NWT Literacy Council

Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange (2009)

This PowerPoint-style presentation examines the concept of “living literacies” by focusing on the small community of Ulukhaktok in the Northwest Territories. The authors discuss the ways Northern people engage with the world, including dancing, speaking, singing, sewing, drawing, carving and travelling.

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2010-06-07

How To Kit - Music and Literacy (2009)

This how-to kit, prepared by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on how music can be used to promote literacy. It includes ideas for making musical instruments and props; suggestions for children’s CDs; an annotated list of books based on songs; and suggestions for books adults can turn to for learning activities.

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2010-05-18

How To Kit - Writing Ideas (2009)

This how-to kit can be used by teachers and adult educators, or it can be used for a community workshop to encourage writing by people of all ages.

The authors begin with a section on prewriting activities, including brainstorming and clustering, to help learners choose a topic or narrow their focus. The next section, on writing techniques and ideas, helps learners generate, organize and communicate their ideas.

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2010-05-11

How To Kit - Family Literacy Activities Night 2 (2009)

This is another in a series of how-to kits developed by the NWT Literacy Council. It includes tips for organizing a family literacy activities night, from choosing a date to advertising the event.

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2010-05-05

How to Kit - Plan a Family Literacy Day Fair (2009)

This kit helps organizers plan a celebration for Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The kit includes a planning checklist and suggestions for activities for various age groups. Among the ideas for younger children are Locomotion Letters and the Same Sound Game while all-ages activities including making a family tree and putting on a readers’ theatre production.

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2010-04-28

How To Kit - Storysacks (2009)

A Guide to making a storysack

This guide explains how storysacks can be used to get children excited about reading. A storysack includes books, an audiotape of the story, props and suggestions for activities based on the books.

The guide explains how to use a storysack in a variety of settings; offers guidelines for choosing appropriate books; suggests possible activities to go with the books; and provides ideas for props.

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2010-04-20

Workplace Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of how those skills are used in the workplace.

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2010-02-25

Justice Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of ordinary people using those skills in dealing with the justice system.

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2010-02-25

Health Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – then offers examples of how those skills can be used to maintain and promote health.

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2010-02-25

Families Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on essential skills as they apply to families. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.

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2010-02-25

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