Read All About Lit

Read All About Lit

Read All About Lit is the Decoda Literacy Library blog.

Look here for the latest news on what’s new in the library, useful links from around the web, and fun facts and contests.

Posts featuring books or resources are intended to highlight items we have recently acquired or accessed, and which we would like to share with our readership. They do not represent an endorsement.

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Understanding Dyslexia

Newly released, the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia is designed to be an introduction to dyslexia. It describes: How to recognize dyslexia in children, including multilingual English Language Learners Teaching techniques for educators Helpful technology aids How parents can prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting How adults with dyslexia managed their education experience… Read more

Set financial goals

It’s Week 2 of Financial Literacy Month! This week’s theme is Set financial goals. To achieve some of the things you want in life, you need to set financial goals. This includes having a plan to pay off debt and building a safety net in case your financial situation changes. The Financial Consumer Agency of… Read more

Impact of Screens on Preschool Brains

A newly released study, Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children, is creating some buzz. Read some of opinions about the research and its results in: 4 reasons not to freak out about the latest scary screen time study from Mashable expert reaction to study on screen use and… Read more

Learning about Canadian elections

Today we’re welcoming two guest bloggers from Maria Kenward’s LINC 7/8 class at Windsor Neighbourhood Learning Centre. They write about their successful experience learning about elections in Canada. My first time experiencing and learning about an election in Canada by “Charlotte” Is there anything that could be nerve racking for people in Canada for as… Read more

Getting ready for #WorldKindnessDay

World Kindness Day is celebrated every year on November 13th. It’s a day to highlight the positive power of kindness and encourage kind acts, large and small, to make a better world. And, it works. There’s one week until World Kindness Day. How will you celebrate? Here are some suggestions from Random Acts of Kindness:… Read more

Rethinking Giftedness

In this short film, older students who were labelled as gifted talk about some of the challenges that has created. And, younger students share their experiences of learning without labels. Rethinking Giftedness from YouCubed on Vimeo. Both labels and dichotomies are damaging in education. Instead of deciding some students are “smart” or “gifted” we should… Read more

Start with a Budget

It’s Week 1 of Financial Literacy Month and this week’s theme is Start with a budget. A budget is the foundation of financial well-being. It’s a simple but highly effective way to make sure you live within your means, and it allows you to take charge of your finances. Here are two infographics you can… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – November 2019

The November issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It contains articles about financial literacy, local birds, the new D-Day toonie, female WW2 veterans, and more … You can find the Teacher’s Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the newspaper for free,… Read more

Teaching and Learning with Twitter

In a unique partnership with UNESCO, Twitter has launched its updated Teaching and Learning with Twitter. This teacher’s guide is designed to help teach basic information and skills about how to navigate a complicated media environment. This media and information literacy resource covers: Media & Information Literacy and Global Citizenship Education Media & Information Literacy… Read more

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month! This year’s theme is Take Charge of Your Finances. ABC Life Literacy Canada has produced a financial literacy infographic that summarizes some of the statistics about financial literacy in Canada. In addition, they have also made available: Financial Literacy Month 2019 social media guide Money Matters Workbook 1: Spending Plans… Read more

Working together on cyber security

The theme for the final days of Cyber Security Awareness Month is Working together to achieve cyber security.

Halloween Stories to Read Together

With Halloween later this week, it’s a perfect time for a Halloween read aloud. Looking for books? Here are five lists with great suggestions: 17 Boo-tastic Halloween Books for Toddlers to Enjoy from Bookriot Best Halloween Picture Books (an Entirely Subjective List) from School Library Journal Going Fright-Free: 13 Halloween Books for Little Pumpkins from… Read more

Rainy Day Play – Outdoors!

There’s lots of rain in BC. That doesn’t mean that outdoor play ends. Looking for ideas for rainy day outdoor play activities? Here are five places to find suggestions: 10 Ideas to Encourage Outdoor Rainy Day Play 50 ways to play in the rain! Play in a Puddle on a Rainy Day Rainy Day Activities:… Read more

Three Visual Introductions to Executive Function

Executive function is a set of skills that help you get things done. Here are two videos and one infographic that introduce the topic. To learn more, browse A Guide to Executive Function from The Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University.

A Perfect Match

Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society highlights the hard work and dedication of tutor Jean Lee and celebrates the successes of Kevin, a dedicated learner, in this video.