Learning Commons News

Read-a-Thon 2016 is coming your way!  Watch for details for the Diversify your Reading Read-a-thon that starts January 18, 2016!

New items in the physical library:

Fun Family Phonics Kit – this kit is large! 2 kit bags containing everything you need to teach phonics to your Kindergarten or Grade 1 student:

Green Kit Bag:
3 Books – Fun Family Phonics Book 1
Fun Family Phonics Book 1A
Fun Family Phonics Book 2
4 – Laminated Game Instructions
13 Practice Sheets
26 Upper Case Letters
26 LowerCase Letters
1 CD Case containing 2 CDs, 1 DVD

Blue Kit bag contains:
26 Sets Alphabet Teaching Pictures (156 cards total)
26 Sets Letter Match Puzzle
26 Letter Picture Cards (Wall size)

Fun Family Phonics Book 1 teaches the lower case letters of the alphabet. Memorable stories about ‘Detective, Dave Fun‘ take the children through through Dave’s many adventures where he discovers letter shapes, and sounds in the world around him. He turns the letter into rhymes to teach to his two younger sisters. The rhyme becomes a song on the CD. Each story links the shape of one letter to its sound.
The Fun Family Phonics program helps you teach your children to read with colorful interactive stories and aids that make learning fun and easy. Join Detective Dave Fun as he discovers phonetic clues in the world around him and teaches his younger siblings how to discover the wonderful enjoyment of reading!

We also have the following items for Early Literacy education:

Smart Start in Language Arts – Joanne Moore

Grade 1 and Grade 2 Teacher’s Manuals and Reproducible Worksheets

Smart Start Home Education Edition was written specifically for home educators. It is also an invaluable resource for teacher assistants working with individual or small groups of students.

*Child is guided by a workbook that introduces reading, writing and spelling skills in a sequential order. These are applied in the lessons and reviewed until mastery is obtained.

*Parents discover a simple, effective method of teaching reading and writing using a teacher’s manual. Lesson plans and answer keys are presented in a simple, straightforward manner.

Early Literacy Unit Studies, Part 1 & Part 2

1 Guide, 1 Reading Reflex, 2 sets of Mini-Readers (24 total), 36 Wikki Stix Alphabet Cards and Stix, 54 Sequencing cards and the E-Z as ABC Matching Game(52 puzzle pieces, 26 word cards, Vocab word list, Alphabet strip, directions).
This Early Literacy Guide Part 1 contains books and fun activities to help you teach your child to read. The unit covers pages 1 to 152 in Reading Reflex, which includes a general explanation of reading, an overview on teaching the code of reading and instruction of letters working up to teaching Consonant-vowel-consonant words. It also includes Mini Readers, Wikki Stix alaphabet cards, sequencing cards and an ABC puzzle game!

It is also an excellent resource for students who are weak in phonics and need remedial work.

We also carry Reading Rods, Hooked on Phonics and more!  Just search for “phonics” in the L4U catalogue for many more wonderful resources.



We will be closed from December 23 to January 4th, 2016. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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