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7 reasons to attend Reading For The Love Of It

7 reasons to attend Reading For The Love Of It

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Every year the Teachers on Call team looks forward to attending the annual Reading For The Love Of It (RFTLOI) language arts conference in downtown Toronto. Here are our top 7 reasons to check out this year’s Reading For The Love Of It

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Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Spending 15 minutes a day enjoying a literacy activity is a great way to reinforce a positive attitude around reading. The more frequently you read as a family, the more your children will gravitate naturally to reading!

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Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Posted in English Tutoring, Community

Are you familiar with the saying, “Kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere?” It’s the perfect mantra to share with your kids during this month’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The week runs from November 19 to 25 and is dedicated to encouraging inclusiveness, empathy, and kindness to others.

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Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Posted in English Tutoring, Special Ed. Tutoring, Tips & Advice

Great note-taking skills can help you do well at school, preparing you for classes, essays, and exams. It’s a skill that will serve you all of your life, yet it rarely gets taught. We’re here to help with fourteen strategies to incorporate into your note-taking routine to maximize your academic results this school year:

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4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

Posted in English Tutoring

Children who come to school with rich experiences in oral language are better equipped to manage the complex skills needed for reading and writing.

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The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources

Reading is the best way to prevent the summer slide and with the countdown on to the holidays, here are some of the books that are on our summer booklist for elementary school kids

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Read the North to Celebrate Canada's 150

Read the North to Celebrate Canada's 150

Posted in English Tutoring, Community

The countdown is on to Canada’s big birthday celebration and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than choosing to #ReadtheNorth everyday with Canadian books from Indigo.

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Winter Writing Activities for Children

Winter Writing Activities for Children

Posted in English Tutoring

Building writing skills can be fun and easy.   Here are four creative writing activities to help broaden their skills and inspire them to write.  We've even included some winter ideas.  Be sure to check on grammatical errors when you are done each activity.

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Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Posted in English Tutoring

The language conference, Reading For The Love Of It, is coming up we suggest you take the time to visit the Exhibitors Display. There you will find storytellers, book publishers, authors, illustrators and more, who are there to show you wonderful resources and want to spend time talking all things language.

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10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

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Family Literacy Day is almost here. It’s a fun annual reminder on January 27th that reading is an important part of a child’s development. One of the most important keys to success is to engage your child with fun and memorable activities each and every day.

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