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Scavenger Hunt for Adult Students

A scavenger hunt can be an enjoyable way for adult students to work together and practice using language. Read ProLiteracy’s Students ‘Find’ Learning Fun on Scavenger Hunts for a description of the educational benefits as well as instructions on how to design a scavenger hunt.

How do you spell …

Do you check your spelling online? If you do, you’re not alone. Last week, Google Trends released a list, by province and territory, of the most frequent ‘how to spell’ Google searches by Canadians. They range from ‘altar’ to ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. For more details, read Google reveals top ‘how to spell’ searches by Canadian province. (And,… Read more

Dialogue Journals

A dialogue journal is an ongoing written communication between two people to exchange experiences, ideas, or thoughts. The focus is on meaningful writing, not grammar or spelling. Used in teaching, it has several benefits including: Practicing writing to gain fluency Allowing students to show their strengths and interests Being an informal means of formative assessment… Read more

Talk With Me Baby

Even though babies can’t talk to you, it’s important to talk to them! The number of loving words that a child hears in the first three years of life makes a difference. For more information and resources on language nutrition for babies, visit the Talk With Me Baby website. A family friendly guide is included…. Read more

Reading Tips

The benefits of reading are well documented. (Click here for an infographic.) But, reading is time consuming. So, how can you maintain a good reading habit? Read Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit for seven tips on fitting in more reading. (Some of them may surprise… Read more

It’s All About the Money

The Native Women’s Association of Canada develops and delivers programs promoting equality for Aboriginal women and girls. A financial literacy program has been created to support economic empowerment. It’s All About the Money is a culturally relevant financial literacy project that covers personal relationship to money, credit, managing money, savings and investment, application of learning,… Read more

Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education

If you are a math practitioner working with adults, the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education is written for you. This special issue is devoted to numeracy education – research, effective practices and new instructional strategies. Click here to read the issue online. For… Read more

Read Between the Lines

Read Between the Lines is a new documentary produced by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. It describes the importance of early literacy and the problem of underfunding school libraries. Here’s a preview: Click here to view the full documentary.

Intergenerational Literacy

Today is Intergenerational Day. It’s a good time to read through The Open Door Collective’s recent background paper on Intergenerational Literacy. It briefly reflects on how helping parents develop their literacy skills has a double benefit, improving their workforce skills and improving their children’s success at school. It outlines specific actions for parents to take… Read more