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

Busted: 11 enduring literacy myths

How do you address misconceptions about literacy? Busted: 11 enduring literacy myths is a new policy brief from the Canada West Foundation. Written by Janet Lane and Scott Murray, it describes and debunks the following myths: Myth 1: Everyone can read so there can’t be a literacy problem. Myth 2: More education means better literacy…. Read more

Trauma-informed EAL

Here’s another reminder of a great resource! Are you working with refugee women who have experienced trauma?  Here’s a resource for you. The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) has published Trauma-Informed EAL: PIRS Teacher’s Guide to Trauma-Informed English as an Additional Language. Here’s what the curriculum designer, Diana Jefferies, has to say about the approach:… Read more

Links to Literacy

Even though our weekly information update, This Week in the Field, is taking a summer break, there’s still lots of literacy news and information to share. Here’s a collection of assorted links to literacy to browse: At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study… Read more

Misleading Health Headlines

In health news, there can be a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. Here’s a new TED Ed video on how to read past the headlines. Click here for the full lesson.

Literacy and Poverty

Frontier College’s recent research report, Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy, underlines the role literacy can play in addressing poverty. The report highlights include the key research findings and the strategic recommendations. For more research and statistics, look at the earlier discussion paper. Using Brain Science to Design New Pathways Out of… Read more

Yes I Can: Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators

Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators is a unique resource from Project READ Literacy Network. This guide for adult education facilitators provides information and strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders. In addition to general information on mental health challenges, it presents information on specific… Read more

Literacy Program Videos – South Vancouver Island

Today we are pleased to welcome Jan Dupuis, the Literacy Outreach Coordinator in Victoria, as our guest blogger. She shares her experience in creating videos of literacy programs. In the summer of 2017 I approached SHAW TV about producing segments on local literacy programs and services. I had experience volunteering with SHAW TV and understood… Read more