The Northern Edge Study Guide (2009)

Learning activities for fifteen stories from the first five issues of The Northern Edge

This study guide, produced by the NWT Literacy Council, is aimed at both adult learners and adult educators. It includes learning activities based on fifteen stories from the first five issues of The Northern Edge, an online newspaper for adult learners.

The document begins with tips for using the study guide, including two writing resources for adult learners: writing skills, for lower literacy levels, and a writing process guide. There is one section for each of the fifteen stories. Each section includes the written text for the online story plus a list of learning activities. There are instructor notes, giving basic information about each learning activity and any necessary details about how to do it. As well, some sections include handouts, pages the instructor can copy for learners to use during the learning activities.

For each story, the first four learning activities focus on vocabulary, language skills, questions, and writing. Other learning activities explore different issues related to the content of the story.

The fifteen stories represent a variety of topics, including personal stories about healthy lifestyles, research on grizzly bears, how to register to vote, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and climate change.

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NWT Literacy Council. The Northern Edge Study Guide 2009. Web. 21 Jan. 2021 <>
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