Learner Writings

Our Side of the Mountain - 2009 (2009)

A collection of stories, poems and ideas written by adult students of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This is the 10th anniversary edition of Our Side of the Mountain, a collection of stories, poems and ideas. The book is the largest edition ever, with a wonderful range of writing that will entertain, amuse and inspire the reader. All of the pieces were written by students from the classes of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia.

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2009-08-19

Memories of My Childhood and Other Stories (1999)

Students for Students

This booklet is a collection of 18 writings by students. It is the result of a cross-Canada contest. It was hoped that this would be an incentive for new readers to practise their writing skills. It was also intended that the selections would provide suitable and interesting reading material for students.

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2009-08-04

Reflections of the Sydney Writing Circle (2009)

This is a collection of stories and poems written by members of the Sydney Writing Circle, a group that is supported by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County in Nova Scotia. The Sydney Writing Circle continues to flourish. Each Tuesday afternoon members meet to share their writings, to engage in writing activities, and to lend encouragement to each
other.

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2009-07-29

On the Job: The Essential Skill of Writing (2006)

Writing, Reading Text and Document Use are Essential Skills that are intertwined and very hard to teach in isolation. Teach them all together. Learners will need to use them all together in the workplace. Writing includes writing texts, writing in documents (completing forms) and non-paper-based writing (on a computer). Complexity levels for writing are based on the length and purpose, style and structure, and content of the writing.

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2009-07-15

Christmas Week (1993)

This narrative by Sheelah Demetre of the Western Quebec Literacy Council tells the story of Emma who just before Christmas feels like her world is falling apart. Family and personal issues are mounting and what is contained in the media is presenting an increasingly negative picture. Will Emma find the strength to cope?

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2009-06-12

Connecting Literacy, Learning & Work (2008)

This book is intended for those who work in adult literacy programs and are engaged in the on-going process of making connections between literacy, learning and work. It contains some research-based discussion, curriculum ideas, a few ready-to-use tools, interviews with instructors, and student photo stories.

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2009-05-20

Living and Learning for a Viable Future - The Power of Adult Learning (2009)

Submissions to Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2-9, 2009

In 2009, the theme for International Adult Learners' Week (IALW) was “Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning.” Literacy Nova Scotia celebrated IALW with a contest and an event.

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2009-04-16

Success Stories - Determined to Learn (2009)

Celebrating 2009 International Adult Learners' Week

This Special Edition Newsletter, Success Stories: Determined to Learn, was created by the PEI Literacy Alliance to celebrate International Adult Learners Week. It contains the personal stories of ten learners as well as brief information about Essential Skills. These stories were also published in The Guardian and Journal Pioneers newspapers during International Adult Learners Week.

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2009-03-20

The Power of Learning - IALW 2009 (2009)

A world of possibilities through learning

This magazine has been published to mark International Adult Learners’ Week 2009 (IALW). In Canada, IALW 2009 will be celebrated March 2 – 8. Since 2000, this celebration has recognized adult learners in more than forty countries around the world who have embraced learning. The Power of Learning showcases ten adult learners from across Canada.

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2009-03-05

Roses I've Read (1991)

This book is a collection of stories by adult learners in the Rabbittown Learners' Program. It was produced by learners and tutors in the Rabbittown program and is used as reading material for learners in other literacy programs.

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2009-03-02

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