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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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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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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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Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month. This year, many Canadians may find themselves struggling to make ends meet as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal this year is to help all Canadians make good financial decisions. Take some time this month to think about your financial situation. If you know someone who is struggling to manage their budget, particularly if they have been adversely affected by the pandemic and resulting lock down, why not share some tips and tools with them? There are lots of tips and tools online that will help you: manage your money wisely take control …

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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 If you are interested in reading more about Halloween, it’s history and traditions, here is a link …

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