Digital Literacy Resources

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 Westcoast Reader
Author(s):   Decoda Literacy Solutions in partnership with Camosun College
Published:   The Westcoast Reader is published 10 times each year
Funder:   BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training

The Westcoast Reader (The WCR) is a newspaper and online resource for adult learners. Its purpose is to help learners develop reading and language skills through newsworthy articles about living in British Columbia and Canada. It also serves as an introduction to Canadian daily newspapers.

On the Westcoast Reader website, educators and learners can find articles based on reading level (1, 2, and 3) as well as by topic.

The articles cover diverse topics; recent articles include:

  • Concern Over Hand Sanitizers
  • #DifferentTogether
  • Virtual Canada Day
  • Wanuskewin’s Baby Bison
  • Hearts in Windows
  • Mental Health Week
  • Nunavut’s New Greenhouse
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Author(s):   National Center for Families Learning
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Receives funding from a variety of corporate partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Wonderopolis publishes a Wonder of the Day every day and explores it in a variety of ways. This site is designed to encourage curiosity and lifelong learning. There are over 2,600 “wonders” on this dynamic website. It’s a place where the “wonders of learning never cease”!

As well, Wonderopolis has created a new component of their website, called Wonder Ground, which houses resources and lesson plans especially for educators.  See:

View the “wonder list” at:

The “wonders’ are also divided into the following topic areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Technology
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 Worksheet Works
Author(s):   Worksheet Works
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   privately funded

Worksheet Works is a website collection of customizable worksheets. Annual membership is a small fee in USD with no limitations but many resources can also be accessed as a guest. Subjects covered include:

  • Math
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Puzzles
  • Miscellaneous
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 Resources for Online and Offline Learning
Author(s):   Alphaplus
Published:   January 2021
Funder:   Unknown

A curated collection of shareable, free and high-quality learning materials that adult literacy educators can use to enhance their personal and program collections. We looked for materials that could be copied, printed or posted in online and offline environments. This means you can add materials to a website, or a learning management platform, attach them to an email or share them with learners in Google Drive. They can also be printed. In addition, some materials are templates or permit adaptations, allowing you to build and modify materials for your own use. Copyright information and Creative Commons licensing details are included for all materials.

The collection is divided into five sections for learners working at OALCF Levels 1 and 2:

  1. Reading texts
  2. Practice tasks and writing
  3. Numeracy and mathematics 
  4. Professional learning and how-to guides
  5. Creating, modifying and analyzing your own materials

Download a PDF version below or click here to open the collection in your Google Drive.

File(s):  PDF document Resources for Online and Offline Learning (Ver 1.0 Dec 04-20).pdf
Linked to:   OALCF