Readers

Raising Kids Who Read (2004)

Reading is the most important skill children must master if they are to succeed in school and later in life. The YMCA has developed this booklet to help parents raise children who enjoy reading. The information in this booklet reinforces the vital parent or adult-child relationship, and supports children’s ability to read for fun and to become lifelong learners.

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2007-11-27

Our Side of the Mountain - 2001 (2001)

This book is a collection of writings by adult learners from the Cape Breton Literacy Network.

Please note that the Cape Breton Literacy Network is now called the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County.

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2006-07-14

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read and Love Reading (2006)

Parent Guide

This guide was prepared for parents of children in grades 1 to 3, the time when most children learn to read. The guide contains tips to help your child read and develop a love of reading. Choose the tips that are the most helpful and fun for you and your child. This guide comes with a warm welcome from PEI's libraries. A new library keycard is attached to the cover of the guide.

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2006-06-13

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books (2006)

Pre-School to Adult

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. That task, however, is not particularly easy. An extensive array of material is available nowadays, but should it all be included in such a list?

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2006-05-19

Adult literacy and economic growth (2004)

This paper looks at whether an increase in the basic literacy skills of adults would have a positive effect on the New Zealand economy. It finds good evidence for the benefits of literacy: studies
consistently find that adults with better literacy skills are more likely to be employed, and to earn more, than those with poorer literacy skills, even when taking account of other factors which affect work performance.

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2006-04-11

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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2006-03-17

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report

This summary report is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report - Plain Language

This report, written in plain language, is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

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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