For the Online Digital Literacy Tutor’s Toolkit

Are you helping someone online with their digital literacy skills? Here are three places you can find helpful resources that are free. Northstar Digital Literacy Northstar Digital Literacy is a program of Literacy Minnesota. Their 1:1 Digital Literacy Skills Volunteer Tutor Plan provides a basic outline for a virtual tutoring session, including teaching tips for… Read more

Grass Roots Press – Hidden Gems

Many literacy practitioners are familiar with the Grass Roots Press readers and workbooks. Among the most popular loans from the Decoda Library, these publications are learning resources for adults who are working on their reading skills. An added bonus is the Canadian content. Have you visited the redesigned Grass Roots Press website? Did you know… Read more

Small but Mighty Resources for Tutors

The following four resources for tutors working with adults are proof that good things come in small packages! Two can be found online: Tutor Tools Working with Beginning Readers And two can be borrowed from the Decoda Library: Literacy Tutor’s Guide: Reading for Meaning and the Writing Experience The Tutor’s Toolbox These small booklets are… Read more

Working with Immigrant and Refugee Students

Are you tutoring immigrant or refugee adults? Here are some helpful online resources: Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma – from LISTN ESL Toolkit: Tips, Hints, Links & Resources for Volunteer Tutors – particularly for introductory English and low-beginning literacy and language skills; designed for the Refugee Response Team –… Read more

ONE TO ONE – A Children’s Literacy Program

Would your literacy organization like to introduce a tutoring program for children who could use some help with their reading skills? ONE TO ONE: A Children’s Literacy Program is something to consider. Started in Vancouver in 1989, this successful tutoring program provides one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers for elementary grade students who struggle with reading…. Read more