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 Reference Handbook and Resource Guide
Authors: Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM)
"Demystifying Adult Literacy For Volunteer Tutors: A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide" is a compilation of some of this background information gathered from a variety of different sources.
Each section ends with a list of references from which the information is obtained.
This Reference Handbook and Resource Guide is intended as a 'tool' for new and more experienced tutors, to provide background information about:
- literacy itself, how widespread it is and why;
- volunteer tutors - roles and responsibilities, and what personal characteristics are helpful in your role;
working with adult learners, what they need, how they feel;
- developing the tutor/learner relationship and learning program.
Also provided are: a glossary entitled "Are you literacy literate?" which outlines various types of literacy programs, and clarifies many common terms within the literacy field; and an extensive Annotated Bibliography of resources available through Literacy Partners of Manitoba.
Integrating Reading and Writing Skills with Effective Parenting
Authors: Elma Gerwin
The goal of this booklet is to share with other practitioners some of the curriculum ideas and activities arising from our own experiences in teaching parent literacy.
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)
Eager to Learn has been designed as a resource binder. The course modules can be used independently from the research findings in other sections. The literature review and focus group results provide interesting and unique perspectives on how to plan and deliver family literacy programs of all sorts, not just those meant for a teaching environment.
The Eager to Learn course has been based on the belief that enrollment in ABE gives adult learners the unique ability to co-learn with their children or other young persons in their home environment. This is also true, of course, for parents enrolled in support programs and community outreach services. The course has continuing education applicability to early childhood educators and day care operators
Educators, Trainers & Group Leaders can use this resource binder to:
Deliver an 8-16 week course on family literacy
Raise awareness of parents' skills as teachers
Enrich the curriculum of adult learners
Help train daycare workers & early childhood personnel
Resource Binder includes:
Review of Literature
Focus group comments by parents & instructors
Learning Modules (8)
The program was made possible through financial support from the National Literacy Secretariat. For more information or to order these materials, contact The Community Services Council R.E.A.D.Y. Centre, 365 Water St., 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 1191, St. John's, NF A1C 5M9, Tel. (709) 726-4335, Fax (709) 726-7327, Email Darlene Scott WWW : http://www.csc.nf.net/index.htm (99.12.22)
This manual chronicles the Lockeport and Area Family Learning Program`s experience in creating and implementing their family learning program.
It is designed for use by coordinators who wish to set up a family learning program in a rural area. Community services personnel and health outreach workers will also find this handbook helpful in understanding family literacy issues. The Handbook describes a family literacy program which was recently implemented in the rural Nova Scotia town of Lockeport. It provides a history of the program and a detailed description of the methods used by the program to attract learners and tutors. Additionally, it contains an outline of the methods used in this particular program to enhance family literacy.
A Guide to Family Literacy Partnerships
This guide is intended for anyone running a family literacy program or interested in starting such a program or others involved in family literacy. While it is best to read this guide in its entirety, each chapter is a stand-alone section. This guide provides information on the following topics:
- Definitions of family literacy
- Family literacy partnerships and programs
- Why partnerships work and why they don't
- How to develop successful partnerships in family literacy programs
- Early Years Centres in Ontario