Resources for KPAL Tutors

KPAL Resource Catalogue: 

Click on the links below to see our online catalogue.

Borrow these items to use with your learner. To request any items, please contact the Coordinator.

Reading Resources:

These are high-interest, low-vocabulary books. Each page includes a captivating photograph and one or two short sentences. The photographs reflect the text, making the words easier to decode. Activities are available for each book.

The main characters reach a turning point in their lives. Some decide to take a risk and pursue their dream. Others must make or adapt to challenging changes in their lives. Emergent readers will appreciate these easy-to-read books. 

Short Books. Easy Stories. Great Authors. Welcome to Good Reads-novellas by best selling Canadian authors. 

Short novels from bestselling authors in the UK. The collection, written for emergent readers, includes tales of crime, romance, adventure, and mystery.

Short, high-interest novels with compelling characters. Reading levels: 2.0-6.0. Ideal for ESL and literacy programs.

These easy-to-read biographies—written at a Grade 2 level—portray the lives of famous First Nations (First Nations Series) and Canadian (Maple Leaf Series) figures. The well-organized chapters, glossaries, and discussion questions can be used to promote pre-, during, and post-reading strategies. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easier to decode. Each biography contains 48 pages—long enough to narrate fully each person’s story—but short enough for beginner readers. There are workbook activities for each biography. 

To request any items, please contact the Coordinator.

Helpful Links:

Westcoast Reader Newspaper

Free articles and teachers' notes are available.

ABC Life Literacy

Click on the Literacy drop down menu to see a variety of types of literacy including Health Literacy, which is particularly relevant at this time.

You can download free workbooks by providing your e-mail. If you have any questions about this, please contact the KPAL Coordinator.

Decoda Literacy Solutions

A variety of resources and information on literacy in British Columbia.

If you'd like more information on anything you see, please contact the KPAL Coordinator. 

CommonLit Library

Access to nonfiction stories and activities around them. Grade levels 3 - 12.

Downloadable pdf or online work.