Beginning readers

Love is in the Hair (1989)

This book focuses on Louisa, an immigrant from Jamaica working as a domestic in the home of the Montreal family who sponsored her. The reader follows Louisa as she becomes a landed immigrant and decides to improve her education so she can find a better job.

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2010-05-14

Go with the Flo (1987)

The central character of this short book is Flo, a middle-aged woman who works nights as a cleaner while also caring for her husband and three children. It follows her progress in finding a better job and deciding to go to school in her spare time to earn her high-school diploma.

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2010-05-05

Something You Should Know About Me (1994)

Students' Stories for Students

This book is a series of essays and stories written by various adult students from Laubach Literacy of Canada. These stories encompass a variety of different subjects but mostly are about the struggles and difficulties of those who have very little reading and writing skills.

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2009-09-09

Sarina and the Lost Book (1993)

This short book, divided into nine chapters, is written in simple language and is aimed at adult new readers at Level 3.

It tells the story of Sarina, who used plants and roots to treat illnesses. Sarina is also able to talk to animals. In the past, Sarina used her skills to cure the Queen. Now, the King has given Sarina a new challenge: to help his son, the Prince, become a better person.

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2009-08-19

Core Presuppositions of Balanced Reading Theory (2009)

Personal Reflections

As a program manager and curriculum developer, the author has spent most of his career at the ground level of adult literacy education practice. He has investigated how adult literacy students take on the process of learning to read and how teachers, particularly volunteer tutors, have sought to help them.

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2009-04-16

Photo Stories (2007)

English 110

This text, developed by the NWT Literacy Council for a basic English course, contains five "photo stories." The stories can be used to initiate discussion on northern topics like dog racing, fishing, sun dogs, the Arctic Winter Games, and crossing the Mackenzie River on a ferry. The instructor can select the handouts needed to teach or reinforce different concepts.

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2008-07-28

William Pender - The Story of a Cooper (1996)

Book 10

This essay is the tenth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Adult Basic Education Social History Series, developed to provide adult learners with meaningful literacy materials drawn from their own vibrant culture. The intended audience for the series is ABE Level 1 students. Because of the disparate subject matter, however, the essays are written in varying degrees of reading difficulty.

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2004-08-23

The Struggle for Work in the Great Depression (1996)

Book 8

This essay is the eighth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Adult Basic Education Social History Series, developed to provide adult learners with meaningful literacy materials drawn from their own vibrant culture. The intended audience for the series is ABE Level 1 students. Because of the disparate subject matter, however, the essays are written in varying degrees of reading difficulty.

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2004-08-23

Desperate Measures - The Great Depression in Newfoundland and Labrador (1996)

Book 4

This essay is the fourth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Adult Basic Education Social History Series, developed to provide adult learners with meaningful literacy materials drawn from their own vibrant culture. The intended audience for the series is ABE Level 1 students. Because of the disparate subject matter, however, the essays are written in varying degrees of reading difficulty.

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2004-08-23

Timelines of Newfoundland and Labrador (1996)

Book 1

This essay is the first in the Newfoundland and Labrador Adult Basic Education Social History Series, developed to provide adult learners with meaningful literacy materials drawn from their own vibrant culture. The intended audience for the series is ABE Level 1 students. Because of the disparate subject matter, however, the essays are written in varying degrees of reading difficulty.

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