Reading

The Cognitive Psychology of Literacy Teaching: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Dyslexia (2008)

In this book the author examines the concept of dyslexia. He begins by looking at the cognitive psychology of literacy, that is, how the brain works when it reads, writes or spells. He then looks at some interesting and unusual new ideas such as the powerful effect of affect on learning and performance, the significance of learned helplessness to learning and literacy and the enigma of consciousness in our teaching.

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2008-09-30

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

Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies (2006)

Volume 1: 1921-E. L. Thorndike and the Familiar Word

This document includes:
- Introduction
- Word Knowledge in the Elementary School
- The Word Counts and Credits
- General Results- The Results in Detail
- The Adequacy of the Counts
- Uses of the List in the Teacher's Word Book
- The Establishment and Clarification of Standards
- The Evaluation of Text-Books
- Selection and Graduation of Readers
- Material for Phonic Drills

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2008-01-04

Workplace Learning (2007)

Understanding Return on Investment to Training & Other Business Results

This document includes the following articles:
- It's the Talent, Stupid
- Employee Training Delivers Results
- Investment in Apprenticeship Nets Positive Return for Employers
- How to Measure Training ROI
- A New Frontier for Workplace Literacy

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2007-12-07

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

Adult Literacy in Ontario (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey Results

In 1990, Statistics Canada released the results of the Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities (LSUDA), a 1989 Canada-wide survey of the reading skills of adults. In 1992, the then Ontario Ministry of Education reported on the LSUDA results for Ontario (Stan Jones, Survey of Adult Literacy in Ontario).

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2007-05-11

Submission by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre to the Innovation Engagement Strategy (2002)

The submission was made by The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC) for the Innovation Engagement Strategy, includes:

- Introduction
- Six discussion questions:
- Targets
- Major challenges
- Government of Canada priorities
- Innovation vision
- Commitments, actions and time lines
- National issues

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2007-05-09

Nova Scotia TriPartite Forum Proceedings - July 2005 (2005)

On July 5, 2005, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour convened a Tripartite Forum on labour/management relations in the province. The Canadian Labour and Business Centre was asked to help to organize and facilitate the Forum.

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2007-05-09

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

Portfolio Assessment Initiative (2001)

This portfolio assessment initiative has several lists of goals for students and teachers. It includes:
- personal goals
- reading progress checklist
- listening and speaking progress checklist
- writing progress checklist and,
- mathematics progress checklist

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2006-08-10

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