BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English

Are you looking for free online reading resources for adults working on their reading skills? You can find great, made-in-BC content in the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English series.

Written by Shantel Ivits, this set of six readers includes original, high interest stories written for adults. Each reader is available to download in several electronic formats, including editable formats you can customize. They are also available to purchase in hardcopy. Each reader has an accompanying Course Pack that includes audio recordings and exercises.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1 and Course Pack 1

This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. This level 1 reader is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 2 and Course Pack 2

This reader contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes’ family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes’ poems. This level 2 reader is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 3 and Course Pack 3

This reader contains nine original stories about British Columbia, including mysteries, culture and wildlife. This level 3 reader is roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 4 and Course Pack 4

This reader contains nine original stories about human rights, including biographies of human rights activists. This level 4 reader is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 5 and Course Pack 5

This reader contains nine original stories about the human brain, intuition and personality. This level 5 reader is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 6 and Course Pack 6

This reader contains 11 original instructional essays about digital storytelling. This level 6 reader is roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system.

This series is part of the BC Open Textbook Collection.

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