Real life materials

Self-Assessment – Construction Workers' Workbook (2007)

This Essential Skills tool is for tradespeople, apprentices, and people interested in construction careers who want to assess their current Essential Skills and their readiness for technical training.

Based on typical construction workplace tasks, the exercises allow users to practice Reading Text, Document Use, and Numeracy. The score sheet allows them to assess their skills, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

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2013-05-16

Essential Skills Workbook – Construction Supervisor, First Level (2010)

Designed to help supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to practice their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level).

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2013-05-10

Essential Skills – Self Assessment: First Level Construction Supervisor (2008)

Designed to help both supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to assess their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level).

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2013-04-26

Adding to My Skills…Numeracy Curriculum for Essential Skills 1 and 2 (2011)

The focus of this project is to use real-life numeracy activities as a starting point for developing skills required in the workplace.

The curriculum is divided into 18 classes with each class introducing an everyday life activity for a reference point, then continuing to reinforce the embedded numeracy skills present using workplace activities. The workplace activities are at Essential Skill level one and two.

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2012-08-14

Build on your talents: Essential Skills Activities for Trades (2010)

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices, and people considering construction careers, this collection of activities links Essential Skills with workplace applications. Students use the workbook to practice Essential Skills, including Reading, Document Use and Math, by doing exercises based on actual construction materials and situations.

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2012-07-03

Skills that work: Workforce materials for literacy programs (2004)

This manual has been designed using a skills-based format suggested by many of the literacy practitioners the authors consulted. The authors have focused on eight skills: filling out forms; following spoken directions; following written directions; presenting information orally; reading labels; reading schedules; reading a form; and using fractions.

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2012-05-30

Sample Themed Lesson Plans - FASD Literacy Project (2010)

This document includes 20 lesson plans developed as part of a literacy project for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

The lesson plans are built around several themes, including money skills, the environment, safety, nutrition, and current events.

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2011-12-01

Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2003)

A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook draws upon the findings of a five-year study of adult literacy education in the United States, entitled “The Literacy Practices of Adult Learners Study,” or LPALS. The study supported the hypothesis that the use of “authentic” or real-life materials and activities in the classroom led students to increase their literacy activities outside the classroom.

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2011-05-13

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Practitioner Guidelines

This practitioner resource introduces the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum, developed by Literacy Network Northeast, based in Timmins, Ontario.

The curriculum is divided into four modules that deal with managing basic needs; improving and maintaining health; handling personal issues and relationships; and participating fully as members of the community.

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2011-02-15

Sample Activities using Authentic Workplace Materials: Integrating Essential Skills into Tutor Training (2010)

This booklet complements Integrating Essential Skills into Literacy Training – Final Report.

The authors have included eight sample activities using authentic workplace materials provided by the two employment partners involved in the two-year project. The sample activities can be adapted to meet individual learner needs.

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2010-08-19

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