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Decoda Conference 2017 Presentations online

The presentations at the Decoda 2017 Conference: Fostering Literacy covered a wide range of topics. And now, thanks to the generosity of presenters, many of the presentation slides and materials are available online. If you were able to attend the conference, they’ll be a nice refresher and in some cases supply additional materials. If you… Read more

Reading Success at Home – Fiona Clare

Come Read with Me 2017 PowerPoint presentation Facilitator notes for Reading Success at Home Reading Success Games Concentration Game Directions Roll-Pick a Letter-Build a Word Game and Directions Roll-Say-Keep Game Board and Directions Word Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board and Directions Resources Code Master Code Story Come Read with Me Invitation Come Read with Me Session Information… Read more

Screen Time Together: Getting Apps into Laps – Lindsey Krabbenhoft and Francesca de Freitas

Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps PowerPoint presentation Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps Resource List VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Early Years VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Middle Years VPL Handout – Apps for Your Little One VPL Handout – Apps for Your School Age Kid

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety – Helen Chandler

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety PowerPoint presentation Young Workers Resources Ideas for using WorkSafeBC resources to teach occupational health and safety

Financial Empowerment: Teaching Financial Literacy to Low-income and Vulnerable People – Dolorese Plante

Financial Empowerment PowerPoint presentation Financial Literacy Application Form Financial Literacy Volunteer Job Description CPA Financial Literacy Program Overview Literacy Intake Form and Intake Process Money Matters Track Money Matters


Rewordify is free online software that simplifies difficult English text by rephrasing it to improve comprehension. It provides definitions and has an audio component to promote better vocabulary. And, it does all of this quickly. For teachers, there is a feature to create learning activities. Here’s what Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers has… Read more

ESL Literacy Readers

The ESL Literacy Readers are a collection of 40 theme-based readers designed for adult ESL literacy students. The themes are chosen for their high interest and relevance. The readers are organized in 7 levels, with increasing levels of difficulty in text, structure and vocabulary. Free download is available from Bow Valley College’s Centre for Excellence… Read more

Sesame Street in Communities

It’s Family Friday! Do you work with families with young children? Do you have a young family? Sesame Street in Communities is a website designed for you, the people who provide the “circle of care” that surrounds children. The web site provides free evidence-based resources to parents, caregivers, and community providers to help children to… Read more

Free Printable Bookmarks

Are you looking for economical gifts? In 50 of the Cutest Free Printable Bookmarks Online Right Now, Emily Polson has organized a collection of free, printable and attractive bookmarks that you can download and print. They cover a variety of tastes and range from cute to clever. These bookmarks can be a good small gift… Read more

Reading Aloud to Adult Students

We know that reading aloud to children promotes their reading. What about reading aloud to adults? The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Adult Students outlines why you might have reading aloud as part of your adult literacy program. Click here to read the article. The idea of reading aloud was explored last month in… Read more