Reading

Assessor's Booklet: Reading – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), designed to enable career and employment counsellors to conduct informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-10-02

Building the Fire: Aboriginal Family Literacy (1996)

This document describes a seven-month project aimed at developing a program that would meet the literacy needs of the Aboriginal community in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

The Aboriginal Family Literacy Project, which began in October 1995 and ran until the end of May 1996, was a partnership between Lakeland College's LEARN (Literacy Education and Reading Network) program and the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre.

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2013-07-29

Reading to Your Baby [Video – 2:47] (2009)

In this video, a mother talks about the benefits of reading to children, even to newborn babies.

Reading teaches language skills and helps children learn about things in the world. It also offers parents and babies an opportunity to form strong bonds.

The mother notes that a baby may be overwhelmed by the words in a book but will enjoy the pictures.

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2012-03-12

How to Kit: Reading to your child [Video – 11:30] (2009)

This video offers tips for encouraging a love of reading among children from babyhood through the school years.

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2012-03-05

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Youth Literacy Skills (2010)

According to the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canadian 15-year-olds scored above OECD averages in reading, math, and science literacy. Canada’s science scores put it in the top seven of 57 countries.

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2011-11-30

September 8: International Literacy Day - Take 5 and Read Challenge! [Video - 0:58] (2011)

This one-minute promotional video was prepared by Literacy Partners of Manitoba to celebrate International Literacy Day, observed annually on September 8. It features an official from the organization talking about the benefits of reading.

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2011-09-09

Literacy Programs for Children - Kindergarten to Grade 6: Final Report (2008)

This document outlines the research Frontier College carried out between 2006 and 2008 on its programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The goal was to obtain valid reading assessment data; to identify best practices; and to investigate the impact of these programs.

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2010-05-05

Health Literacy in Canada: A Healthy Understanding (2008)

Six out of 10 Canadians, or 60 per cent of the population, lack the skills needed to adequately manage their health-care needs. By comparison, 48 per cent of Canadians have low levels of literacy in general.

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2010-01-13

Finding Information about Jobs in Canada Using the Job Futures Website (2009)

Lesson Plan 14

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, introduces learners to the Government of Canada’s Job Futures website. The lesson also helps learners draw information from pie charts, tables, and bar graphs.

In addition to a variety of exercises, the lesson plan includes a link to the Job Futures website.

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2009-10-20

Reading Memos (2009)

Lesson Plan 13

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, focuses on the formatting conventions of the memo; identifying intended readership for a memo; and understanding a memo’s key information and required action. It also looks at the difference between a letter and a memo; how memos are distributed; and the purposes of memos and other workplace communications.

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2009-10-20

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