Essential Skills Quebec

By The Learning Exchange


The ability to understand text written in sentences or paragraphs. Strong reading skills are essential to being able to learn and find information quickly and easily. 


Take the Reading Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your reading strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Active Reading

Strategies of reading actively 

Book Report Ideas

Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report Diana Mitchell 

Current News
Daily ESL: Conversation & Reading

This site presents short conversation starters or readings that you can study and then try to apply in everyday situations. 

Be sure to read the page, Using This Site, to understand the purpose of these materials and how to best use them.

Guide to Reading for English Learners
Do you want to become a better reader? Many English learners have this goal in mind. This guide to reading can help you. 
Scroll to read about:

>Why Read?

Online Novels

Discover online reading.

 Discover Any Book will be available for you for online reading.

Browse categories to find your favorite literature genres: Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Short Stories, Young Adult and Children’s Books… There are eBooks for everyone.

A collection of links to free online novels, organized by genre (Adventure, Mystery, Romance... etc.) and alphabetically by title within each genre. Free e-novels for your ebook reader, tablet, or computer.

Parts of a Story
Character and story profile outline sheet
Reading: Breaking News

FREE, Interactive & Printable English Lessons in 7 LEVELS 

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