Inspiring Empathy, Building Literacy
What is AnimalTales?
AnimalTales is a FREE book lending program created for Alberta Elementary teachers who want to foster empathy, respect and a sense of responsibility for animals, people and the environment. Through cross-curricular activities, a variety of concepts are addressed including caring for animals, people and the environment, developing positive relationships, communication and conflict resolution, responding to bullying and understanding and appreciating differences.
Each grade specific AnimalTales package contains:
- Four books
- Teacher’s Guide (tied to the Alberta Program of Studies) that includes Discussion Questions, Pre & Post-Reading Activities
- Student activity sheets
- Group activity material
- Online resources
The package is delivered to the school and Teachers will have approximately four weeks to use the materials
Teachers who complete AnimalTales will have their class added to our Kindness Map and will receive a class set of bookmarks!
Grade Level Descriptions
Click on a grade below to see what is all included in each package
AnimalTale Online Resources
Here you will find online resources that compliment each book in the package; Smart Board activities, activity sheets, videos, podcasts, etc…
How can stories promote empathy and compassion?
Learn more about literature and character building and how AnimalTales can help!