READ Saskatoon

Lesson Plan - Numeracy: Pie Charts and Bar Graphs (2012)

With this lesson plan, a tutor can help someone learn how pie charts and bar graphs are used, and how to interpret and make them.

The lesson is centred on a hypothetical poll of people’s preferred breakfast food. Activities include expressing the results as either percentages or fractions; showing the results in both a pie chart and a bar graph; and answering questions about the data.

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2012-07-24

Literacy Impacts: Families - Outreach (2010)

This fact sheet provides the highlights of an evaluation of the Good Book Bins project, in which bins filled with gently used children’s books are placed in locations where parents and children spend time waiting together.

The evaluation showed that the bins were popular with families. At locations where the bins were available, many families also accessed other literacy information, like program brochures and library schedules.

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2012-03-26

Literacy Impacts: Families - Programs (2010)

This fact sheet provides the highlights of an evaluation of READ Saskatoon’s Romp ‘n’ Read program, which helps parents and caregivers engage in fun learning activities with their young children.

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2012-03-19

Literacy Impacts: Families - Training (2010)

This fact sheet summarizes the short and midterm outcomes of READ Saskatoon’s “Introduction to Family Literacy Training” program.

Immediately after completing their training, participants showed increased confidence and knowledge about facilitating a family literacy program. Surveyed by phone two years after completing their training, most participants were still committed to promoting family literacy.

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2012-03-12

What we want you to understand: Linking the lives of adult learners to the field's research (2011)

Contextualizing the 2006 State of the Field Report: Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning

In 2006, a report entitled “Barriers to Participation in Adult Learning” was published as part of a series of reports about various aspects of adult learning. Based on a review of relevant literature, the authors classified the barriers as situational; institutional; attitudinal; academic; or pedagogical.

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2011-11-15

Building Capacity to Attract and Retain Literacy Volunteers (2005)

A Research Report

READ Saskatoon, a community-based volunteer literacy organization, like many literacy organizations in Canada, is experiencing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining tutor volunteers. The research project presented in this report was designed to contribute to READ Saskatoon’s ongoing efforts to build organizational learning capacity to meet literacy needs in Saskatoon.

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2008-03-27
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