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As a part of Hooked on School Days, students participated in this event by writing a few words dedicated to an important person that is an inspiration in their studies. They wrote a message to this person mentioning the reasons for which they are staying in school and why this person is important for them.


A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative


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Let’s unite our voices with words of motivation! The YES YOU CAN Words of Motivation Writing Contest #HookedonSchoolDays is meant to help to inspire and motivate learners to persevere and stay in school. What drives you to continue your studies? Did someone motivate you? Did you have to overcome obstacles? What are your personal experiences? What are your words of advice? Tell us your account through a song, a story, poetry…or something of your choice!


  • Poetry
  • Story
  • Personal Account
  • Song
  • Opinion piece
  • Your own idea

DEADLINE to submit: midnight, April 13th, 2018.

OPEN to all learners and students of CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange.


  • 1st PRIZE $100 cash prize
  • 4 finalists will each receive a $50 cash prize
  • Gift cards for honourable mentions

INFORMATION & QUESTIONS: Contact The Learning Exchange :

  • by email: TLEliteracy@yahoo.ca
  • in person: See Karen in room 106
  • by phone: Call Karen at: 450-688-2933 ext. 3126

A LEARNING EXCHANGE funded project:


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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.

About Book Week


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.



With Malice

  • Finalist for the 2017 Amy Mather Teen Book Award


“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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My Strength

I don’t know how to stay,

I’ll just jump from one place to the other, using my “lucky charm” power,

The colour green seems to give me more power,

Luck will give me more strength when there’s lots of gold,

People who are feeling blue,

I’ll strike my green laser to them,

A four-leaf clover will be my next power to help me fly,

My strength.

If You’re Lost Just Find Me

Independent- Super Heroine

I’ll find you in New York.

Don’t worry just keep cool.

You can be sure of me being there!!

Moonlight Reminds Me of Brightness

It was dark, the moon is bright. I become moonlight. That’s my superhero name.

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Planning for effective, meaningful instruction in Math, Reading & Language Arts as well as Content Areas.

For The Teachers Home Reading Skills | Articles Instructional Strategies Lesson Plans Curriculum Ladders Differentiation


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Unleash the writer within.

NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

Great website for anything related to grammar, capitalization, punctuation, sentence structures, etc. Allows teachers to easily create quizzes and diagnostic tests for students. It collects all class results for you. Ideal for second language students.

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The Westcoast Reader is a newspaper for adults who are improving their English reading skills.

The Westcoast Reader | Home ESL Audio & Video List of Westcoast Reader Articles

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Use the writing process to help organize and plan writing.

  The Writing Process

Use this video to review The Writing Process:

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Developed by educators across Quebec, these 30 hands-on competency-based adult learning resources are available via LEARN QUEBEC.

Skills for Life Home Page

Essential Life Skills Units

  1. Orientation Unit: Learning to Learn with video support e-learning Go to page
  2. Around the Home Download
  3. My Community Download
  4. Being a Canadian Citizen: With video support e-learning Go to page
  5. What’s for Dinner? Download
  6. Managing My Money: With video support e-learning Go to page
  7. Smart Shopping Download
  8. My Health: With video support e-learning Go to page
  9. All About Me Download
  10. Communication Skills Download
  11. Living in Quebec Download
  12. Strategies for Reading: With video support e-learning Go to page
  13. Strategies for Writing: With video support e-learning Go to page
  14. Strategies for Grammar Download
  15. Strategies for Numbers 1: Understanding Numbers Download
  16. Strategies for Numbers 2: Adding & Subtracting Download
  17. Strategies for Numbers 3: Multiplying, Dividing & Fractions Download

Individual Life Skills Units

  1. My Hobbies and Leisure Time Download
  2. Employment Skills: With video support e-learning Go to page
  3. On the Job Download
  4. My Family Download
  5. Entertainment (music and film): With video support e-learning Go to page
  6. Fitness and the Great Outdoors Download
  7. Getting Around (travel and transportation) Download
  8. Career Exploration: With video support e-learning Go to page
  9. Getting My Driver’s Licence: With video support e-learning Go to page
  10. Living in Quebec Download
  11. Living Green Download
  12. Handling Legal Concerns: With video support e-learning Go to page
  13. The Retirement Years Download