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August 7, 2014
New The Word On The Street Learning Tent to host family-friendly literacy programming
TORONTO, August 7, 2014 —– The Word On The Street Toronto is dedicated to the promotion of local literacy organizations. The festival shows its support each year by providing free exhibit space to 20 literacy groups in its Exhibitor Marketplace to help them promote their programs, attract new tutors and volunteers, and raise funds.
This year, The Word On The Street has partnered with seven community groups to program a new festival venue, the Learning Tent. The Learning Tent will be a family-friendly destination where experts in the fields of literacy and education will share informative and entertaining activities, and introduce the public to a range of community literacy projects.
The Word On The Street is pleased to announce that its Literacy Programming Partners for the 2014 festival are CODE, Frontier College, Literature for Life, ONBIDA (the Ontario branch of the International Dyslexia Association), Ontario Science Centre, World Literacy Canada, The Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf (OCSD) and Silent Voice.
For a full schedule of Learning Tent activities, visit The Word On The Street’s website.
Learning Tent Highlights:
• In the Demystifying Dyslexia: Recognize the warning signs workshop, speech-language pathologists Jana
Leggett and Sherry Raffalovitch lead a dyslexia simulation, teaching participants how to identify students at
risk, and how to intervene to help students overcome their reading and writing difficulties.
• World Literacy Canada hosts an interactive reading of Gandhi’s Glasses. As the story unfolds, participants will
don Gandhi’s glasses and learn about the Gandhi Way for solving the social injustices witnessed throughout
About The Word On The Street:
Each September, in the cities of Toronto, Halifax, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Kitchener, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors to its Queen’s Park Circle location, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 21st.Download PDF