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In honour of Remembrance Day, The Learning Exchange distributed hundreds of free, bilingual resources to help young people and our new immigrants learn more about remembrance and our country’s military history. Information resources are from Veterans Affairs Canada. 

Write a postcard to a Veteran

Students are invited to write messages of personal gratitude on postcards that can be sent to Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members. All postcards will be given to veterans at the St. Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital.


This bookmark helps people of all ages think about remembrance during Veterans’ Week and year round.

Canada Remembers Times

This newspaper explores Canada’s sacrifices and achievements in military efforts over the years. This year’s edition highlights milestones like the 75th anniversary of the Normandy and the Italian Campaigns in the Second World War, as well as the 70th anniversary of NATO and much more!

Teacher’s Guide
Online version
PDF version

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Free English Lessons in 7 Levels

Current event and interest stories for adult learners and ESL students:
Breaking News English Home Page

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Short recordings of one or two lines for elementary English learners. Elementary Dictation

Medium-length recordings of a sentence or two for intermediate English learners. Each topic has three recordings.
Intermediate Dictation

Longer recordings of a full paragraph or more for high-intermediate or advanced learners.
Advanced Dictation

Language Skills for Learning English

Learn English Teach English

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Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storyline App Storyline Online Main PageOnline Stories: Search by Author, Reader or Title

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The most important thing we can do to nurture our little ones is to talk with them.  Let them hear our voice reading aloud to build lots of brain connections.  Plus, reading aloud helps to connect and  bond with our babies. ~ Growing Book By Book

Baby’s First Library First Year Favorites Songs for Babies Literacy Ideas for Babies Multicultural Books for Babies

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Original free stories available online to encourage literacy and free media for kids:

Stories for ages 3-5 Stories for ages 5-8 Stories fo ages 8-10



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Read with your child and keep track of the titles of the books that you or others have read with your child.

Keep a record of what you are reading using our convenient reading log sheets or by whatever method you want. You can track any book that is being read to your child by others and every time a book is read (no matter how many times) can count towards the total and the record itself will make a fun keepsake!

Reading Log Sheets

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Celebrate reading milestones:

When your child reaches a milestone, give him/her a small reward such as stickers, a big hug, a book or take a picture with a 1000Books milestone certificate. Print these certificates for your child to celebrate milestones:

Commemorate Your Child’s Journey:

Take a picture with your child holding and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
#1000BooksB4K #TLE1000Books #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten


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HSBC Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and supported by HSBC Bank Canada, to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. Stories and activities to bring families together to celebrate and practice their literacy skills and encourage daily learning. Resources are available in five languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Arabic.

Sign up to access stories and activities. Registration is free and you can access as many stories and activities as you like.

Register for Family Literacy First Free Printable Resources


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