U-CAN Dictionary is a unique and remarkable response to the simmering literacy crisis that undermines the inherent gifts and capacities of millions of citizens. It is a ‘handbook’ for non-readers and new readers that begins at the beginning with one-letter words, then two-letter words, and then grows simply and elegantly into a carefully selected introductory English vocabulary. It is a significant contribution to literacy learning and learners everywhere.
We call it the “People’s Book” because it was created by Justin Page who learned to read at 31, and a team of volunteer creators who are committed to assisting new readers. It is in fact by the people, for the people.
We call it “The Self Teaching Dictionary” because you can use it on your own; with your children; with a friend. There are learning games. And most important – you begin at the beginning and thus experience constant successes in your learning as you move ahead. It’s a great place to start…
also available as an ebook
Reading: U CAN do it: New dictionary makes literacy easy, fun
from Niagara This Week – Aug. 7, 2013 – by Amanda Moore
Niagara This Week editorial – Aug. 7, 2013
Shoreline Beacon News – July 22, 2013 – Sarah Sloan
CBC News – Hamilton – Cory Ruf, July 28, 2013