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Creating a Culture of Literacy

The editors across International Literacy Association journals have compiled a collection of articles, all based around creating a productive culture of literacy. These articles offer a wide perspective on integrating literacy within the world inside and outside of the classroom. Enjoy free access to these articles from the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Reading… Read more

Grammar Cheat Sheets

Are you preparing for a Team Trivia event in your community? Get ready for grammar questions by reviewing a couple of grammar cheat sheets. Source: www.grammarcheck.net Ready for more? Here’s part 2 with the remaining 22 tips. And, because there just might be questions about literacy, take a quick look at our Literacy Matters and… Read more

See Dyslexia Differently

The British Dyslexia Association created the animated video, See Dyslexia Differently, for young audiences to show some of the real challenges children with dyslexia face as well as their strengths and potential. KS1 See Dyslexia Differently and KS 2 See Dyslexia Differently are resource packs at two different levels that you can download for free… Read more

Raise-a-Reader

Today is the start of Raise-a-Reader Week! This year’s campaign runs between September 20th and 27th and continues to provide important support for family literacy programs in BC. What are the benefits of reading in the early years? How do you help children become readers? Take a look at the following infographic. Literacy Month Bingo… Read more

Essential Skills Day

Today is Essential Skills Day! This is the annual day to raise awareness about the important of workplace literacy and essential skills training. Do you remember all 9 essential skills? Check out this cheat sheet from ABC Life Literacy Canada. Get involved in the Skills Canada / Compétences Canada Essential Skills Day challenge! Tweet, Facebook… Read more

Decoda Plays Literacy Month Bingo – Free Choice

Christie – Listen to an audiobook: I recently listened to the last 15 minutes of The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Even though it was 50 hours long, Davina Porter’s fabulous narration kept me riveted all summer. Heather – Learn something new: I do a lot of crossword puzzles. Some quick ones like… Read more

Literacy and Voting

Literacy is correlated with civic engagement. Read Frontier College’s Literacy and Civic Engagement: Discussion Paper for background information. With the Federal Election on October 21st, voting is front and centre as an important part of civic engagement. If you are teaching about the electoral process and voting, here are resources that may be helpful: CIVIX… Read more

Folk University on Cortes Island

Today, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, the Cortes Island Literacy Now! Coordinator, shares a lifelong learning initiative – Folk University on Cortes Island. Thanks, Manda! Here I am in the middle of life, living in a small community, and I find that it is not my Honours degree in Environmental Studies and Politics, my thesis on Sustainable… Read more

STEM in the Early Years

How do you find good science resources to use with young children? To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High Quality STEM Resources sets out a tool that teachers can use to evaluate STEM activities. The questions in the tool focus on children’s active engagement with opportunities to ask questions, define problems,… Read more