Family Literacy

Essential Skills in the Home (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors explain how Essential Skills are used in a variety of situations in the home.

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2012-12-03

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Parent's Guide (2012)

This document is part of a project designed to create an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy program.

This component of the program is for parents. It is divided into 10 modules, dealing with such topics as Canada; personal identity; health and wellness; schools and learning; friendship; and foods and nutrition.

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2012-11-30

Train of Toys (2011)

This picture book is one of five in The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada.

It tells the story of a little boy who, despite the skepticism of family and friends, uses a toy train to transport all his stuffed animals to the park.

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2012-11-28

Connecting Families through Community: An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Family Literacy Project – Final Report (2012)

This report outlines a project designed to create an effective English as an Additional Language (EAL) family literacy program that would help newcomer families in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island, and could also be used in other Canadian provinces.

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2012-11-23

Early Childhood Literacy Programs in Canada (2010)

A National Survey

The authors of this study sought to understand early childhood literacy programs in Canada by identifying such programs and gathering information on their operations, content and challenges.

The authors used a literature review and a national survey to generate data, determine trends and identify gaps between research and practice.

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2012-11-22

The Big Picture: Literacy in Canada (2012)

Prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), this presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the state of literacy in Canada. It is divided into four sections: literacy in Canada; literacy facts; challenges and barriers; and the role of the CLLN.

Among the specific topics dealt with are the nature of literacy; the nine Essential Skills; family literacy; and the literacy needs of immigrants.

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2012-11-09

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

Annual Report 2009-2010 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. (2011)

Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2010, this report summarizes the organization’s activities in the preceding year.

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2012-10-23

Annual Report 2010-2011 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. (2011)

This report, presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2011, includes a summary of activities for 2010-2011; a report from the organization’s president; a financial statement; and a message from the coalition’s honorary patron, writer Sheree Fitch.

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2012-10-17

Resource Guide: Integrating Essential Skills Into Literacy Programming (2009)

This guide grew out of a two-year project carried out by the Literacy for Life Foundation and the Rainbow Literacy Society, two Alberta organizations that provide in-home programs to teach parents how to help their children develop literacy skills while, at the same time, improving their own skills.

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2012-10-12

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