Series: Little Chefs Program
Authors: Jonathan London
This lesson plan is part of the Little Chefs program, a literacy-based cooking program for children and adults. Each Little Chefs unit includes a book and a recipe linked to the theme of the book, as well as crafts, rhymes and activities. The starting point of this lesson plan is a picture book by American author Jonathan London about a frog who decides to make his mother a cake.
The plan includes a list of the ingredients and equipment needed to make the cake. It also includes templates for a craft project.
On February 28, 2011, Laubach Literacy Ontario held its second annual Literacy Awareness Day at Queen’s Park, home of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Toronto.
This video, recorded that day, features an adult learner describing how he decided at the age of 40 to improve his literacy skills. Although he was successful in his job with the family business and owned a house, there was something missing from his life.
He went to the Barrie Literacy Council in Ontario, where he worked with several tutors. Four years later, he received his General Education Development (GED) certificate.
Series: LPM Booklets in Plain Language
Authors: Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM)
This booklet offers an introduction, in clear language, to the resources available at a library. The authors explain that libraries lend people books, movies and music; offer programs; provide a space to study or read; and have computers available for patrons’ use.
The booklet includes information about the catalogue system; getting a library card; and borrowing and renewing books. There is also a game that allows the reader to match library-related words with their definitions.
While the booklet does contain specific information about Manitoba’s public libraries, much of the information is general and would apply to libraries anywhere.
This booklet explains how literacy and Essential Skills affect the workplace and offers a list of programs and services available in New Brunswick.
The authors explain what the nine Essential Skills are and offer examples of each one. They also describe the benefits to both employers and workers from improved skills.
They also provide case studies of Workplace Essential Skills (WES) programs carried out in a metal fabrication plant and a fast-food restaurant, along with a description of a training program in Saint John that facilitates matches between employers and potential employees through training and on-the-job experience.
The booklet includes contact information for programs and links to a variety of web resources.
Authors: Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador
In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.
They suggest addressing the problem of low health literacy by increasing the emphasis on lifelong learning; practising reading and writing skills daily; increasing opportunities to learn about health and developing literacy skills in the community; and incorporating health literacy in regular learning programs.
They also encourage health professionals to improve their ability to recognize low literacy and health literacy skills among the patients they deal with.
A Family Literacy Resource Guide for British Columbia
Authors: Literacy BC
This Family Literacy Resource Guide is intended to provide support and information to the many individuals and groups
involved in family literacy throughout the province of British Columbia.
Some examples of these individuals and groups are: family literacy practitioners, program administrators, school districts, teachers’ organizations, early childhood educators, libraries, colleges, family resource programs, government ministries, funders and evaluators.
This Resource Guide reflects the philosophies, principles and realities of the diversity of family literacy programs in the province and provides useful guidelines for development, delivery and evaluation of programs.
The Family Literacy Resource Guide was, in part, adapted from the BC Framework of Statements and Standards of Best Practices in Family Literacy
This is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.
The authors explain that Essential Skills are transferrable across jobs and help people adapt to change in the workplace and in their lives. They offer examples of how each skill might be used in the workplace and offer suggestions for how an individual might improve that particular skill.
For instance, the skill of oral communication is important for giving and receiving instructions in the workplace. An employee might improve his oral communication skills by offering to lead the monthly staff meeting.
Series: In Our Own Words
Authors: Literacy Central Vancouver Island
This is the fourth collection of learner writings from Literacy Central Vancouver Island, formerly known as Literacy Nanaimo. It was launched on September 8, 2009, International Literacy Day.
The document includes a variety of personal memoirs, including one learner’s description of how he used his time in jail to start overcoming a long-time drug habit and another learner’s story of coming to Canada from Vietnam.
Other learners describe hobbies, noteworthy events, or relationships.
Series: In Our Own Words
This is the sixth collection of writings by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. The collection was officially launched on September 8, 2011, International Literacy Day.
The writings include both prose and poetry. Many learners wrote about people who have been important in their lives, while others described their experiences as new learners. Some learners wrote about places they have visited, or sports they have tried. One learner prepared a diary about her experiences as a member of the bowling team participating in the Special Olympics in Athens, Greece, in 2011.
Several learners are recent immigrants, and they shared stories about coming to Canada and adjusting to a new way of life.
The cover of the book features artwork by one of the learners in the program.
Writings by learners in the Interlake Adult Learning Association Project funded by National Literacy Secretariat