Instructional material

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

Resources for Youth Literacy: The Photography Project (2002)

This document describes a literacy project conducted in the Simcoe County region of Ontario that utilized photography as way to engage students. The target group for this project was youth ages 16 to 24 years who had left the school system.

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2008-07-11

More Northern Writes Study Guide (2008)

From 1992 – 2002, the NWT Literacy Council hosted a northern writing contest called the Northern Writes Writing Contest. This study guide offers learning activities for four stories from the contest. The guide starts with two writing resources for adult learners: writing skills (for lower literacy learners) and the writing process guide. The guide is then divided into four sections, one for each of the stories.

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2008-05-15

Adult Literacy Resources (2008)

Best books and links for tutors to try!

This document contains a list of books, web sites and other learning tools that an adult literacy tutor would find useful. The resources have been organized according to subject such as math, early readers, spelling, etc. The Halifax Community Learning Network compiled this list of resources after hosting a series of Tutor Learning Circles in 2007.

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2008-03-07

How To Kit - Northwest Territories General Election (2003)

Elections come with their own vocabulary, jargon and challenges. They can be intimidating for learners who are not familiar with the process. This Election How to Kit includes literacy activities that instructors can do with adult learners to help them learn about the election process.

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2008-02-20

Literacy Activities Handbook (2001)

Supporting Literacy for People with Intellectual / Developmental Challenges

This handbook, developed by the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC), is a resource for people working with adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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2007-11-08

The ESL Computer Book: Microsoft Word 2003 (2007)

This workbook is an introduction to Microsoft Word 2003 and was developed for English as a Second Language learners for use either in a classroom setting with an instructor or as a self-teaching guide. It is one in a series of computer skills workbooks designed for ESL learners.

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2007-10-09

Alpha-Biodôme Instructor's Guide (1997)

Activity Program

This guide was produced by the Montreal Biodôme in cooperation with representatives of three literacy centres. It is intended for use by literacy instructors who are taking learner groups for visits to the Biodôme, a nature museum in which four ecosystems have been recreated for exploration, education and research. This guide will help instructors and their groups get the most out of their visit.

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2007-10-05

Books in the Home - Overview (2006)

Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children.

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2006-07-25

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