Authors: Calvin Coish
This series of six readers is based on the book The Hitch-Hiker, published in 1995. These readers provide a closer look at Newfoundland and Labrador. Each book begins with a Vocabulary listing the new words that learners might have difficulty pronouncing, and ends with a series of Questions to test comprehension and then topics For Discussion and Study. The series comprises:
Book 1 - Western Newfoundland ISBN 0-9682905-0-7 (bk. 1)
Book 2 - Labrador ISBN 0-9682905-1-5 (bk. 2)
Book 3 - Central Newfoundland ISBN 0-9682905-2-3 (bk. 3)
Book 4 - Eastern Newfoundland ISBN 0-9682905-3-1 (bk. 4)
Book 5 - South Coast ISBN 0-9682905-4-x (bk. 5)
Book 6 - Avalon Peninsula ISBN 0-9682905-5-8 (bk. 6)
Series: Yearbook – HCLN
The Halifax Community Learning Network is a community-based adult learning program. The program's 2008 yearbook includes messages from various individuals associated with the program and the writings of students from the program. In this collection, you will find stories of hope and dreams, loss and learning. The title Beauty Galore,comes from a poem by one of the adult learners in the program.
Authors: Pat Neuman
This is an easy-to-read book written with adult learners in mind. The story is about a family in Mexico, the loss of a family member, and a treasured blanket. Following the story, there are learning activity worksheets.
Adult Learners' Stories: What Literacy Means to Their Lives
A large volume of Learners' stories from all across Canada, created by the MCL's Learners Advisory Network. LAN members felt that true stories from learners would make literacy 'come alive' for the politicians who read them, and presented the book at Parliament Hill on Literacy Action Day, October 25th, 2001
Series: Working Lives
This is the fourth in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.
A literacy & life skills program for women in conflict with the law
In 1998, a program was undertaken by the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, with the collaborative support of numerous community-based agencies and organizations. This program was especially designed for women who were in, or at risk of being in, conflict with the law. The program focused on an integrated literacy and life skills approach to learning, with a commitment to participatory approaches to education from a feminist perspective.
The program had three Phases: Phase One, research and the development of a conceptual framework, was conducted in 1998-1999; In Phase Two, the framework was tested through four program pilots held in Edmonton in 1999-2000; Phase Three began in September 2000 with the goal of integrating literacy skills into an already-existing life skills program.
This curriculum guide is a sequel to the curriculum developed in Phase Two. It is a record of selected Changing Paths program activities from September 2000 to June 2002.
Authors: Sheelah Demetre
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?
The book is illustrated by Lesli Knoll and Teresa Popovich. At reading level 4, the work is a joint project of the following Laubach Literacy of Canada-Quebec Councils: Chateauguay, Gaspesie, Laurentian, Quebec City, RECLAIM, South Shore, St. Francis, Western Quebec and Yamaska.
An Exercise Workbook
The Companion to SARAW (Speech Assisted Reading and Writing) was developed for an expressed need, to expand the SARAW program's capabilities within the framework of the computer program. With the READ section of SARAW being an untapped wealth of learning opportunities, the stories from READ were taken and from them Directed Reading and Thinking Activities were created. The same stories were also used to develop basic grammar exercises. Finally, a chapter was designed specifically for volunteer tutors and instructors that includes specific activities that could be done using different sections of the SARAW program. The ultimate goal of this publication is to make learning as easy and interesting as possible.
For more information on this material, contact the Neil Squire Foundation, Suite 100, 2445 13th Ave., Regina SK S4P 0W1, Tel. (306) 781-6023, Fax (306) 522-9474. This material can also be downloaded from the Neil Squire Foundation Website, at http://www.neilsquire.ca or from the NALD website at : http://www.nald.ca/CLR/saraw/cover.htm (00.05.24)