IDA Ontario Blog


Teaching foundational skills for word recognition in Kindergarten

February 23, 2021

The Simple of View of Reading clearly shows that students must develop both oral language comprehension and word recognition skills as the foundation for successful reading comprehension. The play-based Kindergarten […]

Vikki Pike: Fighting for My Right To Read

December 5, 2020

  I’d like you to meet Vikki Pike, an 18-year old girl from Uxbridge, Ontario with dyslexia and a self-declared “Slippster”, someone who has slipped through the cracks of the […]

New video: French letter-sound correspondences

November 24, 2020

We are very pleased to provide a new and wonderful French video resource, L’enseignement des correspondances graphème-phonème.  This french language video was created by Elisabeth Beaulieu, sponsored by the Conseil scolaire […]

Structured Literacy for Kindergarten Teachers

September 15, 2020

Implementing structured literacy instruction in the kindergarten classroom: A three-part webinar series by Emily Moorhead In this three-part series, Emily Moorhead discusses and demonstrates the implementation of structured literacy instruction […]

Pre-recorded webinars: Helping Your Struggling Reader

August 16, 2020

One of the most common questions we get is “reading with my child doesn’t seem to be working, what else can I do help them learn to read?” Last year […]

Member Profile: Armaity Homavazir

July 23, 2020

IDA Ontario member since:  2018 Tell us a bit about yourself:  I have always loved working with children, and have been active in: running my own government-sponsored summer camp volunteered […]

IDA Ontario Member Profile: Martha Kovack

May 30, 2020

IDA Ontario is an entirely volunteer-run charity, and everything we do is made possible by our members and volunteers. We are a dynamic group of individuals from across the country […]

IDA Ontario Professional Learning Circles

April 14, 2020

Following the unexpected postponement of our 2020 Literacy & Learning Conference, we wanted to create alternative opportunities for professional learning from home. While we already had a series of webinars […]

IDA Ontario’s Submission to the OHRC “Right to Read” Inquiry

April 7, 2020

IDA Ontario has prepared a Submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry (March 2020). This detailed document provides a thorough discussion of the issues and challenges […]

New partnership with Microsoft Canada

March 7, 2020

Dyslexia has been a hot topic in the news recently. Individuals from all walks of life have been sharing their stories of struggles and triumphs to break the stigma of […]