Authors: Sir Sandford Fleming College
This learning activity is intended to teach a student how to use e-mail effectively and properly.
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)
Authors: Literacy Nova Scotia
Since 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has celebrated International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) with a writing contest that represents the culmination of a series of workshops held around the province. The contest is open to workshop participants, as well as learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language (ESL), seniors’, and workplace programs.
The contest has four categories, with a winner chosen for each one. The four winners are invited to read their submissions at a reception in Halifax.
This video features Earl Leslie, winner in the workforce development category. He reflects on how participating in academic upgrading and other programs gave him skills that proved to be invaluable not only in his workplace but also in his personal life.
Specifically, he talks about his work as a volunteer for a boys’ choir, which requires him to organize fundraising initiatives; arrange public performances; and maintain an inventory of uniforms.
He has also helped coordinate workplace education programs that focus on communication skills.
Authors: Connie Belanger
This software review from CONNECT describes Easy Writer. Easy Writer provides writing and grammar practice for mid to high level learners.
Authors: Diane McCargar
This book review from CONNECT features Computer Basics 2000 by Brian O'Rooney. This computer guide covers using a mouse, the Windows desktop, word processing, file management, the Internet and e-mail.
Authors: Lillis Lawrence
Thie book entitled "Eat Right and Save Money" is a plain language guide to healthy eating and includes the Cree translation. It was first published in 1996 with the Plain Language Nutrition Project and was subsequently reprinted and revised to incorporate the new Canada Food Guide.
The contents include:
- Northern Food Guide (Mech-i-win Kiskinota Musinuhikun);
- Feeding Your Unborn Baby (Kasamut Kichawasimis);
- Snacks for Growth (Mechiwinsa Opikiwin Oche);
- Feeding Baby (Awasis Kasumut);
- Breastfeeding (Nohawasawin);
- Bottle Feeding (Notwakun);
- Solid Foods (Mechiwina);
- Food Shopping (Mechiwin Atawewin);
- Shopping Tips;
- Menu Ideas;
- Grocery List; and
- End of Month Shopping.
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
The elders in our communities, who have stored more years of experience in their memories, are living books with more chapters than the young.
This booklet contains stories written by elders in the Northwest Territories. It is hoped that these stories will encourage more people to write their stories for others to enjoy and hope that these stories will encourage more sharing, listening and reading of stories from other “living books”.
Authors: Connie Belanger
This website review from CONNECT features the Education Webpage. This website provides instructors and learners with a variety of educational material at all levels.
This handbook for educators on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provides readers with basic information about this disorder. It has been organized to address the following topics:
- What is AHD?
- What causess ADHD?
- ADHD behavioural characteristics
- Positive characteristics
- Inefficient processing
- What really works for the ADHD student
- Quicks tios
- ADHD students in secondary school
- Where teachers can learn more (books, websites)
A Collection of Student Articles
Series: EEL Today
Authors: East End Literacy
East End Literacy is a community-based literacy organization in Toronto, Ontario. Its mission includes giving high quality instruction; helping people find and use the services they need; helping people get involved in their community; telling the public about the need for literacy programs, and; speaking out for Clear Language and Design in public communications.
This document contains a collection of articles written by East End Literacy students. The theme of these articles is either strong influences in one's life, or personal thoughts on the world today.