Kanata : je suis ici - Set of 22 Mini-magazines


French-language resource

ISBN: 978-1-897328-04-0

Set of 22 mini-magazines, including 2 special editions featuring Véronic Dicaire and brothers Jonathan and David Toews.

 Featuring youth profiles and themes central to Kanata : je suis ici.

Each mini-mag includes:

  • the introduction of a young person and the basic vocabulary of the mini-mag through a photo-story
  • the young author presenting a family activity that is important to him/her
  • an adult from the family making connections between the  present, past and future
  • a more complex informative text providing other relevant info for this activity 

Different reading levels

Each mini-mag features texts with increasing levels of difficulty. This gives students the support they need to gradually improve their language proficiency. Teachers can use the kit to introduce all class students to the same content while taking into consideration each student's particular skill set. 

  • Specialized language  
  • The mini-mags present different writing styles, including narrative, informative, entertaining and  poetic.

Each mini-mag approaches specialized language in its own way, given that it deals with a subject that is of interest to its young author and his/her family but which may be completely new to the reader. Narrative and informative texts acquaint readers with new topics by presenting specialized terms in an accessible, easy-to-understand way. 

The following is a list of the Kanata: je suis ici mini-magazine themes, as well as the names of the young authors and their origins: 

  • Arctic Fishing - Leevee from Nunavut
  • African Dance - Nelson from Ontario
  • The Bison – Riel from Quebec
  • The Drum – River from New Brunswick  
  • The Accordion – Jaden from Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Weaving – Danielle and Dominique from Ontario
  • Couscous – Imane from Manitoba
  • The Picasse – Joël from Nova Scotia
  • Salmon Fishing – Edward from Quebec
  • Tap Dancing – Simon from New Brunswick  
  • Hockey – Adam from Québec
  • Soccer – Jacqueline from Ontario
  • Bannock – Sara from Ontario  
  • Gratitude – Caelen from British Columbia
  • Fishing in the Yukon – Nadaya from the Yukon  
  • The Violin  – Zoé from Prince Edward Island
  • Ice-Fishing – Adrien from Manitoba 
  • Beekeeping – Patrice from Alberta
  • Trapping and Hunting – Devon from the Northwest Territories
  • Farming – Sarah from Saskatchewan
  • Song and Theatre – Véronic DiCaire from Ontario
  • Hockey – Jonathan and David Toews from Manitoba