A print and online newspaper
Each month we adapt news stories for people who want to improve their English language skills.
3 reading levels
The articles in the Westcoast Reader are labelled with Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 book icons. The levels are comparable to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 2 to 6.
Trusted by Teachers
Our tutors look for the new edition each month, our learners take it home to read and share. The activities in the Teachers’ Notes are fun and really help the new tutors learn new techniques and strategies. Kudos! Kathleen Erickson Literacy Now Cowichan Society
We have been using The Westcoast Reader in our adult community assistance program for over ten years and I have to say it is one of a kind and thoroughly enjoyed by our participants! Carole Hawthorne North Shore ConneXions Society
The Westcoast Reader is a wonderful tool for helping children (and adults) acquire reading skills. The articles continue to be of a wide variety of subjects and interests to catch the attention of students’ different abilities and tastes. I hope that you will continue to publish this valuable newsletter that is not only an excellent tool for teaching language but also offers a view to knowing and understanding our province. Wendy Ross
The Westcoast Reader has created a community of learning in the classroom. Students feel like they are getting practice in real-world activities while at the same time learning about important events going on in the world around them. Melissa Woodward Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy - Nelson