Reading skills

CLB Support Kit – Section 2 Part IV – Exemplars for the Receptive Skills (2012)

This document is part of a kit developed to support in-service training on the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for instructors working in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The CLB, a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL), was revised in 2010.

The theme of this document is exemplars for the skills of listening and reading.

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2014-03-04

Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2009, Vol 6 No. 2

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the association between reading proficiency as measured at age 15, and both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19.

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2013-05-30

The CDÉACF Alpha Biblio Project (2009)

This document, part of a series of case studies on adult learning, examines a project initiated in the province of Quebec by the Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF) and the Montreal Libraries Network.

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2013-01-09

Reading Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

The goal of this document is to help employers learn more about the reading skills of their employees by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. Using this tool allows employers to obtain information about the skills employees bring to the workplace; identify current employees’ training needs; and improve workplace training to target specific skill areas for improvement.

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2011-09-02

Reading Self-Assessment (2009)

This is one in a series of self-assessment tools prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help individuals determine their grasp of essential skills.

The first section of this document includes a series of statements designed to measure how well a person understands text written in sentences or paragraphs. The individual must check off either Yes, Somewhat or No in response to each statement.

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2010-09-07

Ending the Workday: A Duties Checklist (2009)

Lesson Plan 5

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who aren’t familiar with checklists used in the workplace or who need some exposure to workplace responsibilities. The lesson plan is at CLB level 2-3 and the estimated time required for it is 1.5 to 2 hours.

Vocabulary in the lesson is related to the work of line cooks.

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2009-10-07

Looking for Work (2009)

Lesson Plan 3

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who plan to seek employment after developing their language skills. It helps potential employees ask and respond to who-what-when-where-why questions and read short texts to extract key information. The lesson plan is at CLB Level 2-3 and focuses on the essential skills of oral communication and reading text.

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2009-10-07

On the Job: Reading Text (2006)

There are different purposes for reading leading to various levels of complexity. Complexity is based on how much processing of information is required to arrive at an accurate outcome. These levels range from level 1 (the least complex) reading relatively short texts to locating a single piece of information to level 5 (the most complex) interpreting dense and complex texts and making high-level inferences and using specialized knowledge.

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2009-06-30

Learning Literacy in Canada: Evidence from the International Survey of Reading Skills (2008)

This report uses data from the International Study of Reading Skills to describe in depth the reading abilities of the least-skilled adult readers in society and to identify the basic reading profiles of these adults, based on their strengths and needs in reading.

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2008-09-23

TOWES Baseline Testing (2008)

Project Findings

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is a competency-based test that uses problem sets and authentic workplace documents to assess essential sills proficiencies in three domains: reading text, document use, and numeracy.

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2008-08-26

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