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.
This book was the idea of inmates in the Literacy Program at Brandon Correctional Institution. They wanted to produce a booklet that was meaningful to themselves and hopefully, to other people who have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs.
Series: Community Writing and the Arts
Authors: Centre for Literacy of Quebec
When the Centre for Literacy and Blue Metropolis (a local literary festival in Montreal) teamed up in 1999, 'Grassroots: Writing in the Community' was born. The stories and poems read that day are shared in these pages, along with background on the groups.
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.
The stories and pictures for this storybook were created and compiled by the Basic Education Literacy Class of SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This book was created in the spirit of fun and in support of Family Literacy.
For information : Larry Crook, Program Instructor, SIAST Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5, Tel. (306) 933-7735, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org or Rod Goertzen, Literacy Coordinator, Tel. (306) 933-8372, E-mail : email@example.com
The book is available online at : http://www.nald.ca/CLR/dragons/cover.htm (01.02.28)
Authors: Louise Tunstead
Eleventh Child is about a remarkable woman who first became a homemaker and then a newsmaker. Louise Tunstead shares her family album, and the ups and downs of growing up during the depression and war years and becoming a mother and a foster parent. Eventually, she and her husband become news as they take on politicians and property owners, and succeed in establishing a foster home in a residential neighbourhood.
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.
This publication is a compilation of fascinating stories related by students of the TAGS project of Newfoundland. The students have a common bond: They face many tough, personal decisions in the coming months and years. Their stories are told in their own words. While some changes have been made to grammar and syntax throughout the book, many words and statements are unchanged, complete with grammatical errors and unique Newfoundland words and expressions. In most cases, the real names are used.
Chapter 1 Helping each other
Chapter 2 Making sacrifices
Chapter 3 Believing in something
Chapter 4 Planning a future
Chapter 5 Running a business
Chapter 6 Courage to go back
Chapter 7 Positive attitude
Chapter 8 Following a dream
Chapter 9 The rubber boots story
Chapter 10 Against all odds
Chapter 11 Good years ahead
Chapter 12 Twenty-six credits in seven months
Chapter 13 A second chance
Chapter 14 Years of desire
Chapter 15 Never too late
Chapter 16 Fixing his mistakes
Chapter 17 From outport to city
Chapter 18 Support and encouragement
Chapter 19 Learning at his own pace
Chapter 20 Taking responsibility
Chapter 21 Short-term pain, long-term gain
Address all inquiries to: Cal Coish, Project Co-ordinator, Literacy Outreach Centre, Central Newfoudland Regional College, P.O. Box 745, Grand Falls - Windsor, NF A2A 2M4 . Tel.: (709) 489-4844 or 489-3064. Fax: (709) 489-2277 . (97.04.21)
AThis collection of stories by learners was written to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Rabbittown Learners Program. These stories have been written by past and present learners and not only tell of their interests, but their life experiences and their struggles with trying to cope with little or no education. While some corrections have been made to grammar throughout the book, most words and grammar have been left unchanged, leaving you the reader with their real stories.
To order a copy of this publication, contact Rabbittown Learners Program, P.O. Box 8660, St. John's NF A1B 3T7, Tel. (709) 579-6033, Fax (709) 579-8738. The booklet is available online on NALD, on Canadian Literacy Resources. (98.09.28)
Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture
Authors: Helen Woodrow
Finding Lost Luggage by Helen Woodrow is a story in the book Wayfering Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture, it is a collection of writings by ABE instructors and students in Newfoundland brought together for a "language awareness project", designed to explore attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about language and the teaching of language.
Even in the book's earliest stages, the concept of wayfaring, travelling close to the ground, was prominent as a metaphor for the literacy we need inside classrooms, and inside ourselves.
This is also a useful contribution to the literature of practitioner research and inquiry.