Learner Writings

The Challenges of Literacy and Employment (1995)

This book documents the challenges that face two Learners (Darren and Angele) as they must balance their employment responsibilities as well as their studies at Prospects Literacy Association. It is intended for adult educators who work in the field of literacy. With the book are Facilitator's Notes that suggest a variety of reading and writing activities for beginning readers.

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1995-01-01

Voices of Experience (1995)

Dropping Out? Think Twice

This book presents the real-life stories of people who left school without graduating.

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1995-01-01

How We Spent Our Summer Holidays (1994)

Written by adult literacy students at Prospects, this book is a compilation of their activities during the summer.

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1994-01-01

Heads and Tails: A Collection of Stories and More by Adult Learners (1998)

These Labradorians give us their oral history through heartfelt stories and reminiscences. Also included are several poems, an interesting section on Traditional Home Remedies, as well as Helpful Hints

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1990-01-01

Working Together (1985)

Story from The New Start Reading Series
This book, in dialogue form, shows how members of a student group overcame problems with banking, mail order and forms, by working cooperatively.

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1990-01-01

What Do Kids Think Adults Are Made Of? (1996)

An adult learner from Prospect Literacy Association in Alberta recalls a babysitting experience.

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Raised Up Down South (1989)

Story from The New Start Reading Series
Lee recalls growing up as a sharecropper`s son during the 1930s. He speaks movingly of bigotry, his great grandmother`s love. and how he become a top-ranked Canadian boxer.

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1990-01-01

The Great Rescue (1995)

An adult learner from Prospect Literacy Association in Alberta describes the experience of briefly losing her child. An audio version of the story is included

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New Year's 1960 (1985)

An exciting beginner`s book. 24-year-old Hank hears a woman scream. Rushing to her defence, he tackles two men and earns a citation from the police.

The stories are written by adult learners at the Toronto East End Literacy Project and produced by volunteer tutors, adult learners and staff. The series is designed as reading material for adult learners of basic literacy and English as a second language.

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My Name Is Rose (1988)

Before taking adult literacy classes, author Rose Doiron barely ventured outside her home. Yet this is her own story of emerging from childhood abuse and a life on the streets to her present loving relationship and her ability to marvel at rainbows. Reading level - Grade 3

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