Literacy events

International Literacy Day Tool Kit for Schools and Families: “Literacy - Food for Life” (2012)

September 8, 2012

This pamphlet contains information about activities organized by the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8, 2012. The coalition also organized a reading event for September 7.

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2012-09-07

Learn anywhere [Video – 0:30] (2011)

This short video is designed to raise awareness of Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The video shows a little boy and his father, moving their arms like airplane wings as they walk in the woods. When they reach a clearing, the father pulls an inflatable couch out of his backpack and the two snuggle together to read a book about airplanes.

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2012-01-20

Family Literacy Day: Social Media Guide (2011)

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy‐related activities as a family. This guide offers suggestions for using social media like Facebook and Twitter to promote the day.

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2011-12-20

Family Literacy Day 2012 - Event Coordinator's Guide: Our Learning Journey (2011)

Family Literacy Day is observed annually on January 27 to encourage Canadian families to spend time every day enjoying a learning activity together. The theme for 2012 is Our Learning Journey.

This guide has been developed to help organizers plan and host a Family Literacy Day event. It contains information about the history of the day, activity ideas for groups of all sizes, and suggestions for fundraising.

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2011-12-20

A World of Possibilities Through Learning (2002)

Information Kit on International Adult Learners' Week, September 8-14, 2002

This information kit was prepared to promote International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), September 8-14, 2002.

The kit contains six information sheets that can be copied and distributed as needed. Each of the six can stand alone as a document.

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2011-02-16

How To Kit - Writing Ideas (2009)

This how-to kit can be used by teachers and adult educators, or it can be used for a community workshop to encourage writing by people of all ages.

The authors begin with a section on prewriting activities, including brainstorming and clustering, to help learners choose a topic or narrow their focus. The next section, on writing techniques and ideas, helps learners generate, organize and communicate their ideas.

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2010-05-11

Sing for Literacy Toolkit (2009)

Sing for Literacy is the theme of the 2010 Family Literacy Day in Canada. This toolkit provides information on how to host a sing-a-long in your community to raise money and awareness for literacy. It offers a checklist on how to register and organize an event, provides links to internet sites, as well as sample letters to the media and supporters. Suggested events include Karaoke nights, caroling, campfire songs and guest singers.

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2010-01-20

Literacy - more than words (2008)

Summary of Input on a Literacy Framework for Alberta

This document summarizes comments from over 500 individuals on a literacy framework for Alberta, provided during the Alberta Literacy Forum held in Edmonton in April 2008. The Forum was Alberta's contribution to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada's Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum. This report on the Forum is organized into the following sections:

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2008-12-04

How-to-Kit Literacy Survivor (2007)

Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outsmart

This "How To Kit" is one in a series of kits developed to help organizations celebrate literacy in the NWT. Literacy Survivor contains fun literacy activities and games geared toward older children, youth and their families. The activities in this kit can be done at a youth centre, at a family literacy night, in the classroom or at home.

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2008-03-20

Workplace/Workforce Literacy: Building Linkages for Action (2005)

Symposium Report

This report summarizes the proceedings of Workplace/Workforce Literacy: Building Linkages for Action, a symposium hosted by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario, with financial support from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

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2006-02-24

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