ABRACADABRA, a free, interactive online literacy tool developed by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University in MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec, is now available to parents (lite version) through the Learning Disabilities Association of QuÃ©bec (Association quÃ©becoise des troubles d’apprentissage).
This research-based tool is a valuable literacy resource for students with learning disabilities, emphasizing multiple aspects of reading instruction: fluency, phonological awareness, comprehension and writing skills. The interactive stories and activities support a balanced approach to reading. The CSLP conducts research on the application of the tool across Canada-more information on features and research studies can be viewed on the Abracadabra website.
You might see more of this great online literacy tool in the future. From their website:
Recently the CSLP received $270,000 from the Max Bell Foundation to help attain the Centreâ€™s goal of integrating ABRA in schools across Canada. This support is for wide-scale dissemination and training activities for the Learning Toolkit. The impact of this funding will be great as this will ensure there is a Canada-wide network of trained educators and consultants on the use of ABRA and ePEARL, resulting in the development of young Canadiansâ€™ literacy skills.