Digital Resource Library

This page is for VoRTCS tutors to share resources they have created, with other VoRTCS tutors. These resources can help with planning and facilitating a tutoring session, and they can generate ideas for sessions. They’re free for VoRTCS tutors to download and use. To open a resource, click on its name. Once it’s open, you should be able to print it (this will depend on your browser – try right clicking the screen, the “Print” option will usually appear), or – if you wish – download it.

If you have a resource of your own you’d like to share on this page, we’d love to see it. Please email it to Sandy at Sandy.Hang@svdpqld.org.au. In your email, please use the subject line: VoRTCS website digital resources. Also in your email, please include a brief explanation of how the resource can be used in a tutoring session (like the resource descriptions in the table, below). Please note, any resources you share must have been created by you. Please don’t share resources you have found.

Resource Name Resource Description
Basic written literacy assessment-child This sheet can be used at the beginning of an engagement with a new family, to help assess a young person’s written literacy. It can also uncover some areas of interest which can add interest to your work with the young person.
Three-letter words with pictures Pictures accompanying seven simple three-letter words, to begin associating letters with sounds.
Telling a story A tool for adult learners to practice their written English. The tool facilitates the learner to write a very brief story about an event from their childhood.
The week Sheets that set out the days of the week with spaces to write what the learner did on each day. Either write in the boxes, or prepare cut-out words to chose from. These sheets work best when printed in A3 size.
Write about when your Mother was a little girl For young learners. A template that facilitates a conversation between the child and their Mother, which the child then summarises in English. There are also spaces for small drawings if desired.
Write about when your Father was a little boy As with the above resource, but designed to facilitate a conversation between child and Father.
Today, yesterday and tomorrow Three sheets that can facilitate discussion about expressing time concepts.
Australia – comprehension A comprehension tool for adults or children, with facts about Australia, followed by 10 questions.
Australian map place search A map of Australia without any labels, and some suggested places to find. You can add your own places to customise this.
 Fun Stuff
Boggle! A fun, addictive word game for any number of players. A great session-ender. This file includes game board, letter cut-outs and instructions.
20 Facts about Australia This sheet, and the accompanying question sheet (next row) can be used for a fun quiz about Australia. A good session-ender.
20 Facts about Australia-Questions This sheet is used with the above fact sheet. Try discussing the facts first, as a group, then give everyone a question sheet and see who can get the highest score.
20 Facts about Africa This sheet, and the accompanying question sheet (next row) can be used for a fun quiz about Africa. A good session-ender.
20 Facts about Africa-Questions This sheet is used with the above fact sheet. Try discussing the facts first, as a group, then give everyone a question sheet and see who can get the highest score.
20 Facts about Iran This sheet, and the accompanying question sheet (next row) can be used for a fun quiz about Iran. A good session-ender.
20 Facts about Iran-Questions This sheet is used with the above fact sheet. Try discussing the facts first, as a group, then give everyone a question sheet and see who can get the highest score.