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Series: Connecting to Workplaces
Authors: Jane Barber
The Chambermaid/Housekeeping Cleaner Demonstration LBS Level 3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a chambermaid/housekeeping cleaner.
It includes essential core skills chart, demonstrations, resources and other useful information.
This is one of ten booklets in a series entitled "Connecting to Workplaces". The other careers in the series include:
1- Security Officer LBS Levels 2/3
2- Pet Groomer LBS Levels 3/4
3- Hunting/Fishing or Recreation Guide Demonstration LBS Levels 2/3
4- Laundromat Operator Demonstration LBS Level 4
5- Taxi Driver Demonstration - LBS Level 3
6- Florist Assistant Demonstration LBS Level 3
7- Cashier Demonstration LBS Level 3
8- Forestry Worker Demonstration LBS Level 3
9 - Nanny/Caregiver Demonstration LBS Levels 2/3
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.
Levels 1 and 2
Benchmarks are points of reference that serve as a basis for evaluation or comparison. The Saskatchewan Literacy Network and Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment, recognizing the need for literacy benchmarks in their province, developed the Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Benchmarks Levels 1 and 2. These benchmarks, outlined in The Circle of Learning manual, have been developed by taking into consideration the needs of adult learners and practitioners; the objectives and values of various stakeholders; and the national, international, and Aboriginal resources currently available on literacy benchmarks. They are intended to be used in a variety of formal and non-formal learning contexts and communities.
Levels 1 and 2 Literacy Benchmarks have been designed to reflect adults' roles as family members, community members and workers. The intent is to go beyond those standards developed solely for academic disciplines. The Benchmarks for Levels 1 and 2 include learning outcomes for communications, numeracy, lifelong learning and interpersonal skills.
This booklet was written in clear language and is suitable for adult new readers at Reading level 3. Each chapter contains a list of new words that the learner should find in the dictionary. The publication is a joint project of the following Laubach Literacy of Canada-Quebec Councils: RECLAIM, Chateauguay, South Shore, Yamaska, St. Francis, Quebec City, Western Quebec and Laurentian.
It tells the story of Katie coming to Montreal, of making new friends and of discovering the Circus School. As well, there are also some Learning ideas that suggests activities for learners to do after reading the booklet.
This short story written by Joan Cawley and Ruth Diamond delves into the lives of two girls who just got out of training school for joining the Belman circus. It tells their story, about the people they meet and the lives of circus performers all set in different areas of Europe. It provides details about all aspects of circus life and has creative hand drawn images. It is appropriate for adult readers and is written in clear language.
Authors: Clear Language and Design (CLAD)
The acronym CLAD stands for Clear Language and Design. This clear-language thesaurus suggests simpler, plainer alternatives for a variety of relatively complex yet common English words. The more complex words are listed alphabetically on one side of a page and the plain-language suggestions are listed opposite them. This resource would be especially useful for anyone writing for an audience with a wide range of language skills or an audience with limited language skills and vocabulary. The plain-language alternatives would help ensure the writer's message is communicated clearly to all readers.
A Reader-Friendly Handbook
Authors: Literacy in Action
This is a handbook written in clear language about clear language.
Effective communication depends on a number of elements, including the use of language that is accessible to most people, and formatting that enhances the information and makes it easier to understand. In this clear language handbook, the authors present important reasons for choosing to write effectively and simply. They discuss readers and language levels and illustrate ways to simplify writing and organize information.
This handbook is divided into five chapters, which cover the following topics:
Chapter 1 - Writing for Everyone
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Chapter 3 - Clear Writing
Chapter 4 - Design and Formatting
Chapter 5 - Editing and Proofreading
Series: Essential Skills Training - LLEO
This curriculum has been designed for adults who want to strengthen their reading, writing, math, and other Essential Skills in preparation for an entry-level position or for further training in clerical work. It provides information and activities related to real work in the clerical field, as well as demonstration activities that can be included in a job application.
The curriculum contains sections for both the learner and the practitioner. The section for learners includes modules on thinking skills, documents and forms, record management, communication, and the workplace environment.
The practitioner’s guide offers suggestions for teaching the material, along with answer keys for the various learning activities.
The curriculum is suitable for a variety of learners, including those who are planning to enter the workforce for the first time; people who are changing careers; new Canadians who need to know more about the Canadian workplace; employees who are trying to improve their skills; and people who want to improve their Essential Skills.