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Resource Guide: Integrating Essential Skills Into Literacy Programming (2009)

This guide grew out of a two-year project carried out by the Literacy for Life Foundation and the Rainbow Literacy Society, two Alberta organizations that provide in-home programs to teach parents how to help their children develop literacy skills while, at the same time, improving their own skills.

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2012-10-12

Linking Laubach with Essential Skills (2009)

This document grew out of a project that looked at the Essential Skills of reading text, document use, and writing in relation to three Laubach Literacy series: Laubach Way to Reading; Challenger; and Voyager. The goal was to assess the material in the three series through the framework of Essential Skills complexity levels, in the same way the material had already been linked to the five Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) levels.

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2012-09-26

Science Fun: Experiments and Activities for Family Literacy Groups (2012)

This how-to kit offers hands-on activities to help families develop positive attitudes towards science.

The authors have provided instructions for 12 activities that use materials found around the house, including salt, eggs, ice cubes and food colouring. Among the activities are making ice cream, mixing colours, and planting seeds.

There are also suggestions for picture books to go along with each activity.

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2011-08-16

Assistive Technology Information: Guide for Literacy Practitioners (2010)

Assistive technology can be any technological tool or strategy that helps people work around their physical or learning disabilities.

The authors of this guide note that there are many technological tools available to help people cope with disabilities but the technology can only help if the tool matches the person’s needs. Therefore, it is essential that the person’s challenges be accurately assessed or diagnosed.

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2011-04-29

Household Hints (1993)

This booklet is divided into sections on the kitchen; laundry and cleaning; the bathroom; beauty tips; medical hints; auto tips; and useful things to keep in the house. The author includes tips for choosing produce and stocking up on cleaning supplies.

The booklet is not designated as being at a particular reading level. It is clearly written but the vocabulary is not easy and, in some instances, can be challenging.

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2010-05-21

Love is in the Hair (1989)

This book focuses on Louisa, an immigrant from Jamaica working as a domestic in the home of the Montreal family who sponsored her. The reader follows Louisa as she becomes a landed immigrant and decides to improve her education so she can find a better job.

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2010-05-14

Go with the Flo (1987)

The central character of this short book is Flo, a middle-aged woman who works nights as a cleaner while also caring for her husband and three children. It follows her progress in finding a better job and deciding to go to school in her spare time to earn her high-school diploma.

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2010-05-05

Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings - Resource List (2010)

This list was compiled to help adult literacy educators find resources pertaining to learning disabilities. The list is organized according to six principles of good practice aimed at supporting a “whole life” approach to working with people with learning disabilities in adult literacy settings.

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2010-03-17

Through The Worker's Eyes: Developing Learning Activities with Work-Related Documents (2009)

A Guide for Workshop Trainers

This slide presentation can be used to prepare a workshop framework that includes:

What’s the point?
Review of Essential Skills
Step 1: Collecting work-related documents
Step 2: Developing worker-focused learning activities
Step 3: Deciding instructional focus and creating steps to the answers

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2009-11-12

The Joy of Learning (2007)

Fall Issue 2007

With this document, the Colchester Adult Learning Association presents its first educational resource guide. This guide is intended for the citizens of Colchester, Nova Scotia. It contains descriptions of learning resources available in the area, as well inspirational stories from several learners.

The Joy of Learning includes the following sections:

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2009-02-09

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