Reading activities

More Northern Writes Study Guide (2008)

From 1992 – 2002, the NWT Literacy Council hosted a northern writing contest called the Northern Writes Writing Contest. This study guide offers learning activities for four stories from the contest. The guide starts with two writing resources for adult learners: writing skills (for lower literacy learners) and the writing process guide. The guide is then divided into four sections, one for each of the stories.

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2008-05-15

Playing With Words (2007)

Any Child Can

Early involvement with words and reading is essential for the development of all aspects of a child’s life. This book provides many practical ideas on how to make this fun with everyday activities. The author shows parents how to take advantage of teaching and learning opportunities that occur while preparing meals, during a trip to the grocery store or an outing to the park, and other times during the day.

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2008-05-09

Stories and Activities for English 110 and 120 (2007)

This resource contains eight stories appropriate for learners at the English 110 and 120 levels. These stories were either written by adult learners from the Hay River Learning Centre or used in adult literacy classes in the Northwest Territories. The stories that were written by adult learners were made into booklets and illustrated by local artists in the community. The stories range from high 110 to low 120 level.

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2008-03-28

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

How To Kit - Northwest Territories General Election (2003)

Elections come with their own vocabulary, jargon and challenges. They can be intimidating for learners who are not familiar with the process. This Election How to Kit includes literacy activities that instructors can do with adult learners to help them learn about the election process.

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2008-02-20

Books in the Home Program - On Mother's Lap (2007)

Books in the Home, a program used widely in Canada, 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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2007-09-21

Books in the Home Program - Old Enough (2007)

Books in the Home, a reading program widely used in Canada, 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 for both parents and children.

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2007-09-19

Books in the Home Program - Red Parka Mary (2006)

Books in the Home, a reading program widely used in Canada, 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 for both parents and children.

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2007-09-19

How To Kit - "Read for 15" Activities! (2005)

Here's all you need to know to launch a "Read for 15" event in your community. People (from young to old) are encouraged to read for 15 minutes on a particular day to help raise literacy awareness and promote reading in the community.

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2006-08-22

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

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