Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide (2013)

This guide is a teaching companion to the Alberta Reading Benchmarks (ARB). It explains the different benchmarks and how certain teaching strategies can be applied to help Aboriginal learners with their skills in reading English printed text. It suggests learning activities and outlines possible lesson progressions for levels which loosely correspond to Grades 1 to 9. The higher ARB levels are not addressed here because they are considered to be above the level of basic adult literacy.

This document evolved through collaboration with experienced practitioners around Alberta who have a respectful awareness of Aboriginal teaching and learning principles. It includes a summary of philosophies, principles and general teaching/learning strategies that try to reflect Aboriginal perspectives to make the journey toward reading more accessible and authentic.

Many of the teaching strategies in this guide were contributed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners who have worked with adult learners and have volunteered their time to help compile strategies they’ve used that are effective with their Indigenous learners.

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Patricia Pryce. Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/bowvalley/ab_reading_benchmarks/ab_reading_benchmarks.pdf>
Patricia Pryce (2013). Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/bowvalley/ab_reading_benchmarks/ab_reading_benchmarks.pdf
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