NWT Literacy Council

Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 (2009)

This presentation outlines a study of some of the non-academic outcomes for adults taking part in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs in the Northwest Territories.

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2013-03-15

Supporting Diversity: The Explosion of Northern and Aboriginal Resources (2010)

Developed by the NWT Literacy Council, this workshop presentation focuses on the variety of resources available for family literacy in Canada’s northern region.

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2013-02-13

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 2 (2012)

Designed for both adult educators and adult learners, this study guide offers learning activities to accompany the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North,” which can be found on the NWT Literacy Council’s website at http://www.nwt.literacy.ca.

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2013-02-06

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 120 (2011)

This curriculum unit is part of a series developed for use in adult literacy and basic education programs.

The authors note that teaching poetry at the English 120 level presents many of the same challenges as it does at the 110 level, but the task is a little easier because learners at this level are more independent readers and writers.

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2013-01-25

Newcomers' Initiative - Final Report (2010)

Many Canadians face problems because of low literacy skills but the situation may be especially acute for newcomers to the country.

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2013-01-22

"Talk to Me!": Oral language development with young children (2012)

This document focuses on the importance of oral language development and offers tips for parents to use to help their children develop language skills. The authors explain that children develop language over time and tell parents what to expect at each stage from infancy through the preschool years.

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2013-01-22

Early Childhood and Poverty - Summary of Research (2012)

This report offers an overview of recent research findings on the impact of poverty on young children. It was prepared as a resource for the first roundtable discussion, held in June 2012, on developing a Northwest Territories anti-poverty strategy,

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2013-01-18

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 110 (2011)

This curriculum unit has been developed for use by practitioners working with learners at the 110 level in adult basic education. Other units in the series provide material at the 120 and 130 levels.

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2013-01-09

Recipes for Fun! Celebrate National Family Literacy Day 2013 (2012)

This document offers a selection of recipes for materials that can be used in creative play. The recipes include play dough, baking clay, homemade paint that can be squeezed from bottles, and edible finger paint.

The recipes use ingredients that can be found in the home, including flour, salt, oatmeal, food colouring, and cooking oil.

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2012-12-21

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 130 (2011)

This curriculum unit, part of a series developed for use in adult literacy and basic education programs, is aimed at learners who are independent readers and writers, and are ready to develop critical thinking, reading, and viewing skills.

It includes four poetry studies, each anchored by one main poem that highlights one of the following techniques: metaphor; personification; repeated sounds; and symbol.

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2012-10-30

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