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Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

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2014-03-26

Talking with Children About Money (2013)

A resource for families, schools, and family literacy programs

This financial literacy resource is designed for families, schools, and family literacy programs. It covers a wide range of topics, including earning money; bank accounts; paying bills; and the difference between wants and needs.

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2013-11-21

Storysacks Manual (2011)

Storysacks are resources that encourage parents and children to read together. A storysack usually contains a picture book, props or costumes for acting out the story, an audio recording of the story, a non-fiction book, and an idea card with suggested activities. Storysacks may also be based on oral stories and legends.

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2013-10-08

Silent Words: English 130 Novel Study (2012)

This guide has been designed to accompany the novel “Silent Words,” by Ruby Slipperjack. Set in northwestern Ontario in the 1960s, the novel tells the story of a young Ojibway boy and his journey of self-discovery.

The first section of the guide offers pre-reading activities that set the stage for reading the novel, including making predictions about what the book will be about and discussing the significance of the title.

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2013-10-07

Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT (2013)

This report offers suggestions for facilitating learner success in adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) programs. It is based on a review of relevant literature, with a focus on Aboriginal learners; findings from previous research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) about non-academic outcomes for adult learners; information gained from an adult learner focus group; and interviews with three adult education instructors.

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2013-07-29

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

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

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

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

Science Fun: Experiments and Activities for Family Literacy Groups (2012)

This how-to kit offers hands-on activities to help families develop positive attitudes towards science.

The authors have provided instructions for 12 activities that use materials found around the house, including salt, eggs, ice cubes and food colouring. Among the activities are making ice cream, mixing colours, and planting seeds.

There are also suggestions for picture books to go along with each activity.

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2011-08-16

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