Forest of Reading programs engage students in literacy

Join us to promote the Forest of Reading Program!

Sharing Simcoe

Willow Landing-86Every year, schools across Ontario run Forest of Reading programs, promoted by the Ontario Library Association. Students read Canadian literature during the same time frame, and this builds excitement as students decide on their favourite books and authors to vote for in April.

The main goals of these programs are to engage students in reading, collaboration and critical thinking through literature. The programs also provide opportunities for our learners to develop a recognition of Canadian authors. These programs are run in individual schools, and therefore may look different depending on the school.

The Forest of Reading initiative includes programs that work for both school-age children and adult readers. After students read the books assigned for their specific program, they get to vote for their favourite! Once all of the votes from students across Ontario are tallied up, there is a grand celebration that honours the winners of…

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