Family Literacy

Family Literacy Standards (2012)

This is a revised version of a document originally published in 2000.

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2014-03-03

NWT Literacy Week Colouring Booklet (2008)

This booklet is made up of seven pages that contain pictures for children to colour, and questions for them to answer about the pictures.

For example, one page features a drawing of a mother and child looking at a book together. The page includes a sentence asking whether the reader also enjoys sharing books with an adult.

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2014-02-24

Ways to Nurture Reading (2013)

This fact sheet offers 30 suggestions for building interest in reading. While the document focuses on nurturing reading in First Nations communities, the ideas would be valuable in any setting.

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2014-02-21

Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers instructions for a number of fun activities that can help build literacy skills. The activities are suitable for a wide range of age groups, from children to adults.

Activities include a community scavenger hunt; charades; and making a puppet theatre out of cardboard.

The authors have also included ideas for activities based on popular children’s books.

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2014-02-17

Access to Books (2013)

This report looks at various ways of sourcing books, and providing access to books for First Nations communities. While the report focuses on efforts in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, the ideas it contains are relevant in many situations.

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2014-02-12

Culture Days Activities (2011)

This kit offers a variety of ideas and activities for exploring different cultures. The activities can be used in the classroom, during a library program, or in a literacy program.

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2014-02-10

Activity Book: 15 minutes of fun for Family Literacy Day (2014)

Family Literacy Day is observed in Canada every year on January 27 as a way to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2014-01-21

TD Summer Reading Club – Case Study (2013)

This document provides a detailed outline of a summer reading club held in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, in 2012.

Run entirely by volunteers, the program’s goals were to promote reading in summer, and to provide access to books to First Nations families. The club met once a week in the library of a local elementary school.

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2013-12-04

Talking with Children About Money (2013)

A resource for families, schools, and family literacy programs

This financial literacy resource is designed for families, schools, and family literacy programs. It covers a wide range of topics, including earning money; bank accounts; paying bills; and the difference between wants and needs.

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2013-11-21

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