Essential Skills Quebec

By The Learning Exchange


The ability to write with a clear purpose such as to inform or request information. Use appropriate sentence structure, punctuation, wording, and tone.


Take the Writing Self-Assessment

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

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How to Write English Texts
  • Punctuation
  • Essays and Presentations
  • Business English
Improving Vocabulary

Build your vocabulary strength by practicing different strategies to learn and use new words: 

Interactive Construct a Word

Generate dozens of different words with different endings (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend. Correct words are stored in a Word Bank to read and review. Construct-a-Word prompts students to create between 6 and 14 different possible words, adding an element of fun and discovery. 

Interactive Persuasion Map

Map out arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. 

Interactive Word Family Sort

Recognize word patterns and learn about onset and rime. Print the completed word family chart and use it to practice reading the words fluently. 

Khan Academy for Grammar
Market Yourself: Resume and Cover Letter

Connecting Literacy and Employment through Essential Skills: Interactive workbook series by Literacy Link South Central.

Online Venn Diagram Tool

Create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles. Students may view and edit their draft diagrams, then print the finished diagrams for reference.

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