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ABC Life Literacy – Searching Safely Online Workbook

ABC Life Literacy – Searching Safely Online Workbook This downloadable workbook takes you and your learner through the basics of the internet safety. In this workbook, you will explore some of the basics of internetsearches and offer tips you can use to practice searching. The 7-page workbook contains pictures and spaces for notes. A great set of activities to do in a session with your learner. To download a copy of the workbook, go to: https://abclifeliteracy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ABC-InternetMatters-Safety.pdf Info Sheet Available

ESL with Jennifer

English With Jennifer This YouTube channel is a great place to go for any English language learner. Many of her lessons are free to view (there is a paid membership area where there are additional videos). Lessons start from basic English language topics like: Greetings, useful expressions and basic grammar. There is lots to choose from and each video lasts between 3 and 15 minutes. Something you can share and watch in a tutoring session or ask your learner to review for homework. https://www.youtube.com/c/Englishwithjennifer/featured

English Lessons Brighton

English Lessons Brighton (ELB) ELB contains articles on grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary and other English skills, designed to help students at an intermediate level and above. You will find an archive of over 200 articles to help learners improve. The site also contains links to many other great English language learning resources. https://englishlessonsbrighton.co.uk/free-lessons/

EnglishLinx

EnglishLinx Englishlinx.com is a free resource. The site is full of worksheets that cover a a variety of topics. The worksheets may be used in tutoring sessions or between sessions and address a variety of grade levels. Subjects include: spelling, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. Please note that there are a few adverts on the site that can be distracting to some users. https://englishlinx.com/content-by-subject/

Randall’s Listening Lab

Randall’s Listening Lab This site is full of listening exercises that focus on everyday English comprehension skills at three levels based on content, voices, vocabulary, and natural speed. A combination of adult, teenage, and children’s voices are included. If you are looking for listening comprehension activities to share with your learner, this is a great place to go. https://www.esl-lab.com/

British Council Learn English

British Council Learn English This site is full of clear and simple explanations and exercises where a learner can practice their literacy skills and increase their understanding of English. Exercises are divided into different levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. The site provides great resources to use in a tutoring session ~ reading, writing, speaking and listening and covers grammar, vocabulary and basic writing skills. https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/

Kahoot

Kahoot! Kahoot is an online game based learning platform. Tutors can set up fun web based activities for learners to review lessons on any subject. Once comfortable with the platform, learners can be encouraged to create a quiz themselves and share it with their family or friends – a great way to promote family literacy! https://kahoot.com/schools-u/ Watch this video to learn more:

Flit

Flit Flit is an app created by the Centre for Family Literacy. It is full of activities and tips to help families develop literacy skills. Parents will find lots of things to do with their children ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games. Each activity is specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills and have FUN doing it! It’s FREE from both the Apple and Play Store.

Our News September 2021

Our News September 2021 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “what did you love about the summer?” . Here’s what they said! What we loved about summer! “With the easing of Covid restrictions, it was wonderful to be able to participate in outdoor fitness and Zumba classes at the Y and to be able to be with people again. That combined with a five day getaway to Magog made it a perfect summer.” ~ SB “I enjoyed making my first vegetable garden. The kale and tomatoes are still growing.” …

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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/

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