JIAS - Reading Club Registration Form

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Please select your language.
All participants must be registered with JIAS Toronto as clients. If you are not yet a client, please contact our intake department at 416-630-6481 ext. 5441 or email Lea Soibelman at leas@jiastoronto.org.
The Reading Club program provides elementary school-aged (grade 1-8) children with an opportunity to continue practicing their English reading and comprehension skills in an online environment with other newcomer children and a facilitator.

One of the key goals of the Reading Club is to enhance students’ English reading skills by the use of engaging reading comprehension exercises. At the end of each session, the facilitator invites the students to play a series of games based on the materials read in that session. Through a free website called Kahoot, students are able to have fun and interact with one another, while honing their English reading comprehension skills.
Please take a few minutes to complete this form if you would like to register for the Winter 2023 term. Please note that if you want to register more than one child, you must complete the registration form for each child.
Reading Club takes place every Thursdays at 6:00PM for one hour through Zoom. Once your child is placed into a group, you will receive an email with the details on how to join the program, along with the materials and resources for your child to use. 

If you have any questions, please email programsupport@jiastoronto.org 

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STUDENT INFORMATION (Please complete for each child):

*Your child must use this email address to join their Reading Club sessions, and each child must have a different email address.

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Level A: The child has no previous knowledge of the English language, and they would benefit from the fundamental basics, such as the alphabet and phonics.

Level B: The child demonstrates limited or some basic knowledge of vocabulary and sentence structure. They are able to read English text with some difficulty.

Level C: The child demonstrates considerable knowledge of English reading and writing skills. They organize and express ideas and information with considerable effectiveness.

Level D: The child demonstrates a thorough understanding of the English language, expressing and organizing ideas and information with a high degree of effectiveness. 

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All facilitators are generously volunteering their time to help your child practise and improve their English skills. Please keep this in mind and be respectful to their dedication by ensuring your child's attendance and punctuality.

If your child is going to be absent for their Reading Club sessions, or you find that they can no longer attend for the foreseeable future, please let JIAS know right away at jasonc@jiastoronto.org.
JIAS Toronto has the right to photograph participants in JIAS programs, and use said photographs for a JIAS Toronto newsletter or other publicity materials.
Thank you for taking the time to submit this registration form. We hope to get you connected to your English Conversation Circle group soon!

It is important to maintain an atmosphere of consideration, respect, good manners, self-discipline, trust, and cooperation. With this in mind, it is expected that all participants in the Reading Club program will:
  • Come to the reading club prepared to work on academic reading.
  • Speak respectfully with each other and with the facilitator at all times.
  • Where a participant is found to be disruptive to the learning environment, the participant will be asked to leave Reading Club for the remainder of the program term.  Some examples include:
    • A participant behaving in a manner which interferes with the ability of other participants to learn, or with the ability of the facilitators to educate and provide assistance to all participants.
    • A participant acting in a manner that endangers him/herself or another person.  This includes, but is not exclusive to, all forms of teasing, bullying, or use of inappropriate language.