Authors: Michael Eden Reynolds, Joanna Lilley, Khâ sha, Ann MacDonald, Jamella Hagen, K. J. Munro, Larry Bagnell, Patricia Robertson, Christine Hakim, Joe Zucchiatti, Erling Friis-Baastad, Clea Roberts
This document was published by the Yukon Literacy Council (YLC) to launch a seasonal literacy campaign featuring the work of 12 local poets. During the campaign, which ran from November 30 to December 21, 2012, the poems were read on the local radio station and appeared in the local newspaper.
Members of the public were encouraged to download a poem to post at home and work, then let the YLC know by email or via Facebook that they had done so. They then had an opportunity to win prizes.
The 12 poems in the collection showcase a variety of styles and themes, though many of them reflect the experience of living in Canada’s northern region.
Support Materials and Exercises
Series: Curriculum Project - English
This is one of a series of support modules intended for the use of adults improving their literacy skills. Each module is matched to objectives and teaching points outlined in the Basic Academic Upgrading Curriculum Plan (English) (BAU-ENG) and/or the Intermediate Academic Upgrading – English Curriculum Plan (IAU-ENG), both New Brunswick Community College documents.
This support module, with an emphasis on poetry, may be used with IAU-ENG 3.2: Reading Comprehension.
Authors: Donald W. McGlinchey
Writings by Donald Wayne McGlinchey - Published by the New Brunswick Committee on Literacy.
This illustrated book of poems was written by a learner in a literacy program and edited by Kathryn Hunt of The NB Committee on Literacy as part of a summer literacy project sponsored by Human Resources Development Canada and United Book Stores. The author, Donald Wayne McGlinchey of St. Stephen, New Brunswick , describes the rhythm and rhyme in poetry as “ an art that can calm the soul of mankind ”. Throughout his poems he has managed to convey his great love of music, nature and friends and the peace of mind they inspire within him.
To order, contact The New Brunswick Committee on Literacy, 88 Prospect Street West, Fredericton, NB E3B 2T8; Tel.: (506) 457-1227; Fax: (506) 458-1352; E-mail: email@example.com; http://www.nald.ca/nbclhom.htm (98.01.09)
Authors: Frontier College
For almost three years, Dani was a volunteer tutor in the Independent Studies program at Frontier College, where she acted as a classroom teaching assistant helping students in our three literacy classes to learn.
This is a tribute to Dani and a life well lived.
A Collection of Stories and Poems
Authors: Leona Grisé
A collection of stories and poems written by students in a Grade 10 English class at John Rennie High School and by adult students in an Adult Basic Education class at the Adult Education Centre in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Accompanying exercises (Checking Your Understanding, Working with Language, Activities) are also included.
Local People Remember War And Peace
This is a series of readers for adult literacy tutors and learners. It is a collection of the experiences of veterans, war brides and civilians who lived through the Second World War, and the years that followed. The people are originally from, or are living in the Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley area of Nova Scotia. Their stories have been adapted for the purposes of these publications. The materials are interesting and relevant for adults. Colour has been used throughout, and some humour.
The stories are in plain language and intended for Level 1 and 2 learners. An illustrated glossary is provided in a side bar to the text. Each Reader has a Workbook associated with it. The exercises are especially designed to test comprehension. They include some math and work with maps. The series is available online in the NALD Literacy Collection. For more information : Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley, Centre by the Sea, Site 3, Comp. 17, RR 1, Head of Jeddore, NS B0J 1P0, Tel. (902) 889-2243, Fax (902) 889-2253, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (02.01.18)
Derrick Tizzard loves writing. When his two children were small, he couldn`t read them a story. He could only tell them one that he made up in his head. Since he has gone back to school and learned to read and write, his dream finally came true. He hopes you enjoy his stories.
This book is a collection of short stories and poems written by a student at the Rabbittown Learners Program, Derrick Tizzard. The author shares stories of his past, his family, and his feelings with the readers. Stories includes, among others : Read me this book, Sir, please; Corey's Best Buddy; The Two Souls of Christmas and Silent Cry.
This resource is available in the NALD Literacy Collection. For further information on this resource, contact : Rabbittown Learners Program, P.O. Box 23022, Churchill Square, St. John's, NF A1B 4J9, Tel. (709) 579-6033, Fax (709) 579-8738, Email: email@example.com WWW : http://www.nald.ca/rtlphome.htm (01.09.19)
Series: Community Writing and the Arts
Authors: Centre for Literacy of Quebec
The 2001 Grassroots: Community Writing Workshop organized by The Centre for Literacy in collaboration with the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival focused on the homeless. There was discussion about street people who could not read or write well, and about talented writers and artists who find themselves homeless at some point in their lives.
In these pages, participants at the Blue Metropolis Festival and Community Writing Workshop are introduced and selections from the writings that they read or shared at the Festival are presented.