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Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adult Learners

Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adults Learners: Practitioners Toolkit was developed by CanLearn Society to help practitioners work effectively with adults with reading difficulties. The toolkit provides strategies based on findings from both reading and learning disabilities research – strategies that work with all adult learners, including those with learning disabilities. It also builds… Read more

Family Scavenger Hunt

Sunday’s tip on the Fostering Literacy calendar is “Go on a scavenger hunt”. This is a fun way to embed literacy in a family activity. And, it can be done outdoors. Looking for ideas? Nature Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with free printables!} has lots of tips and suggestions for creating scavenger hunts for children of… Read more

Essential Skills

Today is Essential Skills Day! It’s a day to focus on workplace literacy and the importance of essential skills training. The essential skills are nine skills that have been identified as the key skills that are needed for work, learning and life. They are the foundation for learning all other skills. Can you name the… Read more

Celebrate Literacy!

Share how you’re celebrating literacy this month for a chance to win a prize. Enter Decoda’s Celebrate Literacy contest for Literacy Month. Deadline is the end of September. Looking for ideas on ways to celebrate? Take a look at our 2018 Fostering Literacy Calendar.

Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?

Many people get their news from social media. Can you determine if a Facebook post is genuine or part of an influence campaign? It’s not always easy to tell the difference. Take the New York Times Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post? quiz to test your skills. The answers give you tips on spotting… Read more

Science Literacy Week

Today’s the start of Science Literacy Week! It’s a week-long celebration of science and space in Canada. To see what’s happening in BC, click here. September 20th is National Science Reading Day. Teachers are invited to set aside time for science readings, including non-fiction books, science fiction novels, science-themed graphic novels, scientist’s biography, and science… Read more

Raise-a-Reader Week 2018

Today is the beginning of Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Week! From today until September 21st, funds are raised to support a wide variety of family and early literacy programs in BC communities. Visit the Raise-a-Reader Week webpage to donate. Throughout the week, The Vancouver Sun will feature articles on the good work that Raise-a-Reader funding supports. Canuck… Read more

Rotary Club of Vancouver: Supporting Literacy and Youth in 2018

Decoda Literacy is grateful to the Rotary Club of Vancouver for its Champion Level support of Literacy Month. The Club’s focus is to provide opportunities for school age children and young adults. For three years in a row, Decoda has received a $5,000 cheque from the Club in support of the Fostering Literacy Project. Previously,… Read more

Decoda’s Silent Reading Club

Today’s tip on the Fostering Literacy calendar is Start a book club. With that in mind, we’d like to invite you to join the impromptu, one day Decoda Silent Book Club. It’s easy to participate: Choose a book to read today. Schedule time to read the book today. Share what you’ll be reading in the… Read more

Baking and Literacy

Today’s tip on the 2018 Fostering Literacy Calendar is Bake something. Are you surprised that this is an activity that supports literacy? Food can be a very effective vehicle for learning. It is familiar and relevant for everyone. Baking, and any other food preparation, is a great activity for reinforcing literacy and numeracy skills. Preparing… Read more