UQAM offers the French adaptation of Abracadabra

This online resource, created in 2000, now benefits from a French version thanks to a team from UQAM and many partners.

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This online resource, created in 2000, now benefits from a French version thanks to a team from UQAM and many partners.

In this week of International Literacy Day, which was celebrated on Monday September 8, the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) is making available the French version of Abracadabra, a free online resource.

Even here, in Quebec, many adults struggle to read. “According to recent data from the OECD (2013), 53 % of Quebecers are functionally illiterate. This figure is 49 % for Canadians. »This is specified in the data provided in the launch press release. from Abracadabra.

The team has been working on the project since 2008. The Abracadabra resource was first developed in the English language in the 2000s by Professor Phil Abrami and his team at the Center for Learning Sciences (CSLP) at theConcordia University.

Abracadabra is intended to support the teaching-learning of reading and writing in the French language for kindergarten, 1st and 2e primary year.

To visit here:

In short, here is what we find on the site:

In the Student area :
- 15 books of different genres and different levels of difficulty;
- 14 activities concerning the skills most strongly associated with the success of early literacy training;

In the Parent zone :
- 9 video capsules;
- 14 audio capsules;
- Suggestions for tips, advice and activities to do at home;

In the Teacher zone :
- An educational guide;
- Suggestions for interventions and complementary activities and future developments.

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Audrey Miller
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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