Literacy projects

Books in the Home Program - The Bear on the Bed (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

Books in the Home - Introduction & Session 1 (2006)

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

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2006-07-24

Tree of Life: Student Autobiographies (2002)

Every year, the Independent Studies class at Frontier College publishes a book of student writing. They have been doing this for 20 years. In 2002, we thought we would document a project that we worked on in our Self-Management/Literacy class from April to June of 2002. This project was about writing an autobiography.

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2006-07-20

Phase 2 of the Manukau Family Literacy Programmes (2003)

Interim (Second) Formative and Process Evaluation Report

This second evaluation report covers the first six months of 2003, when the first two pilot sites of the Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP) started operations; this report supplements the first evaluation report (Benseman, 2002) that covered the planning of the MFLP project and a review of family literacy research literature.

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2006-06-27

Family Literacy in Manukau City (2002)

First Formative and Process Evaluation Report

This report incorporates both formative and process evaluation elements. It documents what has happened in this initial planning phase of the Manukau Family Literacy project, the issues that have arisen in its development, how these were resolved and offers some observations about why it has achieved what it has to date.

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2006-06-27

More Reading Materials for Stage 1 Learners (2005)

A Project Funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, 2004-2005

This package contains worksheets which include reading, writing, document use and oral communications activities related to each of the books.

The books (A Woman's Courage, Mama's Song, Hopes and Dreams, Voice Like an Angel and That's the Way I Like it!) were graded by the Edward Fry "Graph for Estimating Readability". The books have readability levels ranging from grade 2.0 to 2.5.

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2005-11-30

Building Community Capacity: Focus on Literacy (2005)

Community Impact Evaluation and Literacy Practitioner Impact Evaluation

In 2004, Literacy Alberta and Bow Valley College partnered to develop a two-part training course for practitioners working in the literacy field. The first part of the project involved the design and development of the course and the practicum, while the second part saw the delivery of a pilot of the course to 11 “literacy specialist” participants from 11 different Alberta communities.

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2005-09-22

Transfer of Learning Among Adult Stakeholders in Parent-Focussed Family Literacy Programs (2003)

There are four papers in this series, based on a research project, Transfer of Learning in a Parent Focussed Family Literacy Program.

This first paper describes the research project, including the objectives, participants, procedures, methodology, and results.

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2005-07-05

Transfer of Children's Early Literacy Behaviours and Parent Knowledge from Parent-Focussed Family Literacy Programs (2003)

There are four papers in this series, based on a research project, Transfer of Learning in a Parent Focussed Family Literacy Program.

This second paper fulfils one of the goals of the project, to discover the transfer of children's early literacy behaviours and parent knowledge from parent-focussed family literacy programs—Transfer of Learning: Child to Home; Child to Community; Parents at Home; Parents to Others.

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2005-07-05

Teachers' Perception of Children of Parents Who Had Participated in a Family Literacy Program (2003)

There are four papers in this series, based on a research project, Transfer of Learning in a Parent Focussed Family Literacy Program.

This third paper fulfils one of the goals of the project, to establish teachers' perception of children of parents who participated in a family literacy program.

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2005-07-05

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