Literacy Program

Program Description

Are you having trouble with reading or writing? We will match you with a tutor who will help you get better at reading and writing with step-by-step lessons that work for you. You will build on what you already know and go at your own speed.

You can work online or in-person at the PALS office or at a library. Meetings are for a few hours each week at a time that works for you.

Literacy Coordinator

Bonnie Caron


Learning Activities

One on One Tutoring

  • Meet with a volunteer tutor one-on-one for a few hours each week, at a time that works for you.
  • Use step-by-step lessons and workbooks to reach your goals.
  • Go at your own pace and build on what you already know.
  • Gain confidence and improve your reading and writing skills.

Group Activities

Book Club
In Book Club we will read an easy novel for adults and work on vocabulary, writing and reading better. We read three books a year and they take 12 weeks each. You can come for just one book or all of them. Meet new people, laugh and see how much fun reading can be!

Sing Along
Come read and sing the music of Canada! You will learn and sing many songs, improve your reading, your vocabulary and learn about Canadian culture. We will sing old songs, new songs and even songs we write together. Make friends and have fun! Join PALS Singalong!

Grammar Groups
Practice using and understanding words as they are used in writing. Work on building good sentences and learn how to write paragraphs. There are Beginning groups and Advanced groups. Advanced groups also look at writing short essays. These are important skills as you move forward to being a good writer. 

Literacy Updates

November Greetings from Literacy

Getting closer and closer to Christmas everybody!! I try not to get too excited and don’t decorate until after December 1, but we are decorating our doors starting November 15!...

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October Greetings from Literacy

Hi everyone! October is here and there are lots of exciting things going on with Literacy. I hope you’re all enjoying the colors of fall and the cooler weather! Book...

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Fall Fun with Literacy

Hello everybody! The river valley is starting to turn to gold!! Every morning I drive down Groat Road, turn onto the River Valley Road and then drive up to PALS...

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Summer Festival Fun!

Summer is coming to an end, but I love all the events we can attend! They are running Shakespeare in the Park at the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent on the Edmonton...

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