Reading

Resources in this section have been organized into the following categories:


Decoding and Phonics

  • Citizen Literacy


    Online Resource Citizen Literacy

    Citizen Literacy Learner web app is free to use and requires no registration from users. It features a voice driven interface suitable for low literacy learners with two virtual teachers that provide instruction and instant personalized feedback. With interactive learning and gameplay, by the end of lesson 2, learners are beginning to read and write simple sentences.

    For tutors who are new to the use of phonics methods then working their way through the app also serves as a practical phonics training resource. For more information please visit the Supporting Tutors page.

    Literacy Unlimited has accompanying learner workbooks and tutor guides in the library for tutors and learners to borrow.

    Link to the resource: https://citizenliteracy.com/app/

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  • Graphogame

    Graphogame

    This App uses game-play to encourage learners to practice connecting spoken sounds with letters and words. Each lesson is easy to understand, interactive, and quick. This phonics-based App is a fun and effective way for beginning readers to learn how to read.

    Players earn rewards with every correct answer and learning sequence completed. After 15 minutes of play, they can use rewards to customize their avatar!

    Visit the Apple, Google Play, or Microsoft stores to purchase the App for CAD$3.49

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  • IXL Learning

    Online Resource IXL Learning

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, the IXL Learning website has a huge range of resources that help learners develop the communication skills they need. The site has dedicated sections for English, Math and Science. In the English area, activities for skill development are organized by school grades (K through Grade 12).

    This is a great resource area for beginning readers who want to follow a systematic approach to phonics. Learners can interact with the website to practice new sounds and develop phonemic awareness.

    More advanced readers and writers will find many activities to develop higher level reading and writing skills: vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, grammar and composition.

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    https://ca.ixl.com

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  • Listen and Learn English 1

    Listen and Learn English 1 – Adults Phonics Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video Adult Phonics Course is geared for ELL learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning the basics of phonics. The videos cover the alphabet, short and long vowel sounds, consonant pairs and vowel pairs. There are 70 separate lessons which last 10 minutes on average.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU6FrxaRZkxieeP7dk4Hu6H6


  • Listen and Learn English 2

    Listen and Learn English 2 – Basic English Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video-based Basic English Course is geared for ELL adult learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning foundational grammar and vocabulary. There are 54 bite-sized lessons around 10-12 minutes in length that cover foundational grammar and vocabulary

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU4Xmzj3obJHMAFkiLpf7rE5


  • Listen and Learn English 3

    Listen and Learn English 3 – Adult Phonics Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video Adult Phonics Course is geared for ELL learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning the basics of phonics. The videos cover the alphabet, short and long vowel sounds, consonant pairs and vowel pairs. There are 70 separate lessons which last 10 minutes on average.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU6FrxaRZkxieeP7dk4Hu6H6


  • Montessori Words and Phonics

    Montessori Words and Phonics

    Based on the Montessori learning method, Montessori Words helps develop reading, writing and spelling skills by building words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled Movable Alphabet. This App encourages users to practice simple decoding and phonics exercises. The exercises start with simple CVC words and builds up to more complex words.

    Costs $4.99

    Download from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lescapadou.picturespelling

    Download from Apple Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id384334005

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    Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store


  • PB Phonics

    PB Phonics – Levels 1 – 3 and 4 – 7

    This App takes learners through lessons where they learn the alphabet, letter sounds, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Each lesson is easy to understand, interactive, and quick.

    Please note: only available for Apple devices

    Find it in the Apple store here: PB phonics in the Apple Store

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  • Sentence Master

    Sentence Master

    Sentence Master is a fun and educational game for all levels. Users practice English grammar by ordering the words to form correct sentences and sayings. Players are presented with a set of words, they must tap the words to complete a sentence. Players are timed to see how long it takes to make a full phrase. Each phrase is given a rating, with 3 stars denoting good work and 1 star denoting poor work. The number of mistakes is also recorded.

    Learners play the game in single-player or multiplayer mode. There are 5 levels to choose from: beginner, competent, professional, expert, and one called proverbs.

    Link to the resource:

    For apple devices: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/learn-english-sentence-master/id980204043
    For android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mojoegames.sentencemaster&hl=en&gl=US

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  • Ultimate Phonics


    Online Resource Ultimate Phonics

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    The Ultimate Phonics complete program consists of more than 4,400 words and 2,100 sentences organized into 262 lessons. The lessons are grouped into 12 levels, teaching the entire phonics system of English.

    You get the first level (lessons 1 to 50) for free as an App and you can do a free 10 day trial of the Windows or iOS version for laptops. There is the option of purchasing additional levels or a license. To find out more about this App go to the Spencer Learning Homepage.

    You can learn more about this resource from an LU Tutor who is using this software by visiting our Let’s Zoom TNT recording from January 2021.

    Ask the LU program director for more information on this product and getting a license.

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Vocabulary

  • All Things Grammar

    Online Resource All Things Grammar

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    All Things Grammar is a free resource. The site has numerous worksheets with free downloads, including answer keys, on a variety of grammar topics. The site also has games for every level.

    Subjects include: sentence structure, articles, adverbs, and adjectives

    https://www.allthingsgrammar.com

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  • All Things Topics

    Online Resource All Things Topics

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    All Things Topics is part of the All Things site series. The site is full of English language learning resources that cover a variety of topics. The activities are grouped according to different topics (e.g., beach, cats, colours, weather). Each activity can take the form of Audio Files, Videos, Interactive Quizzes & Printable Worksheets and can be used in tutoring sessions or between sessions with learners at different 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://allthingstopics.com

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  • British Council Learn English

    Online Resource British Council Learn English

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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/

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  • Crossword: Learn English Words

    Crosswords

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Here are two Apps for Androids that feature crossword puzzles.

    Each can be used to improve your English vocabulary and learn a new language words easily. They both feature free crosswords that you can do offline without an internet connection. Both are available on Google Play.

    TOP FEATURES:
    – Unlimited hints
    – Easy levels for everyone
    – Fun and educational
    – Reveal letter hint
    – Reveal word hint
    – The size of the grid adjusts to your device

    Crossword – Learn English Words: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.orium.english.crosswords

    English Crossword Puzzles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appspot.orium_blog.crossword.eng

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  • English Lessons Brighton

    Online Resource English Lessons Brighton (ELB)

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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/

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  • EnglishLinx

    Online Resource EnglishLinx

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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/

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  • ESL with Jennifer

    Online Resource English With Jennifer

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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


  • Fry’s Sight Words Checklist

    Fry’s Sight Words Checklist

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Have you ever wanted to review a list of Edward Fry’s top 1000 most common sight words in English with a learner?

    Here is a simple list of Fry’s 1000 sight words. The list is broken into sets of 10 words that a learner can use to practice reading and recognising sight words. Tutors and learners can use the list to monitor progress.

    ©2005 M. Myriam Capella – Based on Edward Fry’s 1000 Most Common Words for Reading and Writing

    You can download and print the checklist by clicking here: Fry’s Sight Words Checklist


  • IXL Learning

    Online Resource IXL Learning

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, the IXL Learning website has a huge range of resources that help learners develop the communication skills they need. The site has dedicated sections for English, Math and Science. In the English area, activities for skill development are organized by school grades (K through Grade 12).

    This is a great resource area for beginning readers who want to follow a systematic approach to phonics. Learners can interact with the website to practice new sounds and develop phonemic awareness.

    More advanced readers and writers will find many activities to develop higher level reading and writing skills: vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, grammar and composition.

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    https://ca.ixl.com

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  • Kahoot

    Kahoot!

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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:

    https://youtu.be/7XzfWHdDS9Q


  • Learnhip

    Online Resource Learnhip – Tips and Resources, Puzzles and Games

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Learnhip is a great website where you can find all sorts of resources and tips for your tutoring session. It has interactive games, puzzles, activities and exercises aimed at learning and teaching English and other subjects online. Contains some great ideas for screen sharing activities in remote tutoring.

    http://learnhip.com


  • Listen and Learn English 1

    Listen and Learn English 1 – Adults Phonics Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video Adult Phonics Course is geared for ELL learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning the basics of phonics. The videos cover the alphabet, short and long vowel sounds, consonant pairs and vowel pairs. There are 70 separate lessons which last 10 minutes on average.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU6FrxaRZkxieeP7dk4Hu6H6


  • Listen and Learn English 2

    Listen and Learn English 2 – Basic English Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video-based Basic English Course is geared for ELL adult learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning foundational grammar and vocabulary. There are 54 bite-sized lessons around 10-12 minutes in length that cover foundational grammar and vocabulary

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU4Xmzj3obJHMAFkiLpf7rE5


  • LU Word Puzzles For Everyday Life

    LU Word Puzzles for Everyday Life

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From time to time, LU creates wordsearches, crosswords and other word puzzles for everyday life, e.g., shopping, managing your money, health. Some of these puzzles are created by tutors. You can download these PDF puzzles below:


  • LU Word Puzzles For Special Occasions

    LU Word Puzzles for Special Occasions

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From time to time, LU creates wordsearches, crosswords and other word puzzles on special themes, e.g., Halloween, Winter Holidays, Thanksgiving. You can download these PDF puzzles below:


  • ReadWorks

    Online Resource ReadWorks

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    ReadWorks is a nonprofit organization with the mission to support the growth of successful, joyful readers. By creating a free educator’s account on this site, you will have access to a library of curated nonfiction and fiction passages, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, text-dependent question sets, teacher guidance, and more! Learners create an account and join the tutors ‘class’. You can assign a learner a reading passage and comprehension questions. Learners can build their own library of reading materials.

    ReadWorks resources for the teaching and learning of reading comprehension are always fully free for use by both educator and learner.

    https://about.readworks.org/teacher-guide.html

    It’s easy to create an account. Just go to the website and click on the Sign Up button. The Teachers Guide section (look for the tab at the top of the webpage) gives step-by-step instructions on how to get started and invite your learner. Once you are signed up, you can use screen share in an online session to walk your learner through signing up as a student.

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  • Unite For Literacy

    Online Resource Unite for Literacy Online Books

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Unite for Literacy develop online picture books to encourage literacy. The site may have been developed for a young audience, however, many of the books are suitable for and interesting to learners of all ages. Each book contains vivid colour pictures and short text. There is also an audio for each book. At the end of each book is a suggested activity or question.

    https://uniteforliteracy.com


  • World Food Program Quiz Collection

    Online Resource World Food Program Free Rice Quiz Collection

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    The UN World Food Program (WFP) have created lots of quizzes in a game called Freerice. Freerice has many different categories to choose from. Each quiz is multiple-choice with four options to choose from. You can set the difficulty level for the quiz in a drop-down menu on the top left of the screen.

    Lots of fun and supports a good cause!

    https://play.freerice.com/categories

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Reading Fluency

  • Bow Valley Readers

    Online Resource Bow Valley College Readers

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Bow Valley College has developed seven sets of readers at different levels for ELL or beginner/intermediate learners. Each reader has content relevant and important to everyday adult life. There are lots of photos for readers to refer to. There is an audio recording for each text that a reader can listen to as they read.

    https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/learners/readers.php


  • Fry’s Sight Words Checklist

    Fry’s Sight Words Checklist

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Have you ever wanted to review a list of Edward Fry’s top 1000 most common sight words in English with a learner?

    Here is a simple list of Fry’s 1000 sight words. The list is broken into sets of 10 words that a learner can use to practice reading and recognising sight words. Tutors and learners can use the list to monitor progress.

    ©2005 M. Myriam Capella – Based on Edward Fry’s 1000 Most Common Words for Reading and Writing

    You can download and print the checklist by clicking here: Fry’s Sight Words Checklist


  • IXL Learning

    Online Resource IXL Learning

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, the IXL Learning website has a huge range of resources that help learners develop the communication skills they need. The site has dedicated sections for English, Math and Science. In the English area, activities for skill development are organized by school grades (K through Grade 12).

    This is a great resource area for beginning readers who want to follow a systematic approach to phonics. Learners can interact with the website to practice new sounds and develop phonemic awareness.

    More advanced readers and writers will find many activities to develop higher level reading and writing skills: vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, grammar and composition.

    Logo for IXL learning.

    https://ca.ixl.com

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  • Literacy Centre for Expertise

    Online Resource Literacy Centre for Expertise Interactive Readers

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    If you work with a beginning or low lever reader, this resource might be for you. The Literacy Centre for Expertise has created 40 interactive phonics-based stories for adult literacy learners.

    • All stories are aimed at adults, present relatable topics, and feature photos/audio of actual students and teachers from The Immigrant Education Society.
    • They can be viewed on any digital device (computers, smartphones, smartboards, etc.) and can also be printed to give to students.
    • Each set of 10 stories has a specific phonics focus for different levels of literacy learners, including initial sounds, short vowels, long vowels, and comparing long and short vowel sounds. 
    • The interactive stories are formatted into sections, each with a different focus:
      • Oral language: audio is paired with correlating images
      • Story: audio paired with correlating images and text
      • Explicit phonics practice: interactive review of different phonics features
      • Sight words: review page highlighting sight words from the story
    • Along with interactive and PDF versions of each story, you will also find teacher’s guides and instructional videos that provide direction on how these resources can be fully utilized in the classroom.

    https://literacycentre.immigrant-education.ca/reading-skills-stories/phonics-stories/

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  • Reading Skills 4 Today

    Online Resource Reading Skills 4 Today – Minnesota Adult Basic Education

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This website has a large number of reading texts written for an adult audience at different levels (1 -16). Each text has three audios that learners can listen to as they follow the text. Each recording shows a higher level of reading fluency. The short texts are accompanied by pre-reading activities and comprehension questions. A stopclock on the site allows learners to see how far they can read in 1 minute. This can be used to measure progress in reading fluency over time.

    https://www.readingskills4today.com/

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Reading Comprehension

  • All Things Grammar

    Online Resource All Things Grammar

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    All Things Grammar is a free resource. The site has numerous worksheets with free downloads, including answer keys, on a variety of grammar topics. The site also has games for every level.

    Subjects include: sentence structure, articles, adverbs, and adjectives

    https://www.allthingsgrammar.com

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  • All Things Topics

    Online Resource All Things Topics

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    All Things Topics is part of the All Things site series. The site is full of English language learning resources that cover a variety of topics. The activities are grouped according to different topics (e.g., beach, cats, colours, weather). Each activity can take the form of Audio Files, Videos, Interactive Quizzes & Printable Worksheets and can be used in tutoring sessions or between sessions with learners at different 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://allthingstopics.com

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  • British Council Learn English

    Online Resource British Council Learn English

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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/

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  • Dartmouth Learning Network – Moving On Up

    Online Resource Dartmouth Learning Network – Moving On Up

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    A course consisting of 4 modules (Geography, Government, History and Lifestyle) that cover basic communications topics like reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. Lessons in each module contain stories written by adult learners in Nova Scotia.

    Learners navigate through the modules via a series of slides that have interactive capabilities. Learners can click on tabs, drag and drop words, click boxes in quizzes and type into boxes.

    https://dlnmovingonup.ca/

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  • EnglishLinx

    Online Resource EnglishLinx

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    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/

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  • IXL Learning

    Online Resource IXL Learning

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, the IXL Learning website has a huge range of resources that help learners develop the communication skills they need. The site has dedicated sections for English, Math and Science. In the English area, activities for skill development are organized by school grades (K through Grade 12).

    This is a great resource area for beginning readers who want to follow a systematic approach to phonics. Learners can interact with the website to practice new sounds and develop phonemic awareness.

    More advanced readers and writers will find many activities to develop higher level reading and writing skills: vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, grammar and composition.

    Logo for IXL learning.

    https://ca.ixl.com

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  • Listen and Learn English 3

    Listen and Learn English 3 – Adult Phonics Course via Video

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This video-based Basic English Course is geared for ELL adult learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are focused on reading comprehension and writing. There are 70 bite-sized lessons and practice tests around 10-12 minutes in length that cover new vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU7e5qniGH3XcxwL_47hX8c9


  • LiteracyWorks

    Online Resource LiteracyWorks – Multiple Intelligences Assessment

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This assessment consists of 56 questions that help your learner determine which intelligences are strongest for them. When they complete the assessment, they get descriptions of their top 3 intelligences and scores for the others. At the bottom of the results page, there is a “Practice” link that suggests tutoring strategies to engage each of the multiple intelligences.

    https://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html


  • ReadWorks

    Online Resource ReadWorks

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    ReadWorks is a nonprofit organization with the mission to support the growth of successful, joyful readers. By creating a free educator’s account on this site, you will have access to a library of curated nonfiction and fiction passages, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, text-dependent question sets, teacher guidance, and more! Learners create an account and join the tutors ‘class’. You can assign a learner a reading passage and comprehension questions. Learners can build their own library of reading materials.

    ReadWorks resources for the teaching and learning of reading comprehension are always fully free for use by both educator and learner.

    https://about.readworks.org/teacher-guide.html

    It’s easy to create an account. Just go to the website and click on the Sign Up button. The Teachers Guide section (look for the tab at the top of the webpage) gives step-by-step instructions on how to get started and invite your learner. Once you are signed up, you can use screen share in an online session to walk your learner through signing up as a student.

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  • The West Coast Reader

    Online Resource The West Coast Reader

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Monthly newspaper (similar to ‘Your News’) in PDF format with news stories adapted for people who want to improve their English language skills. Newspaper content is presented in 3 different levels with accompanying photographs and downloadable teacher’s notes.

    There is also a library with articles at three reading levels. Most articles have quizzes and audio readings at a slower pace and a natural pace. Each article has a downloadable PDF version and downloadable PDF exercises.

    For some of their best articles, also check out Best of the West Coast Reader.

    https://thewestcoastreader.com

    http://www.bestofthereader.ca/

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  • Unite For Literacy

    Online Resource Unite for Literacy Online Books

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Unite for Literacy develop online picture books to encourage literacy. The site may have been developed for a young audience, however, many of the books are suitable for and interesting to learners of all ages. Each book contains vivid colour pictures and short text. There is also an audio for each book. At the end of each book is a suggested activity or question.

    https://uniteforliteracy.com


Online Books

  • Bow Valley Readers

    Online Resource Bow Valley College Readers

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Bow Valley College has developed seven sets of readers at different levels for ELL or beginner/intermediate learners. Each reader has content relevant and important to everyday adult life. There are lots of photos for readers to refer to. There is an audio recording for each text that a reader can listen to as they read.

    https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/learners/readers.php


  • Literacy Centre for Expertise

    Online Resource Literacy Centre for Expertise Interactive Readers

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    If you work with a beginning or low lever reader, this resource might be for you. The Literacy Centre for Expertise has created 40 interactive phonics-based stories for adult literacy learners.

    • All stories are aimed at adults, present relatable topics, and feature photos/audio of actual students and teachers from The Immigrant Education Society.
    • They can be viewed on any digital device (computers, smartphones, smartboards, etc.) and can also be printed to give to students.
    • Each set of 10 stories has a specific phonics focus for different levels of literacy learners, including initial sounds, short vowels, long vowels, and comparing long and short vowel sounds. 
    • The interactive stories are formatted into sections, each with a different focus:
      • Oral language: audio is paired with correlating images
      • Story: audio paired with correlating images and text
      • Explicit phonics practice: interactive review of different phonics features
      • Sight words: review page highlighting sight words from the story
    • Along with interactive and PDF versions of each story, you will also find teacher’s guides and instructional videos that provide direction on how these resources can be fully utilized in the classroom.

    https://literacycentre.immigrant-education.ca/reading-skills-stories/phonics-stories/

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  • Unite For Literacy

    Online Resource Unite for Literacy Online Books

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Unite for Literacy develop online picture books to encourage literacy. The site may have been developed for a young audience, however, many of the books are suitable for and interesting to learners of all ages. Each book contains vivid colour pictures and short text. There is also an audio for each book. At the end of each book is a suggested activity or question.

    https://uniteforliteracy.com


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