The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee worked hard to deliver a variety of literacy opportunities in 2014.
Here are some of the things we did:
~Gave out 7 Little Free Library
book sets for the Adult Learner Book Clubs
at each library
~Brought you Stories Galore and More
to seven parks each week
in the summer
~Presented 9 Family Literacy Workshops
~Helped to support Adult literacy tutors
who work with Refugee women in the Tri-Cities
~Presented a free workshop on Clear Language
~Held a Canada Day picnic
for over 400
Adult students and their families who are learning English
~Presented a free Food Safe course
designed for Adults learning English in the Tri-Cities
~Offered a six session Senior's Writing Course
called Memorable Moments
~Provided 500 Books for Babies bags
for parents of newborns in the Tri-Cities
~Participated in numerous Community Events
and promoted the importance of literacy
~Brought you this monthly Literacy Newsletter
to all of you who help support the literacy needs of our community members. Let's continue to work together in 2015 for improved literacy for all.
Barb Mancell - Tri-Cities Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Workshops, Courses and Conferences
Due to space limitations -the following Workshop Know to Grow is available only to professionals who work in the Tri-Cities. Thanks!
This Month's LITERACY Feel Good Stories
How some practical advice from Ryan Miller (a Vancouver Canuck) changed a young boy's outlook on reading...click here
Some familiar words created some calm.
to learn how a panicked traveller's anxiety was diminished when she heard someone speak to her in a language she understood.
for an inspirational story about a man's journey from illiteracy to writing poetry.
Literacy Resources for you to look at this month:
The Northwest Territories Literacy Council has great resources on Clear Language, Essential Skills, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, Aboriginal Literacy and much, much more. Check our their website: http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/
For up to date information about ANYTHING to do with Literacy - decoda.ca
Check out this link
to learn about a dyslexic friendly font.
And for some Literacy FUN...
Are you fond of the book Pride and Prejudice
? Click this link
for some texting fun!