Practitioner resources

The Companion to SARAW (1999)

An Exercise Workbook

The Companion to SARAW (Speech Assisted Reading and Writing) was developed for an expressed need, to expand the SARAW program's capabilities within the framework of the computer program. With the READ section of SARAW being an untapped wealth of learning opportunities, the stories from READ were taken and from them Directed Reading and Thinking Activities were created. The same stories were also used to develop basic grammar exercises.

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2000-04-20

What's the Problem? (2000)

For Adults Who Like a Challenge Solving Word Problems

Word problems can be particularly difficult for some adults for a number of reasons, including language barriers, problems with basic arithmetic concepts and operations, and prevailing views that word problems are 'hard'.

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2000-01-01

Supplementary Tutor Handbook (2000)

Supporting Literacy for People with Intellectual / Developmental Challenges

This Handbook is the product of extensive research of the existing literature, discussion and exhange with literacy experts, practitioners, and some learners, and input from pilot agencies delivering literacy programming.

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2000-01-01

Developing a Parent Literacy Curriculum (2000)

Integrating Reading and Writing Skills with Effective Parenting

The goal of this booklet is to share with other practitioners some of the curriculum ideas and activities arising from our own experiences in teaching parent literacy.

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2000-01-01

A Toolbox for ESL Tutors (2000)

An Instructional Guide for Teaching English as a Second Language to Newcomers

This book is designed for tutors or teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides lesson plans based on thematic units. The ESL Tutor Toolbox is designed to provide tutors/teachers with practical lesson activities. The Toolbox activities provide tutors/teacher with ideas for lessons that can be adapted and or expanded depending on the student's interest, goals and prior knowledge.

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2000-01-01

Working Lives of Adult Literacy Practitioners (2000)

This is a research project undertaken in response to a perceived high stress level among those who work in the field of adult literacy. The study considers practitioners who serve as executive directors/managers, tutor coordinators or instructors in both community-based and institution-based literacy organizations.

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2000-01-01

Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation with Workplace Educators (2000)

The impetus for this paper is based on a presentation the author gave to the Manitoba Association of Workplace Educators and Consultants (MAWEC) in March 1999, as part of the Workplace Education Practitioners' Think Tank coordinated by MAWEC and sponsored by the National Literacy Secretariat.

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2000-01-01

Eager to Learn - A Course on Family Literacy (1999)

Eager to Learn has been designed as a resource binder. The course modules can be used independently from the research findings in other sections. The literature review and focus group results provide interesting and unique perspectives on how to plan and deliver family literacy programs of all sorts, not just those meant for a teaching environment.

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1999-12-22

Volunteer Management Resource Guide For Literacy Programs (1997)

Volunteer management is a key component of community-based literacy programs. There were 9,600 volunteers in Anglophone community-based literacy programs in Ontario in 1995-1996 (6,900 tutors, 2,700 other volunteers). These volunteers were managed by a total of 344 paid staff. Program leaders need the skills and tools to effectively manage volunteers in today's rapidly changing environment.

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1999-11-29

Inequalities in Literacy Skills among Youth in Canada and the United States (1999)

This report suggests that youth in North America do not fare as well in their literacy skills as their European counterparts. The findings were based on data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) which was conducted in seven countries in 1994, and later extended to include 24 countries.

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1999-11-17

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