Easy to read materials

Canada (2013)

The Best of the Reader is a series of e-books that contain stories drawn from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills. Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material is designed to be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-02-07

Many Ways to Help (2012)

This e-book is part of a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material can be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-01-30

People and Jobs (2012)

The Best of the Reader is a series of e-books containing stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills. Each story is accompanied by exercises to help learners improve both their reading skills and their grasp of English. The material can be used by a learner on his own or by a teacher in a classroom.

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2013-01-24

Starting a Business (2012)

Written in plain language, this brief guide outlines the steps required to start a business. The authors discuss developing an idea; thinking of a name; finding money to get the business started; writing a business plan; and where to go for help.

They also explain how each of the nine Essential Skills can help with establishing and running a business.

The guide includes a crossword puzzle that uses business-related words.

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2013-01-23

Creating Easy to Read Documents: Plain Language Guidelines for the Trucking Industry (2009)

This guide is intended for anybody responsible for creating workplace materials used by professional drivers and other employees working and learning in the trucking industry.

The authors begin by explaining what plain language and workplace materials are. From there, they go on to discuss identifying the target audience; determining what information the audience needs; and organizing that information for the target audience.

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2012-10-25

I Want a Home (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This booklet is part of a series developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), based in Calgary, Alberta, for people with low English literacy skills.

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2012-04-30

How to Prepare for an Emergency (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors define an emergency and provide examples of difference types of emergencies. They explain how to make an emergency plan; how to make an emergency kit; and what to do to make the home safer.

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2012-04-10

Anxiety (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This booklet is part of a series developed for people with low English literacy skills.

The authors discuss the difference between anxiety and fear, and between feeling anxious upon occasion and having an anxiety disorder. They offer suggestions to help people deal with anxiety on their own and explain where to turn if those steps are not enough.

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2012-04-02

SmokeTalk Workbook (2003)

The SmokeTalk program, designed to increase awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use, was developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

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2012-03-26

Readers' Stories (2013)

This e-book is part of a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

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2012-02-27

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