Family Literacy Day January 27, 2022
Dear Rousseau families,
We would like to share the following resources with our families to celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2022.
This year, Life Literacy ABC has created the theme of Learning in the Great Outdoors. For more information, please visit abclifeliteracy.ca
Here are some other resources and activities you may wish to use to celebrate this important day as a family.
|Resource||Description||Features for ESL and Accessibility|
|Early Literacy: An Activity Guide for Families||This guide is intended to be a springboard of sample activities. If your child finds an activitytoo challenging, then simply modify it or consider returning to it at a later time. Parents are encouraged to have fun with their children and be creative.|
|Pebblego||Books for beginner researchers. Topics include animals, science and social studies.||Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips.|
|Identify labels and signs in the environment.||Go for a walk in your neighbourhood (or in your home) and point out words you know. Ex. Cheerios, stop sign, McDonalds sign etc.|
|Snuggle up and Read||Choose a time in your day where you can read to/with your child. When reading to your child, ask questions like “What do you think this book about?”, “What do you think will happen next?”|
|Scholastic Phonological Awareness Activities for Families||A variety of fun and easy activities for early readers to begin to develop early reading skills||A variety of hands on ideas that are easily accessible for students with low vision.|
|Audio books for students to listen to the texts.|
|Unite For Literacy||A multilingual free digital library for preschool and primary learners that celebrates cultures and languages||Read AloudMultilingual|
|Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)||With over 200,000 books available for loan or download, CELA is a comprehensive and free database for students to use. Ebooks and audiobooks are shared as DAISY Text, DAISY Audio (synthetic voice), MP3 (synthetic voice), or Braille Ready Format.|
|Tumblebook Library||Over 250 animated, talking picture e-books. The site features English, Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and games and puzzles.||Alternate book forms, provides multi-sensory approach (video, print), natural reader/voice over, highlighting, chunking of information (through tabs). Provides English, Spanish & French books.|
|Write a letter to someone in your family or a friend in the neighbourhood.||Use paper and pencils/markers/pens to tell someone two things about you. Ex. What is your favourite food?|
|Go for a walk and draw a picture of something you see.||Use paper and coloured pencils/crayons to draw what you saw on your walk. Ex. flower, bird, car, house. Label your picture and read it to your family.|
|Britannica School Elementary||An engaging website about a variety of topics for students to explore. Two different reading levels are available to match student level.||Text to voice capabilities so that students can hear the text.Read Aloud Translation Can change font options Reading level options|
|Britannica Fundamentals||Interactive games for reading, math, art. Simple texts that can be read aloud or that students can read themselves. Games include letter identification, opposites, vocabulary building and simple parts of speech.||Some text to voice capabilities so that students can hear the text.Accessibility Support|
|Pearson Canada at Home||Open access to Pearson Canada Resources at Home. Lists of special days (Dr. Suess Day, World Health Day, Earth Day) with hands on activities and resources for students and families to read. Activities range from K-6.||A range of activities that can be adapted to meet a range of learners. Tasks can be hands on, visual or auditory in nature|
|Scholastic Story Starters- Interactive||An interactive website that generates writing prompts for students to write sci-fi, adventure or fantasy stories. Students can pick whether they write in a notebook, create a newspaper article or a post card.||Quick and focused writing to engage students. Activities are prompted and broken down into small chunks to make writing easier.|
|Scholastic-Make Your Own Phonics Game||Hands on, interactive games and activities that can be made from objects around the house. Great for students K-3, to help develop phonics skills.||Hands on activities that involve movement. Can be adapted for many learning styles.|
|Storyline Online||Video recordings of celebrities reading a huge variety of popular children’s books. Videos come with teacher and parent guides.||Closed Captioning|
Updated on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.