2016 - Fall

President's Message
Fall 2016

Another year, another conference; and what a year it has been! We celebrated 40 amazing years of Reading for the Love of It with all of you. We appreciated all the kind words and acknowledgement of the work that we have done to support teachers’ professional learning ...   Read More

Make reading fun again, national coalition urges

Math may be the worry right now, but love of books can boost kids’ achievement in all subjects. Declining math scores may be on educators’ minds right now, but reading is still considered key to student achievement in all subjects ...   Read More

Numbers ARE Everywhere

Many years ago, a mathematics teacher who regularly visited my bookstore asked me to show her books with numeracy content. On any given day my store is filled with the very best of children’s literature with stories and inspiring illustrations, but other than the usual counting books, I was challenged. She patiently said, “Numbers are everywhere in children’s literature” ...   Read More

Thinking - the Missing Link to Literacy and Numeracy

Thinking is an integral and critical component of the Ontario curriculum and central to learning and teaching. It is what links literacy to numeracy! The thinking process supports a deeper understanding of concepts with a focus on students being able to make sense of the knowledge and skills outlined in the curriculum

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Every year, the Outreach Committee of The East York-Scarborough Reading Association supports individuals and organizations who strive to make a difference in the lives of others through literacy-focused initiatives. By reaching out to local, national and international groups we help children and adults to develop and strengthen their literacy skills ...   Read More

Outreach Feature: In My Shoes ... Supporting Refugee Children in Greece

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit the Katsikas camp and had the heartwarming experience of sharing thematerials with the children and their parents. Approximately 300 children under the age of 15 are living with their families in a military camp in the village of Katsikas, which is located on the outskirts of the city of Ioannina ...   Read More

Literacy and Numeracy: Making Connections

This year marks the beginning of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy; "...a renewed vision for education with its focus on achieving excellence in math." With this focus and goal in mind, now is the time for educators to explore and dialogue, collaborate and inquire. ...   Read More

Learning Mathematics with Engaging Text

Mathematics and literacy are linked naturally, especially in the area of problem solving. This is because math mastery requires a certain level of language and reading comprehension skill. Research in recent years has proven the connection between mathematics achievement and reading ability. The link between achievement in math ...   Read More

Wanted - New Executive Members

The East York-Scarborough Reading Association currently has an opening for two new executive members. Our executive is made up of volunteers (educators) from our two founding boards: TDSB and TCDSB. The current openings are for one educator from each school board to serve on our executive ...   Read More

Great Holiday Reads

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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Plan to Attend Reading for the Love of It 2017 41st ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre ...   Read More


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