Turn off the Screen and Win!

October 19th, 2011 by Community Literacy Committee Leave a reply »

Starting November 1st, 2011, local families and elementary students are being challenged to turn off the TV and replace this time with fun literacy activities.  This community-wide Literacy Challenge is one component of the exciting new “Part of the Solution” Campaign being launched by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee.

“The Community Literacy Challenge is a great opportunity for families to learn together and to explore shared interests,” notes Angie McLeod, Literacy Outreach Coordinator.  “A family might choose to cook together from a recipe, visit family storytime at the library, play Scrabble, or read a favorite book.”

So, turn off the screens, track your literacy activities, and share your results by blogging at www.communityliteracy.ca.  Blog entries might include a write up on your family’s favorite story, a short story written by a participant, or a literacy activity that your family enjoys.  All bloggers are entered into our monthly prize draws.

To learn more about the Literacy Challenge, visit the Literacy Challenge webpage, read the rules, register, and explore literacy activities.  Questions? Contact Angie McLeod, Literacy Outreach Coordinator at 604 466 6275 or coordinator@communityliteracy.ca.

Looking forward to seeing what types of literacy activities local families enjoy and discover.



  1. soccerstar says:

    I just read The Night Before Christmas to my mom. She helped me make a book using the website Kerpoof. I am going to add illastrations and give the book to my Aunty for Christmas. The book took 1 hour to write and it kept going all wierd writing so it made it be really hard.

  2. angiemcleod says:

    Hey Soccerstar. Thanks for sharing the name of your favorite book. I’ve heard it’s a good one. Keep on reading!

  3. soccerstar says:

    I just finished Diary Of a Wimpy Kid and it was good because it is very funny. I also injoied reading it because I took my time with reading it and I also got to read some at school.