Literacy Resources

“Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.” 
― John Steinbeck

New! Updated, electronic-only version of the Adolescent Literacy Guide by the Adolescent Literacy Learning (ALL) division.

Literacy GAINS resource
Literacy GAINS, an Ontario Ministry of Education website, offers comprehensive documents detailing the latest research in literacy and learning.  The Adolescent Literacy Guide is a resource which outlines a new vision of literacy for adolescents focused on three core skills: the abilities to read, write, and think (see graphic above).

Additionally, Literacy GAINS have created classroom-ready ALERTs (Adolescent Literacy: Engaging Research and Teaching). These practical documents use the foundations laid out in the ALG and apply them to grade 7-12 contexts.