Learning Commons Resources

English Language Arts eBooks for Gr. 10 – 12 on Sora

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs available.

Curriculum Examples

  • The Elegant Essay Writing Lessons
  • How to Write excellent essays with Structure & Style in 7 easy steps
  • Teaching the classics – A Socratic method for literary education
  • Wordsmith Craftsman
  • Shakespeare Kit

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • English
  • Writing
  • Composition
  • Language Arts

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.  You can also view Topic Lists in the Search Portal. Choose the High School icon which will open the subject lists.  Read more here about using Topic Lists.

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP or go to BrainPOP Educators (no username/password required), which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.  For Language Arts in Gr. 10-12 there are many, many BrainPOP videos available.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca and look for English language resources or categories.  If you search in the Resources under Curricula, you will find:

  • English First Peoples 12
  • English First Peoples:  Literary Studies 10
  • English First Peoples:  Literary Studies and New Media 11
  • English first Peoples:  Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11
  • English First Peoples: Literary Studies and Writing 11
  • English First Peoples:  New Media 10
  • English First Peoples:  Spoken Language 10
  • English First Peoples:  Writing 10
  • English:  Composition 10 to 12
  • English:  Creative Writing 10 to 12
  • English:  English Studies 12
  • English:  Literary Studies 10 to 12
  • English:  New Media 10 to 2
  • English:  Spoken Language 10 to 12

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Canada and look for English/Language Arts for topics such as Composition, Grammar, Literature and Reading.  There is also information on Research and Study Skills, such as Documentation, Preparation and Study Skills.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

To search Explora High School, log in to Explora Secondary.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  Log in to your parent home page in Encom, or through the Search Portal at the Search Portal landing page to find the links, usernames and passwords for the various GALE sites:  “Canada in Context”, “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

GALE CENGAGE Learning is a world leader in eResearch and educational publishing.  (Gr. 9-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in at KNOW BC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book title.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, and has the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in at Learn360 and search for English and Language Arts topics.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

NoveList Plus can find the perfect book for you!  Log in to NoveList Plus.  Type in your favourite author, keyword, or book title, and the NoveList database will search its rich collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. NoveList will even search by genre, popularity ratings, and readability level (Lexile scores).

NoveList Plus is a book database for Gr. K-12 students who want to find a book to read.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways to search for English Language Arts and Grade 9-12.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book and choose World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12).  Not only are there topics relating to English Language Studies, but also great helps for Research and Study Skills.

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.