Classroom materials

Elections Toolkit (2008)

This Elections Toolkit includes information that literacy instructors and tutors can use to promote civic participation and literacy development in voting‐age learners. It is divided into three sections.

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2008-09-29

Writing Matters (2006)

Getting your message across

This is a handbook about plain language and how to communicate clearly in writing. In the introductory chapter, the author defines what is meant by "plain language" and discusses the importance of using plain language. Chapter 2 begins with facts about literacy in Canada and includes a short history of the plain language movement. Chapter 3 talks about jargon and how not to write, while Chapter 4 goes over some basic grammar.

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2008-07-29

Hands On! (1999)

A Collection of ESL Literacy Activities

This collection of activities was developed for instructors working with adult ESL learners who have had little or no opportunity to develop reading and writing skills. The chapters focus on topics usually explored in any adult ESL class, although references are made to areas and names within Nova Scotia. The primary focus of this resource is to provide a thematic-based approach to learning reading and writing.

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2008-07-24

Basic Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners basic information about computers and information technology and is intended to be used in a hands-on workshop . It uses pictures and relatively simple and straightforward text to introduce learners to computers and explain how to use common software and programs. Topics discussed include
- Windows desktop
- using Windows
- using the mouse
- Wordpad
- Paint

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2008-02-28

Intermediate Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners who already have some basic computer skills information and instruction on more advanced computer topics. This manual is intended to be used in a hands-on intermediate-level workshop. Topics discussed include
- Exploring Windows
- Word processing
- Internet as a research tool
- Email management
- Basic computer maintenance
- Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

English 130: Nonfiction Study - Raising Ourselves by Velma Wallis (2006)

In Raising Ourselves, author Velma Wallis writes honestly and passionately about her people's struggle with alcoholism and cultural loss. This workbook is meant to be used in conjunction with the novel Raising Ourselves. It begins with a pre-reading section that sets the stage for reading the novel.

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2008-02-08

See Me: Use of Personal Narrative in the Classroom (2006)

In this research report, the author's argue that the use of students’ personal narratives in the classroom is a valuable teaching strategy because it facilitates the students’ understanding of specific course content, it enhances their engagement with classmates, class activities and course content and, as well, it creates a classroom community.

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2007-12-13

From Concrete to Abstract: The Benefits of Using a Guided Reflective Writing Technique with Adult Literacy Students (2006)

This document describes the Guided Reflective Writing Technique (GRWT), an intervention writing activity which the author designed, developed, and taught. She used this activity at the end of every class session with her students.

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2007-12-13

Technologies for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2007)

Sticht looks at "several technologies" teachers can use to help adults learn to read and write, including chalkboards, television, radio, newsprint and tape recorders.

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2007-04-20

Cashier Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 (2005)

The Cashier Demonstration LBS Level 3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a cashier.

It includes essential core skills chart, demonstrations, resources and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

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