Instructional aids

National Framework: An Integrated Approach to Developing Essential Skills (2013)

This user-friendly guide for Essential Skills (ES) practitioners identifies and organizes the elements of ES practice that have proven to be effective in a variety of settings.

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2013-08-15

Best of The Reader Teachers' Guide (2010)

Best of the Reader is a series of e-books intended for use by literacy level adult learners, including those for whom English is a second language. The series incorporates material from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

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2012-01-13

Fraud Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). It begins by explaining what fraud is, then outlines different kinds of fraud like identity theft and scams.

The booklet includes an exercise on spotting a fraudulent email and a checklist for preventing identity theft. It also explains what to do if you become the victim of fraud.

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2010-04-20

Workplace Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of how those skills are used in the workplace.

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2010-02-25

Justice Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of ordinary people using those skills in dealing with the justice system.

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2010-02-25

Health Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – then offers examples of how those skills can be used to maintain and promote health.

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2010-02-25

Families Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on essential skills as they apply to families. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.

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2010-02-25

Community Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of Essential Skills Fact Sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on community skills. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.

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2010-02-25

Sharing Personal Information (2009)

Lesson Plan 2

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, helps employees be able to understand and complete a variety of basic personal-information forms, as well as enabling them to respond to questions and ask questions of other people in order to give or receive personal information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of document use and oral communication.

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2009-10-07

Identifying Problems (2009)

Lesson Plan 1

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, focuses on the skills employees need to clearly and efficiently explain that a problem is preventing them from doing their work. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 1-2 and focuses on the essential skills of speaking and listening.

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2009-10-07

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