NWT Literacy Council

Building Aboriginal Literacy (2006)

Share Your Language, Share Your Culture

The Northwest Territories has eleven official languages -- nine of these are Aboriginal. To maintain and revitalize these languages, it's important for children to learn their language. This booklet will help families support language development within the family. The activities are simple and can be part of everyday living.

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2006-05-10

Information Series #1: Literacy in the Northwest Territories (2005)

Results from IALSS

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) offers a snapshot of how well adults understand and use printed information at home, at work and in the community. In 2003, the IALSS for the first time measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada.

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2005-12-22

Multiple Literacies (2002)

Improving our Support for Aboriginal Literacy in the NWT

The NWT Literacy Council has supported literacy development in all official languages since 1989. Most of their work focuses on English literacy, but they have also supported Aboriginal literacy directly. People in Aboriginal language communities believe it is important and urgent to maintain, revitalize and promote Aboriginal languages and literacy.

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2005-04-04

Literacy & Inuit Women (2001)

Workshop Report to Pauktuutit

This report describes a literacy workshop that was carried out at Pauktuutit's Annual General Meeting on October 27, 2000. The purpose of the workshop was to involve Inuit women across the north in a conversation about literacy in their communities.

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2005-02-11

How To Kit - Readers Theatre (2004)

This document offers an introduction to readers’ theatre, a form of drama that features participants reading from their scripts. A readers’ theatre production is usually easy to put on because it doesn’t require props or costumes and participants aren’t required to memorize their lines.

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2004-11-26

How to Kit - Making Talking Books (2004)

This How to Kit contains instructions on how to make a talking book using Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Talking books are a great literacy activity. They are made on the computer using programs to add text, pictures and sound and can be used with all levels, from children to adult learners. Talking books are effective as an individual or small group activity, as well as a classroom activity or a community workshop.

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2004-11-23

Seniors' Literacy in the NWT (2004)

This is a report of research carried out on behalf of the NWT (Northwest Territories) Literacy Council. The research was intended to better understand the literacy needs and preferences of NWT seniors, and to make recommendations for better and more relevant literacy supports and services for NWT seniors.

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2004-11-17

Putting Plain Language Into Practice (2004)

The purpose of this report is to look at the experiences of others who use plain language, and to recommend a plan the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) could follow to implement plain language use.

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2004-11-16

On the Right Track - Building Community Capacity for Family Literacy (2004)

Evaluation of Family Literacy Programming in the NWT

This report looks individually at each literacy initiative in which the NWT Literacy Council was involved over a three-year period, namely:
1. Family Literacy Training Institutes
2. Community family literacy projects and outreach support for family literacy providers
3. The family learning kits.

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2004-11-16

How To Kit - "Get Caught Reading" & other Literacy Promotion Ideas (2004)

This How to Kit is intended to help groups or individuals promote literacy in a community. This kit includes:
- Information about why literacy is important to your community.
- Key literacy messages.
- Information on how to promote literacy and who you can work with in your community.
- Ideas for promoting literacy.

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2004-11-16

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