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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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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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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!

Literacy Quebec Resources

Literacy Quebec is an umbrella organization representing 13 community-based literacy organizations across Quebec.  Literacy Unlimited is part of this network.  Member organizations offer literacy services, from one-on-one tutoring to small group instruction and learning centers to English speaking individuals and families. For a full list of all the great member organizations, visit the Literacy Quebec website at: https://www.literacyquebec.org/memberstest.html On the website, you will also find many literacy resources including these two great initiatives:  Literacy Helpline  The Literacy Helpline is a FREE service that provides information and support for tasks that require reading, writing and/or digital literacy skills. English-speaking Quebecers, 16 and over, can call 1-888-521-8181 for …

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Covid-19 Information and Resources

Here are just some links you will find useful as we face this pandemic together. CIUSSS tool – mental health and the pandemic (PDF) Literacy Quebec Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline Literacy Quebec Helpline – helping English speaking Quebecers who need information and support How to get an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination in Quebec Information and advice on the Covid-19 situation from Public Health Canada Information on prevention and risks from Public Health Canada Local information and advice from the Quebec Government Self Care Guide PDF from the Quebec Government Information on economic support to individuals impacted by Covid-19 Applying for …

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Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss started creating books for early readers after learning that so many American children were having trouble learning to read. About Dr Seuss Want to learn more about his incredible life. Here’s a great article to share during a tutoring session: https://www.cbc.ca/books/60-facts-about-the-world-of-dr-seuss-1.4557340 Books by Dr Seuss And if you’re looking for Dr Seuss books to read or recommend, there are lots to choose from but some to avoid! https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/dr-seuss-books-publication-racist-images-1.5933033 Read-Aloud with The Lorax Here’s my favourite and a great read-aloud to enjoy with your children. Brightly Storytime has lots of other read-aloud books to choose from in their YouTube …

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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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Family Literacy Day

“The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO.” Dr. Seuss January 27th is Family Literacy Day! Created in 1999 by ABC Literacy Canada, their goal is to remind families of the importance of participating in reading and learning activities together on a daily basis. Below are some fun activities that will help celebrate the day. Enjoy! ABC Life Literacy – Illustrator Barbara Reid, Canadian Author and Illustrator – EVENT – Grades 1-6 The Family Literacy Day honorary chair this year is Barbara Reid, Canadian author and illustrator …

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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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