Parents

Reading at home

Reading at home with your children has strong positive impact on learning in all disciplines. Here, we provide books that can be read on the computer or on a mobile device, as well as reading tips to support this activity. Make it a routine, just a few minutes everyday, and come back often to see our newly added books.

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K-3 Inuktitut

ᓴᓯᓱ (SaSiSu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᓴᓯᓱ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᑕᑎᑐ (TaTiTu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᑕᑎᑐ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᐅ (U)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᐅ.
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K-3 Inuktitut

ᕙᕕᕗ (VaViVu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᕙᕕᕗ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᕋᕆᕈ (RaRiRu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᕋᕆᕈ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᖃᕿᖁ (QaQiQu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᖃᕿᖁ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᐸᐱᐳ (PaPiPu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᐸᐱᐳ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᖓᖏᖑ (NgaNgiNgu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᖓᖏᖑ
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᓇᓂᓄ (NaNiNu)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᓇᓂᓄ.
Book
K-3 Inuktitut

ᐃ (I)

This book uses short repeated sentences to teach ᐃ.

Inuktitut Grammar

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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Basic Sounds of Inuktitut

Rule 1: Presentation of the Inuktitut vowels and consonants
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Sequences of Vowels

Rule 2: No more than two vowels can appear in a row.
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Sequences of Consonants

Rule 3: No more than two consonants can appear in a row.
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

First and Last Sound of a Word

Rule 4: With few exceptions, a word may only begin with one of the following…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Consonant Groups Within a Word

Rule 5: No group of two consonants can follow another group of two consonants in…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Standard Orthography

Rule 6: Introduction to alphabetic (qaliujaarpait) and syllabic (qaniujaarpait) orthography.
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Teaching Literacy

Rule 7: We recommend that a synthetic method be used from the start.
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Words

Rule 8: A word, any word, combines a number of basic sounds in order to…
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Inuktitut

Word Categories

Rule 9: Inuktitut words can be classified to their grammatical properties.
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Inuktitut

Shared Properties of Nouns and Verbs

Rule 10: What makes a noun a noun is that is contains a noun ending.…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Deep form of Chunks

Rule 11: When a chunk occurs in a given word, it has a concrete form…
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Inuktitut

Truncating and Additive Chunks

Rule 12: All chunks except bases are either truncating or additive.
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Inuktitut

Softenings

Rule 13: The initial p or t of some additive chunks softens into v or…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Assimilation Rules

Rule 14: Assimilation is the process by which two nearby sounds become more similar to…
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Inuktitut

Reduction of Vowel and Consonant Groups

Rule 15: Processes occurring when two vowels or two consonants appear in a row.
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Inuktitut

Special Deletion of a Consonant

Rule 16: What to do when an additive noun beginning with a consonant plus a…
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Inuktitut

Rule of Double Consonants

Rule 17: When building a word, after all other rules have applied, if a group…
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Inuktitut

Properties of Noun Endings

Rule 18: All noun endings express case and number. Noun endings can also express possessor.
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Inuktitut

Non-Possessive Endings

Rule 19: Table of non-possessive noun endings.
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Inuktitut

Possessive Endings

Rule 20: Table of possessive noun endings.
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Inuktitut

Properties of Verb Endings

Rule 21: All verb endings express mood and subject person. Verb endings can also express…
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Inuktitut

One-Person Verb Endings

Rule 22: A list of possible one-person verb endings.
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Two-Person Verb Endings

Rule 23: List of possible two-person verb endings
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Inuktitut

Internal Structure of Nouns and Verbs

Rule 24: Understanding the internal structure of nouns and verbs
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Grammatical Groups of Verb Bases

Rule 25: It is a fact that both types of endings cannot be freely added…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Grammatical Groups of Verb Makers

Rule 26: Verb makers and their grammatical groups.
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Inuktitut

Grammatical Groups of Verb Extenders

Rule 27: The majority of verb extenders are neutral with respect to the five groups…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Grammatical Groups of Noun Makers

Rule 28: Some noun makers are added to verb stems that can take a one-person…
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Branching Structures

Rule 29: Additional branching structures to help visualize grammatical relations.
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Inuktitut

Productive Versus Non-Productive Postbase

Rule 30: Distinction between productive and non-productive postbase
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Inuktitut

Common Productive Postbases in Nunavimmiutitut

Rule 31: A list of common productive postbases
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Inuktitut

Tails

Rule 32: A list of word tails
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K-6, 1.0-2.3 Inuktitut

Exclamative Endings

Rule 33: There are two frequent exclamative endings in Nunavik Inuktitut. They are peculiar because…
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Inuktitut

Demonstrative Pronouns

Rule 34: Demonstrative pronouns serve to point out the persons or things spoken of. They…
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Inuktitut

Locative Pronouns

Rule 35: Locative pronouns refer to the location where the process expressed by the verb…
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Inuktitut

Personal Pronouns

Rule 36: A list of personal pronouns
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Inuktitut

Interrogative Pronouns

Rule 37: Interrogative pronouns are not a homogeneous group. Only suna and kina can occur…
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Inuktitut

Indefinite Pronouns

Rule 38: There are two main kinds of indefinite pronouns in Inuktitut: ‘free-choice’ pronouns and…
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Inuktitut

Reflexive Pronouns

Rule 39: Only three forms of one reflexive pronoun are used nowadays in Nunavik.
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Inuktitut

Particles

Rule 40: Particles are usually small words. They express neither a case nor a mood.

Math at home

Supporting the learning of math at home can be simple and easy. In fact, you already do it in your daily activities. Here are some suggestions of ways in which you can help your children develop fluency in math in just a few minutes everyday. These suggestions are updated every week.

Curriculum
1.0-2.3 Mathematics

Secondary Math

Secondary Math Curriculum
Curriculum
Mathematics

Mathematics (PWT)

Mathematics curriculum for the Prework Training Program.
Game
K-6 Mathematics

Rock Paper Math

Practice adding numbers up to 10
Game
K-6 Mathematics

Counting Down

This game is to practice counting down from a given number.
Game
K-6 Mathematics

Counting On

A game to practice counting on from a given number
Game
K-6 Mathematics

Guess my Number

A game to practice with the words “Less than” and “More than”
Game
1-6 Mathematics

Memory of Ten

A card game to practice adding numbers that make 10
Game
2-6 Mathematics

Aim for the Stars

A dice game to practice any or all operations
Game
K-6 Mathematics

Boom-Bang

A game to practice skip counting by 2s
Activity
1-6 Mathematics

Shapes Scavenger Hunt

How many shapes can you find around your house or community?
Game
1-6 Mathematics

Lucky 13

A card game to practice addition and subtraction
Activity
K-6 Mathematics

Math in Daily Activities

Suggestions of ways to incorporate Math in daily activities at home

Activities to do at home

Learning happens everywhere. It is fun, it stems from natural curiosity and it develops your children’s understanding of the world. Here are some suggestions of simple activities that you can do at home to engage your children in learning activities.

Activity
K-6, 1.0-2.3 English as a Second Language

Nunavik Writes

A compilation of texts written by Nunavik students
Activity
3-6 Sciences

Collapsing Bottle

Discover the force of air pressure!
Activity
3-6 Sciences

Rubber Egg

A fun hands-on experiment to make a rubbery see-through egg!
Activity
2-6 Sciences

Color Changing Celery

A fun hands-on experiment to see how plants move water around inside them!
Activity
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts

Printmaking

Use recycled materials to create prints at home
Activity
1-4 Sciences

Arctic Char Anatomy

Learn Inuktitut words to describe the anatomy of the Arctic Char
Activity
1.0-2.3 Sciences

Arctic Char Age

Use the Otoliths to determine Arctic Char’s age

What we are watching

Video, Website
K-6, 1.0-1.2 Sciences

Science Please!

A Canadian National Film Board collection of science videos
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Health and Wellbeing, Inuktitut

Quviasuppunga

A compilation of Nunavimmiut interpreting Charlie Adams’ song
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Career and Community Development, Inuktitut

Taqramiut Nipingat

Nunavik television network operated by Taqramiut Nipingat
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Health and Wellbeing

Aliasutta-Be Happy

This song is to encourage perseverance to Nunavik Youth and to all!
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Culture and Land Survival, Inuktitut

Interviews with Nunavik Elders

Interviews in Inuktitut with Nunavik knowledge holders
Video
K-6 Inuktitut

Inuktitut Songs

Songs recorded in Nunavik with lyrics subtitles
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts, Career and Community Development, Culture and Land Survival, Inuktitut, Sciences

IsumaTV

More than 7,850 videos from Indigenous groups around the world
Game, Video, Website
K-4 Inuktitut

Anaana’s Tent

Learning resources based on the TV show.
Video
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts

Drumming

A series of 9 videos on drumming in Nunavik
Video
1.0-2.3 Culture and Land Survival

Building and Living in Igloos

Video Interviews of Inuit who built and lived in Igloos

Suggested Websites

Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Sciences

Canadian Space Agency

Fun experiments, quizzes, and podcasts from space!
Video, Website
K-6, 1.0-1.2 Sciences

Science Please!

A Canadian National Film Board collection of science videos
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts

Iningat Ilagiit Virtual Museum

Cape Dorset and Baffin Island artwork collection
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Sciences

Canadian Geographic

Online classroom on the Canadian Geographic Website
Website
5, 6, 1.0-2.3 Culture and Land Survival, Inuktitut

Inuit Place-Names Nunavik Maps

Avataq Cultural Institute’s Inuit Place-Names Map of Nunavik
Game, Video, Website
K-4 Inuktitut

Anaana’s Tent

Learning resources based on the TV show.
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts

Nunavik Art Alive

Nunavik art catalogue archive and artists biographies
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Arts

Avataq Collection

Nunavik artwork collection
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Culture and Land Survival, Inuktitut

Nunavik Toponymy

Name and pronunciation of 125 Nunavik locations
Website
1.0-2.3 Sciences

Caribou Anatomy

uCalgary interactive caribou anatomy website

Nunavimmiut

ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᐅᑦ

Nunavik inhabitants

Avataq

ᐊᕙᑕᖅ

Sealskin float

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