Each Book Club Kit comes with 15 copies of a book, a discussion guide full of questions, reviews and author information. There are even ideas for what to read next. We have 50 different kits to choose from for beginner to intermediate readers.
This list includes library eResources (Databases) that learners and educators may find useful for developing essential skills in reading, writing, document use, thinking skills, and digital technology.
TeenBookCloud is an online collection for middle and high school teens and adults of all reading levels. It includes enhanced novels, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks. Enhanced ebooks combine professional narration with line-by-line highlighting to support ESL, emerging, and reluctant readers. Quizzes and lesson plans are available for educators, making it easy to integrate into curriculum. It also includes categories, such as AP English, Hi/Lo books, English classics, and Shakespeare.
For differentiated learners, this resource contains easy to read articles on topics of interest to middle school and up. Special features include a Life Skills section and the video series "World Book Explains" in which experts answer students' questions on high interest topics. Articles include read aloud and translation features.
Key Websites for Educators
This section includes resources for adult literacy teachers that can be used to enhance their classrooms and engage in their work with adult learners.
The educators section of the Government of Manitoba adult education website has very useful resources for educators. This includes professional development opportunities for educators, a learner assessment guide and curriculum resources.
Best of The Reader offers a series of eBooks for adult literacy and English as an additional language learners. This site has 15 eBooks, a teachers' guide, and a calendar of special days and holidays for 2020. Each eBook has 8 to 10 stories, and each story has exercises and activities to go with it.
The Canadian Encyclopedia provides accurate, updated information about our people and country. The site offers a learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more - GCFLearnFree.org offers lessons, videos, and games on more than 200 topics. Includes Teacher Guides to assist teachers in using the content with the people they serve.
HighWater Press publishes award-winning Indigenous-authored stories. These authentic stories, told by some of the most recognized Indigenous writers in Canada, include globally relevant social justice themes and the re-telling of historical events.
Orca Books publishes the Rapid Reads series which are short novels for adult readers. These are considered to be hi-lo books (high interest, low literacy). This website also includes reading guides for many of this books.
Pearson publishers the Penguin Readers and Penguin Active Reading books. These books are levelled readers that are written with English language learners in mind and also work well for adult literacy learners. Many of them are accompanied with audio recordings. They also have lesson plans and support material available on their website.
This is a Winnipeg based organization working with a partner organization in Ghana to promote reading and literacy for children and adults. There are books for level 1 adult learners which we recommend.