Full List of Articles

A complete list of The Westcoast Reader ESL and Literacy Articles

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Book Level 1LEVEL 1


Duke and Sophie
are best friends

(with AUDIO)

Olga, “Super Senior”
(with AUDIO)

Lucy the emu is found

The business of time

Doorknobs are changing – AUDIO

Lucy is found – AUDIO

The outdoor car show season is here

Edythe Culling shops for shoes

Henrik Sedin stays home – AUDIO

David Booth kissed a grizzly bear

Bunnies run and jump – AUDIO

Canadians shop
in the US – AUDIO

Doorknobs are changing

Vancouver has two new libraries – AUDIO

Bunnies run and jump

Sisters go to the Olympics – AUDIO

Sisters go to the Olympics

Henrik Sedin stays home

Valentine’s Day

How many bald eagles? – AUDIO

How many bald eagles?

Tinsel the bear cub – AUDIO

Tinsel the bear cub

The worlds newest mammal – AUDIO

Braving the cold for the 2014 Polar Bear Swim

Christmas lights

Shoppers plan to spend less this Christmas

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

NASA sends LADEE to the moon – AUDIO

NASA sends LADEE to the Moon

Pilot crash-lands a glider – AUDIO

Pilot crash-lands a glider

Seven steps to a healthier life

Olesia dances in her wheelchair – AUDIO

Olesia dances in her wheelchair

Easy, healthy lunches for school – AUDIO

Easy, healthy lunches for school

A new totem pole for the Haida Gwaii – AUDIO

A new totem pole for the Haida Gwaii

Fall is the time to eat apples

Crowds had lots of fun at the PNE

The cost of food in Canada – AUDIO

Young eagle rescued

Volunteers help people

Bus driver saves owl

Made in Canada

Be-leaf it!

Walked the world

66 years in love

Alfred Scow – AUDIO

Hannah writes about Jonah

Race with a thief

Start a container garden

Stompin’ Tom Connors dies – AUDIO

Nelson Tagoona, hip hop artist from Nunavut, Canada

Injured bird gets a peg leg

The sound of bells

First tourism ambassador to Asia says Vancouver is her love

Coyotes are moving to the cities, too

Climb every mountain 

A pink shirt

Hallelujah for K.D. Lang!

An Inuit artist dies – AUDIO

A new family law in B.C.

Nunavut’s first guide dog

A human library

Happily ever after – AUDIO

Pikas are tiny farmers

How old is a lobster?

Grade 4 kids in B.C. are top readers

New planet found – AUDIO

A game in Kenya – AUDIO

A game in Kenya

Bus fares go up in 2013

Youth program needs donations

Good job for a good dog – AUDIO

Good job for a good dog

Sharing good news makes you more happy – AUDIO

Sharing good news makes you more happy

A musical gift – AUDIO

A musical gift

A dog in Cache Creek

A house of Baba Yagas – AUDIO

A house of Baba Yagas

Mary makes chapatis in Kenya

Buy better meat, spend less money – AUDIO

Buy better meat, spend less money

Dog helps people

A tsunami bike comes to Haida Gwaii

The man who walked on the moon – AUDIO

Bystander helps out

Going to Mars – AUDIO

Tiny newcomers help with plants

Curly

Are text messages hurting language?

Woman, 80, lands plane

Food Pedalers

Book Level 2_1LEVEL 2


Bullying

Family, the first school
for young children

(with AUDIO)

715 new planets
AUDIO

Chris Hadfield is
a Canadian astronaut

Ride for a good life

Successful foster kids: Robert Davidson
AUDIO

Bike polo is a wild ride

Shopping safety tips (Metrotown)

Bathtub races
in Nanaimo, B.C.

Popsicles

Vancouver wins again

Successful foster kids: Bayleigh Marie – AUDIO

Ducklings need help

A logging family

Canucks make changes

Successful foster kids: Robert Davidson

Successful foster kids: Bayleigh Marie

Chocolate chip cookies are a Canadian favourite

Driving the Coquihalla in winter

Canada Post makes changes – AUDIO

Young girl fights bullying – AUDIO

Peak to be named
for Tim Jones

Young girl fights bullying

Atira wins award

People with disabilities are good workers

Sea otter recovers

Hero rescues family
from fire – AUDIO

Hero rescues family
from fire

How to make apple butter

An accident can change
a life forever

Libraries help newcomers

A great crop of cranberries – AUDIO

In praise of Alice Munro – AUDIO

In praise of Alice Munro

Thousands of crows gather in Burnaby

Haida Gwaii wins
7-wonders of BC vote

Are you using your cell phone at work?

Survivor stories – AUDIO

Survivor stories

Thousands of people walked to honour survivors

Playing soccer helps refugee kids – AUDIO

Voyager 1 left the solar system

The perfect picnic

Rowing the Northwest Passage

Summer is a time
for car shows

Shock, grief and anger in Lac-Mégantic

Baby sign language

Etiquette

Surprise!

Roundabout rules

Shipwrecked in BC

Hypothermia

Popsicles

Olympic facts

Canada Day July 1st Quiz

Sitting is a pain

Two heroes save four

Chores

Father of Haida manga

BC garden wins

The Great Blue Heron

Shop smart

From housewife to queen: Cindy Lee sells T&T* Supermarkets for $225 Million

Moving troubles

Kamloops man has a new guitar design

New lungs, new life

Tax time

April in Moravia is not like April in Vancouver

Good-bye HST

Chris Hadfield in space – AUDIO

Ringette is 50 years old

These boots have people talking

Toys affect children’s food choices – AUDIO

Toys affect children’s food choices

Subway opens 400th restaurant in B.C.

A cooking program opens doors for First Nations

Farmland disappears

Shipping containers
become homes

Face 2 Face video banking

Hungry snowy owls return
to Tsawwassen

Family, the first school for young children – AUDIO

Family, the first school for young children

Throw like a girl – AUDIO

Throw like a girl

An indoor garden Patch – AUDIO

An indoor garden Patch

I belong on this stage – AUDIO

I belong on this stage

Solly’s cinnamon buns go around the world – AUDIO

Solly’s cinnamon buns go around the world

Jellyfish populations are on the rise – AUDIO

Jellyfish populations are on the rise

A bouquet you can eat

Shopper safety tips

Vancouver’s Santa Parade

Winter driving

Aging in a changing world

A different kind of library

The shop that cuts for charity

Marathon 101 – AUDIO

I want to be an English teacher

The Big Apple has a big bee problem

It’s a hoot on Grouse Mountain

Stand-up bike puts runners on wheels

“Tough fish” found in Burnaby pond

A different camp
for young women

Plumber rescues cat

A gentle giant dies

Toola, first foster mother

The apples of our eyes

The kid and the pipeline

Toy of the century

Turning bamboo into a bicycle

Together anything is possible

Cut down on sitting down

Book Level 3_1LEVEL 3


Save the elephants

B.C. First Nation wins land claim (with AUDIO)

Dorothy Arey, a champion for 23 years (with AUDIO)

The Global Selfie Project 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin

Tough jobs in B.C.

You can text 911 for help

Canada Post honours C.D. Hoy

Surrey opens a new night market

Immigration problem worries Maria

Canada and South Korea make a deal – AUDIO

National Aboriginal Day – June 21

Mini-farms sprouting at Delta schools

Coastal First Nations invites hunters to shoot photos

Successful foster kids: Chris Tait – AUDIO

Foster care and education in BC – AUDIO

Work experience gets credit at BCIT – AUDIO

New libraries for First Nations

Today’s cheerleaders

The Sun Run is 30 years old

Celebrate Vaisakhi in 2014 – AUDIO

Celebrate Vaisakhi in 2014

First Nations study business – AUDIO

Successful foster kids: Chris Tait

Foster care and education in BC

Celebrating Nooruz

Lighthouse Park is worth a visit

International students in BC – AUDIO

Simple steps to composting

Write a story! Win a prize!=CONTEST CLOSED

Legal aid can help

Kamloops Daily News closes doors

International students come to BC – AUDIO

International students come to BC

Canada Post makes changes

Family literacy – AUDIO

Family literacy

“Doc” Sinclair gets a degree – AUDIO

The world’s newest mammal – the olinguito

Remembering the life of Nelson Mandela

An opinion about violence in hockey

Typhoon hits the Philippines

Local publisher wins international prize

A new kind of orchard in the city

Snow geese – AUDIO

Snow geese

Dolphins remember sounds for a long time – AUDIO

Dolphins remember sounds for a long time

Daylight savings time ends November 3

Help the police stop distracted drivers – AUDIO

Safety on the Internet

Golf teaches about life

Truth and Reconciliation

Helpers are happier

Don’t wash your chicken! Just unwrap, cut and cook

Thousands of Canadians live to be 100 years old – AUDIO

Thousands of Canadians live to be 100 years old

Travel the universe – AUDIO

Travel the universe

September 8 is International Literacy Day

Wildfires in BC

Stanley Park is 125 years old

New homes for women in the downtown eastside

Teens and screens

The story of chocolate

Viola Desmond, a Canadian hero

Vancouver’s first people

Water safety

Greetings

A family business

Women in trades

Helping teachers in Kenya

Blind Beginnings – AUDIO

Blind Beginnings

An angel came calling to St. Paul’s Hospital

UBC program helps ex-soldiers

The loonie turns 25

Less salt saves lives

Tracing fish

Lonely elephant tries to “talk”

Are winter snacks killing birds?

A vest helps special-needs children

Beluga whale mimics human speech

A Beanpod from Fernie goes to London

Read for the Top: from Canada to Kenya, a Literacy success story

MOO-SIC to their ears: a song contest judged by cows – AUDIO

MOO-SIC to their ears: a song contest judged by cows

Beloved Vancouver police horse passes away – AUDIO

Beloved Vancouver police horse passes away

Kayaks: from the old to the new – AUDIO

Kayaks: from the old to the new

ELSA students helping the homeless

Apps for Apes – AUDIO

Apps for Apes

Looking for unknown spiders: Part Two – AUDIO

Looking for unknown spiders: Part Two

Looking for unknown spiders: Part One – AUDIO

Looking for unknown spiders: Part One

Birds get a break in Stanley Park

Quesnel, British Columbia

4-H* helps youth learn many skills

A two-acre garden on a parking lot

They love Mud!

Canadian’s gelato scoops up award in Italy

Save the next dance for me

B.C. Road Trip Summer 2012

Just too much hurt… better late than never

San Francisco firefighters favor wooden ladders

Everybody knows him now

Batty ideas that might work

1-866-I-SAW-ONE

The youngest teachers in B.C.