Stephanie Lehner

Thanksgiving

October 11th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. From all of us at LU, we wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving. Download this fun Wordsearch with a Thanksgiving theme. If you are interested in reading more about Thanksgiving, it’s history and traditions, here is a link to a reading comprehension activity for more advanced readers: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/reading/thanksgiving.html Gobble Gobble If you aren’t sure how to cook that traditional thanksgiving Turkey, why not read this article in the West Coast Reader: Or if eating turkey is not your thing and you’re looking for a Thanksgiving story to share with your …

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Halloween

October 31st is Halloween. This is a great time to have fun with your family – dressing up, carving jack-o-lanterns, and eating candy! The Centre for Family Literacy has some ideas for things to do in their blog post Halloween stories and science. If you’re looking for other things to do or want to learn more about Halloween. Here are some resources for you from LU: Download this fun Wordsearch with a Halloween theme. Or try this Criss-Cross Puzzle – It’s Spooky Season For more advanced readers, here is a short story to read from the British Council. There are …

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West Island Food Literacy Toolbox

TQSOI Food Literacy Toolbox The Tableau Quartier Sud de l’Ouest de l’Ile (TQSOI) has created 5 tools to enable members of the community to better understand local resources, food insecurity issues and the structure of the food system in the West Island. The tool kit includes: a Food Resource Directory, Film ‘Hidden Hunger’, A Guide to Balanced Eating, Links to a Collection of Food Literacy Workshops, A Diagnostic of the West Island Food System. https://tqsoi.org/food-security-toolbox/

GCF Global – Basic Computer Skills Tutorials

GCF Global – Basic Computer Skills – Tutorials GCF Global is a non-profit that provides a huge number of different free tutorials. This series of tutorials is designed for people wanting to improve their computer skills. Topics include basic computer skills, Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Internet skills and Google. The content of each tutorial is clearly laid out with nice graphics and videos. The course features a set of interactive steps. Participants can take a short quiz at the end of each tutorial to test their skills. A great way to improve your computer and digital knowledge and skills. …

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Orange Shirt Day

September 30th September 30th is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day. Read the personal story of Phyllis Webstad and find out more about why wearing an orange shirt honours the survivors and families of the residential school system https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html You can also listen to Phyllis Webstad in this Orange Shirt Day presentation. Phyllis encourages us to read and listen to the stories from survivors and their families. If you are looking for books to read written by First Nations, Metis and Inuits authors, GoodMinds.com is a great place to start. More online resources to share …

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Adult Education Courses Fall 2021

Space is limited and many course are already full – call NOW to check availability. Place Cartier – Fall courses start August 26th Click here to find out more about registering at Place Cartier 2021 To apply online and set up an appointment with an advisor open this link to the LBPSB Online Registrations Forms These links will take you to the Place Cartier website and a summary of programs offered: Exclusive Student Services at Place Cartier CEGEP and University Readiness Career Program Readiness High School Diploma Special Needs Programs Language Programs You can also follow Place Cartier on facebook: …

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Voting in the Federal Elections 2021

On Monday, September 20th, 2021, Canada goes to the Polls to vote. You can find out everything you need to know about about how to register and vote at the official elections website, https://elections.ca Find out how Elections Canada is working to keep the polling stations safe and what to do if you need to mail in your vote by watching this short infomercial. A Guide to Voting ABC Life Literacy has produced a brilliant Guide to Voting. You can download the Guide to Voting PDF here. Tutors can use this guide in sessions with their learners. Created in partnership …

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Contacting LU Over the Summer

The LU office closes over the summer. We open on September 7th. If you need to contact us over the summer months, please call 514-694-0007. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email us. Please, note that our email is now back up and running. If you prefer to contact us online, send a message to info@literacyunlimited.ca Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you to LU in September!

Olympics

The Olympic Games, 2020 This July after being delayed for one year, the 2020 Olympic Games is taking place in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics page is a great place to start a session. Here you can read more about the games and the athletes taking part. Find out all about the Canada Olympic Team Roster on the Official Team Canada website. Why not watch this video ‘Glory From Anywhere’ as part of your tutoring session. Talk about the vocabulary in the video. Follow up this video with a reading activity! News for You has an interesting article about the impact …

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