Stephanie Lehner

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In Canada, this year’s theme is The Future is Now. The Government of Canada’s website has lots of information including short biographies and videos about the many noteworthy Black figures in Canadian history, This month there are also lots of other interesting and inspiring articles to read, watch and discuss with your learner as part of your session. Here are just a few. For events in Montreal to celebrate Black history this month, check out the Mois l’Histoire des Noirs (MHN) website. MHN has lots to offer. If you are looking for a webinar on …

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A Tour of Ultimate Phonics

In January’s Let’s Zoom Tutors N Tea, LU volunteer tutor, Michael, took us on a tour of the resource Ultimate Phonics. Ultimate Phonics is a phonics-based program for beginning and struggling readers. Here is a short presentation from this session: If you and your learner are interested in getting a license to download and use this software, contact Stephanie at LU for more information! More About Ultimate Phonics from Spencer Learning To find out more about Ultimate Phonics, visit the Spencer Learning website. Here you will find the downloadable documents Michael refers to in the video: Reading proficiency test Detailed …

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Taking on the writing challenge

If you are working with a learner on their writing skills, this post provides some tips and resources to help you guide your learner through the writing process. This introductory presentation was made during a Let’s Zoom Tutors and Tea mini-training for LU tutors. In the presentation, we think about the writing task. We look at the various skills that we need to be good writers. We think about the first steps for a tutor working with an adult learner as they seek to improve their writing skills. The presentation highlights how important it is to break down the writing …

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Write On 2021 – Connections

LU is inviting all learners to submit their entries for Write On 2021. Our theme is Connections. Please encourage your learner to write a short text for our annual in-house publication. To find out more about Write On 2021 and for guidance and ideas on how to support your learner as they develop a text, please open this document: Guidance and Ideas for Write On 2021 Here are some previous editions of Write On: Write On 2020 – Re-imagine Learning Write On 2019 – Courage There are two Let’s Zoom TNT tutor workshops focused on writing skills planned. Save these …

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UTC Fundraising Event 2021

Spend an evening with a Canadian novelist and raise funds to support free adult literacy tutoring in the West Island. Literacy Unlimited is proud to present Under the Cover, a conversation with a Canadian author about books, the writing process, and topics of interest to the audience. At each Under the Cover event, a moderator will interview an author for the first part of the evening. At the end of the evening there will be time for questions to be answered. Three online Under the Cover events are scheduled for 2021 and will be on Zoom: Feb. 10 –  Gail …

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Adult Education Centre Updates

Here are the registration dates and relevant information and links for the winter schedule for the adult education centres: Place Cartier – Register as soon as possible! Space is limited and many course are already full. Here are some useful links: Go to this link to find out more about the registration process at Place Cartier 2020 To apply online open this link to the LBPSB Online Registrations Forms Click here to the Place Cartier Winter Schedule These links will take you to the Place Cartier website and a summary of programs offered: Exclusive Student Services at Place Cartier CEGEP …

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Winter Holidays

December is the start of winter. It’s a month of holiday celebrations and, in normal times, family gatherings. This year will be a little different. But nothing will stop the snow falling in Quebec. So, get out your winter clothes and prepare to start those winter activities. But if you are choosing to stay inside and keep warm, here are some great resources for you to try. Word Puzzle Download this fun winter word puzzle. Solve the puzzle and practice some common words we use at this time of year. Holiday Recipes Here are some holiday recipes that you can …

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is November 11th. On Remembrance Day, we observe a minutes silence at 11 am (the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month). Across the world, we pause in this moment of silence to honour and remember all the men and women who have lost their lives, served, and continue to serve Canada and around the world during times of war, conflict and peace. Resources you can use to learn more about Remembrance Day Find out more information about Remembrance Day on the Canadian Veterans Affairs website. Learn more about why we wear a poppy on …

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