Adolescent literacy

Fact Sheet: Youth Literacy Skills (2010)

This assessment of the literacy skills of 15-year-old Canadians is part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted every three years by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Helping Communities Bloom (2009)

A Family Literacy Resource Guide for British Columbia

This Family Literacy Resource Guide is intended to provide support and information to the many individuals and groups
involved in family literacy throughout the province of British Columbia.

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How-to-Kit Literacy Survivor (2007)

Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outsmart

This "How To Kit" is one in a series of kits developed to help organizations celebrate literacy in the NWT. Literacy Survivor contains fun literacy activities and games geared toward older children, youth and their families. The activities in this kit can be done at a youth centre, at a family literacy night, in the classroom or at home.

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Reading and Writing with Children and Youth (2007)

A Frontier College tutor's guide

Frontier College has developed this guide to help tutors who work with children and youth on homework and/or reading support. This guide contains various techniques and ideas that tutors can use to help their students strengthen reading skills as well as learning strategies that will motivate students to learn. It does not provide a set of prescribed lessons for tutors.

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Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books (2006)

Pre-School to Adult

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. That task, however, is not particularly easy. An extensive array of material is available nowadays, but should it all be included in such a list?

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Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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A Frontier College summary of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2005)

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) study, which was a joint project of the Government of Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study was conducted by Statistics Canada.

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That's the Way I Like It (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

This book has four chapters:

Chapter 1 - The Mudd Family
Chapter 2 - A Big Problem
Chapter 3 - A Family Meeting
Chapter 4 - That's the Way I Like it!

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A Pan Canadian Study on Literacy Issues for Youth with Significant Physical Disabilities (1999)

Final Report

This is the final report of a research project conducted by the Neil Squire Foundation. The project's objectives were:
1. To understand the barriers of mainstream literacy training by persons with significant physical disabilities.
2. To develop mechanisms of delivery that address these barriers through a process of active field testing.

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