Westcoast Reader

The Westcoast Reader – October 2020

The October issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! There are articles about Fire Prevention Week, animals who help people, regrowing vegetables from scraps, and more… You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. Bonus: Free access continues for digital issues from January to June, 2020. For subscription information, or to find… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – September 2020

The September issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! There are articles about Literacy Month, a stolen teddy bear, the Pandemic Postcard project, and more… You can find the Teacher’s Notes for this issue online. Bonus: Free access continues for digital issues from January to June, 2020. For subscription information, or to find out… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – May 2020

The May issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It has articles about mental health, pollinators, fun BC news and more… Reminder: There is free access to this year’s digital newspapers until further notice. The Teachers’ Notes for this issue are available for free download.  

Free access to The Westcoast Reader!

To help you stay connected to your adult students while practising physical distancing, The Westcoast Reader is now providing free access to the digital editions of the 2020 paper, no subscription required. In each issue you’ll find a variety of topical articles at three different reading levels. And there are free Teachers’ Notes for each… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – March 2020

The March issue of The Westcoast Reader is now available! In it, you will find articles about Spring Break activities, Harry and Meghan, poetry, interesting BC Place names, and more … The Teachers’ Notes for this issue are available for free download. For subscription information, click here.  Now, a digital format option is available.  

Using Newspapers in the Classroom

ProLiteracy recently released some videos on using newspapers to teach adult literacy and adult ELL students. Find ideas in these for using The Westcoast Reader. Listening for Beginning Sounds Listening for Vowel Sounds Finding Sight Words Looking for more inspiration? Using the Westcoast Reader in the EAL Classroom, a session at the Decoda Conference 2017,… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – February 2020

The February issue of The Westcoast Reader is now available! In it, you will find articles about the Northern Lights, local musicians, the word of the year, Black History Month, and more … There are Teachers’ Notes for this issue available for free download. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies… 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

The Westcoast Reader – October 2019

The October issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It contains articles about the October election, spooky places, a rainbow crosswalk, 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, click here.  Now,… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – September 2019

The September issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It contains articles about hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser, a ban on plastics, rare sheep, Literacy Month, 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