Literacy is Life

Literacy is Life Contest

What are you doing to celebrate literacy during Literacy Month?  Tell us, and you could win a prize. For more ideas on things to do, take a look at the September 2018 Fostering Literacy calendar. Read the full contest rules here.

#PutOnYourPurple Knitting

September is Literacy Month in BC. Did you know that purple is the signature colour for the month? Knitters at Decoda Literacy Solutions are taking advantage of this to indulge in some purple knitting. You’re invited to join in. We’re announcing this in advance of September so you have time to gather your supplies. Share… Read more

Fostering Literacy – a Personal Story

Congratulations to Winnie Chien for her winning entry in our Literacy is Life contest! Contestants were asked to tell about a time they fostered literacy in their home or community. Winnie is a LINC 6 student at Educacentre College in Vancouver. Here’s her story: How I Helped My Parents Use a Smart Phone My parents… Read more

Writing Prompt with a Prize

Are you looking for an idea to spark some writing? Something that draws on personal experience? For yourself? For a student? A class activity? Take a look at Decoda’s Literacy is Life Fostering Literacy contest. Classes have submitted entries in previous years. It can be a letter, a story or a poem. It can even… Read more

September is Literacy Month

Today is the start of Literacy Month in communities across BC. And it’s also the start of Decoda’s 4th annual Literacy is Life campaign. Literacy is Life raises awareness of the importance of literacy, and raises funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives across British Columbia. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. Here’s one… Read more

Trivia Teasers

We’re looking forward to Team Trivia Challenges in September. These fundraising events are a lot of fun (and maybe a bit competitive). Join us for a little practice to get ready. Test your trivia knowledge with these questions: What is a word in English without a rhyming word? Crayola crayons started with 8 colours. How… Read more

Literacy is Life Contest

September is Literacy Month in BC. Once again, Decoda is having a Literacy is Life Contest. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. It’s not too early to start thinking about your entry. How do you foster literacy? You have from now until the end of September to tell us your story and be entered to… Read more

Literacy is Life Month

Today is the first day of Literacy is Life Month in BC. Join the BC communities that have proclaimed September as Literacy Month and help raise awareness of the importance of literacy. What do we mean by literacy? Read Decoda’s Literacy Manifesto to see how literacy extends beyond reading and writing and helps us in… Read more