Resources for Educators and Parents

Welcome, educators and parents. We're glad you're here! We've compiled a number of online resources that can be used in the classroom or from home. You'll find links to free teacher guides and activities, ebooks and audiobooks, as well as information about Orca's dedicated language arts program and our digital subscriptions.

Are you looking for customized resources, such as ebook bundles or other digital products? Curious about classroom licenses for individual ebooks? Please contact us at 1-800-210-5277 or to discuss your school's needs.


Orca is pleased to offer a range of digital products to meet the needs of readers and educators and ensure our books are accessible to as many readers as possible. Learn more about Orca ebooks and digital subscriptions.

The Story Ninja program consists of 21 ready-to-use lesson plans and accompanying videos that cover story-building, writing and editing. Developed by award-winning author Sigmund Brouwer and now available completely online at



Download classroom activities and posters to share with your students.

Download professionally written teacher guides for many titles, including Orca's hi-lo and early reader series, select middle reader fiction, middle reader nonfiction and teen fiction.

Orca provides reading levels for the majority of its titles, using a range of leveling systems, including the Fry Method, Lexiles, Guided Reading/Fountas & Pinnell and ATOS for Books/AR#. Learn more about our leveling systems and download a spreadsheet of reading levels for Orca titles.



Orca Two Read Books is a series of phonics stories for children ages 6–9, designed especially for children who are learning to read with a language-learning challenge such as dyslexia or with English as an additional language. Visit for additional resources and activities.

For younger readers and their families, the Lucy Tries Sports website comes with fun games and activities. Help Lucy find her favorite sports terms in a word search, solve a long-vowel crossword puzzle, match letters and sounds, navigate a short-track maze, draw Lucy with a dot-to-dot and more.



What’s better than a video of an author reading their own book?

Watch videos of Orca authors reading from their books and learn more about the Read Aloud Canadian Books Program.