Comprehension

Defining Essential Skills (2009)

Essential Skills, as researched and defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

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2009-06-24

Adult Literacy in Ontario (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey Results

In 1990, Statistics Canada released the results of the Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities (LSUDA), a 1989 Canada-wide survey of the reading skills of adults. In 1992, the then Ontario Ministry of Education reported on the LSUDA results for Ontario (Stan Jones, Survey of Adult Literacy in Ontario).

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2007-05-11

Portfolio Assessment Initiative (2001)

This portfolio assessment initiative has several lists of goals for students and teachers. It includes:
- personal goals
- reading progress checklist
- listening and speaking progress checklist
- writing progress checklist and,
- mathematics progress checklist

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2006-08-10

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

Beyond words (2005)

The health-literacy connection

Have you ever left your doctor's office confused by the advice you were just given? At some time or other, most of us have felt limited in our knowledge and understanding of information related to our health.

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2006-07-24

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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2006-05-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Integrated Reading Theory and the Role of Successive Approximation (2005)

The author wants to emphasize with this document the importance of both stimulus-response behaviorist and intuitive-inferential constructivist
approaches in learning to read as a both/and rather than an either/or phenomenon.

As in learning anything complex, mastering the basics in this case, of how print literacy works, is indispensable.

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2006-02-16

A Hell of a Good Job! Finding Work that Matters (1998)

Volume 1

This is the first in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

New Realities in Health Care and Job Safety (1998)

Volume 2

This is the second in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

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