Governor General Award winners, David A. Robertson and Julie Flett.
- Harley the Hero (2021) by award-winning author-illustrator, Peggy Collins based on a true story of a teacher living with PTSD and her service dog.
- Outdoor instructional time permits unoccupied classrooms to open windows to improve air exchange.
- Differentiated learning in an outdoor setting provides students with a “physical break."
- Signs have built-in “extras” like QR codes that link to specially-made author and illustrator videos.
- Ready-made resources and templates prepared for each book by qualified educators.
- Share "book walk" sets within your family of schools to increase participation.
- Use for daily reading or to commemorate special events like National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30); National Indigenous History Month (June), National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21); International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3); National AccessAbility Week (May-June); Education Week (May); Pride Month (June); Autism Awareness Month (Canada: October); World Autism Month (April).
- Price: $485 plus HST and shipping & handling. See Order Form.