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How Reading Helps Children by tle_literacy


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Use the K12 Reader Reading Instruction Resources free, printable reading comprehension passage exercises to improve reading skills! Click on the title to view the printable activities in each grade range K-12, or to read the details of each worksheet. They are free for use in the home or in the classroom. Be sure to check out the spelling words activities too!

Reading Comprehension Story Elements Character Descriptions Character Traits Main Idea Context Clues Cause and Effect Point of View Drawing Conclusions Fact and Opinion Figurative Language Literature Making Inference

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Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.






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Resources for Parents

by Centre for Family Literacy

Early interactions with your children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – essential skills for success.

Parents will find specially tailored and curated activities ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have FUN doing it!

Flit, A Family Literacy App

 

Android and iOS: Flit, A Family Literacy App


 


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TLE is happy to share this French resource for reading with children:

Share the many pleasures of reading with your children and friends, at home or anywhere you happen to be!

Reading is a great way to have fun and share memorable moments as a family. Reading is also handy for writing someone, enjoying word games and board games, and even some video games.

You can find ways of having fun with reading along with suggestions of books for children of all ages here: www.lirecasevit.com/jouer


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February 14th is about sharing the love of books! #bookgivingday

6 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

~ by bookgivingday.com

  1. Subscribe to our website, join over 11,000 already committed to #bookgivingday.
  2. Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity. Click here for plenty of inspiration!
  3. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook, Twitter. #bookgivingday
  4. Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookmark to attach to a book you give to a kid. They’re free!
  5. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day, use #bookgivingday on social media so we can find you.
  6. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. Proudly display the #bookgivingday poster.


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Try this fun Family Literacy idea to countdown the days to Christmas!

With a Christmas book countdown to Christmas calendar, instead of a piece of candy or chocolate, your child opens a Christmas picture book every day. What a great way to count the days to the holidays!!

What you need:

So how many books will you need? If you want to start your calendar December 1st you will need to decide if you countdown to Christmas Eve or Christmas day. That’s 24 or 25 books total. You can borrow storybooks from the library, gather favourite stories from around the house or from friends and family, and maybe add a few new titles.

Wrap Your Books

Wrap enough Christmas and winter-themed books for every day of your calendar and add a numbered tag to each one. Next, unwrap books daily as a family event and have fun reading! The “togetherness” is part of the joy of this engaging holiday activity. *Tip: Rewrap after the holidays for your next countdown to Christmas!

Use Your Imagination

Here’s a chance to be creative and start your family tradition!

  • Stack your books from largest to smallest to create the shape of a Christmas tree.
  • Stack your books to resemble a snowman
  • Put all of the books in a basket or pail
  • Display the books on the mantle place
  • Hide your books each day for a fun twist

Other Holiday Book Traditions You Can Start

  • Start a “12 Days of Christmas” tradition with a different theme for each day. Have books to read, crafts to create, and movies or special foods to enjoy.
  • Keep a basket of Christmas and winter-themed books under the tree to read aloud during the holiday season.
  • Use a mixture of books and movies to create your countdown calendar!
  • Go outdoors to read your books about snow.
  • Wrap a new book for each child to put on their beds after they fall asleep on Christmas Eve. 
  • Keep a collection of Christmas books that stay in a special basket during Advent.


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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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Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative in the USA offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD) and online services through the websites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org:

12 Books for the Holiday Season Reading Tips for Parents For Parents Target the Problem: Tool for Parents
Parent Engagement

A PBS series for parents and educators:
Launching Young Readers Video Series


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TD Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading.

JOIN US! Eileen Cook will be at The Learning Exchange/CDC Vimont on Tuesday May 8th for a morning and an afternoon session. Eileen’s books will be given as prizes and Eileen will sign all book prizes!

About Book Week

 Biography

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, THE HANGING GIRL, came out in October 2017. She’s an instructor/mentor with the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program.

Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two very naughty dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

 

Awards

With Malice

  • Finalist for the 2017 Amy Mather Teen Book Award

Praise

“Eileen’s energy and passion never flagged, the quality of her last workshop equaled the high quality of her first.”

—Librarian, Vancouver Public Library

“Eileen’s humour, expertise and pacing is respected and appreciated by teens and teachers alike.”

—Teacher, Earl Marriott Secondary

“Teen Services at Vancouver Public Library has hosted Eileen on several occasions since 2011 and we have always been impressed by her enthusiasm, professionalism, and ability to captivate a young audience. We have hosted her both as a workshop leader and a keynote speaker. Her workshops are always funny, full of great stories that are entertaining, convey knowledge and wisdom, and are age appropriate.”

—Vancouver Public Library

“Eileen was an engaging presenter who enthusiastically entertained and informed our students. Her humour has the students giggling and her interactive presentation had students talking, moving and playing. It is not always easy to engage teenagers: Eileen was able to do just that.”

—Librarian, Richmond School District

“Mrs. Cook was very gracious and funny, answering all questions in a kid-friendly way.  One student even went home after the visit and was inspired to start her own story.”

—Teacher, Bellevue School District

“Eileen is the quintessential writer’s editor pithy, succinct, and with a brilliant eye for detail.”

—Kc Dyer author of Amazon bestselling Finding Fraser

“Eileen helped me focus my writing, streamline my scenes, and quicken my pacing. Her guidance and advice along the way, her generosity, and her amazing ability to kill my darlings (when I couldn’t) make her invaluable.”

—Kelly Charron, author of Pretty Wicked


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