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Lesson Plan - Numeracy: Pie Charts and Bar Graphs (2012)

With this lesson plan, a tutor can help someone learn how pie charts and bar graphs are used, and how to interpret and make them.

The lesson is centred on a hypothetical poll of people’s preferred breakfast food. Activities include expressing the results as either percentages or fractions; showing the results in both a pie chart and a bar graph; and answering questions about the data.

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2012-07-24

The Dartmouth Learning Network – Changing the face of literacy in Dartmouth [Video – 9:10] (2011)

This video provides an introduction to the work of the Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) in Nova Scotia, which provides academic classes and one-on-one tutoring for adults.

Learners describe how their work at DLN has not only improved their literacy skills, but also given them greater self-confidence.

The video includes interviews with DLN officials, who encourage both potential learners and volunteers to contact the network.

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2012-05-02

Building Bridges: Laubach Small Group Manual (2002)

Laubach literacy programs have traditionally provided one-to-one tutoring. This document, prepared by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO), describes how small-group instruction can be incorporated into a program without undermining the Laubach philosophy.

The authors discuss the benefits of working with small groups; outline factors that should be considered; and provide instructions for running a small group.

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2011-10-25

How Far I Have Come: Yearbook 2011 (2011)

A year of learning with Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN)

This document is a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), one of 35 community-based adult learning programs funded through the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

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2011-06-10

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

Integrating Essential Skills in Literacy Tutor Training - Final Report (2010)

This report summarizes a two-year project aimed at incorporating essential skills into training for volunteer tutors across Canada. The project was undertaken by Laubach Literacy Ontario, in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Quebec and Laubach Literacy New Brunswick and with input and feedback from two employer partners.

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2010-08-19

Rogue Wind: Yearbook 2010 (2010)

This is a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network. Writings by learners include personal anecdotes, fiction and a fan letter to golfer Mike Weir. One man describes his efforts to raise money to help fellow amputees back in his homeland of Sierra Leone.

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2010-06-07

Family Tutoring (2009)

Families Learning to Read and Write Together

Family Tutoring is a family literacy program developed by the NWT Literacy Council to support school-aged children and their families in their efforts to develop reading and writing skills. The program is geared for parents, teacher’s assistants, and tutors who work with children at the emerging and early reader stages.

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2010-01-08

2008 Summer Tutoring Program for Kids - Final Report (2008)

This is a report on the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids that runs during July and August every year in libraries, schools and community centres across P.E.I. The purpose of this program is to support the learning objectives of the school system by offering an alternative learning environment during the summer months.

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2008-11-12

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

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