Inhabit Education is a Nunavut-based educational publishing company with a mandate to provide educators and parents with educational resources that are infused with authentic perspectives from Arctic Canada. Inhabit Education’s publishing program always considers stories and information in an educational context. All the publications available from Inhabit Education are developed by a team of Nunavut educators and language experts.
Every season, Inhabit Education’s new releases include books at various reading levels and a balance of fiction and non-fiction titles. These titles incorporate concepts that students are familiar with—counting, animals, family, and traditional stories—within an Arctic context. These books are designed to support students across Canada in their reading development while providing access to materials that reflect Canada’s diversity of geography, culture, and traditions.
Nunavummi Reading Series
The Nunavummi reading series is a unique Nunavut-made levelled reading series that aligns the reading expectations of Inuktut (Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun), English, and French. The reading series corresponds closely to the reading levels and expectations developed by the Department of Education in Nunavut. As well, equivalency to other levelled reading programs such as Fountas and Pinnell are also identified.
For southern educators, this series represents an opportunity to infuse their levelled reading programs with authentic Nunavut perspectives and knowledge. Canada is a country of cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity, and the Nunavummi reading series helps educators create a literacy program that reflects this diversity, while easily fitting into existing levelled reading programs.
Books in the Nunavummi reading series build on the reader’s skills as he or she moves progressively from simple sentences to complex short stories and non-fiction informational books. Note: grade ranges are provided merely as a guide and may not reflect the developmental stage of a given individual reader. Click here to see more information about each level.
Social Emotional Learning
Inhabit Education’s Social Emotional Learning series features thoughtful, engaging stories that help school-aged children identify and learn regulate their emotions in healthy ways. This series lays the groundwork for good mental health in stories children will want to revisit again and again. All titles are available in English and Inuktitut, with select titles available in French.
Arvaaq Books is an imprint of Inhabit Education Books that was development for infants and young children. Books in this imprint are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. All titles are available in English and Inuktitut and feature engaging topics told from an Arctic perspective.