Series: Little Chefs Program
This is another lesson plan in the Little Chefs series, a literacy-based cooking program for children and adults. Each Little Chefs unit includes a book and a recipe linked to the theme of the book, as well as crafts, rhymes and activities. The starting point of this lesson plan is the picture book “The Rainbow Fish,” by Marcus Pfister.
The plan includes instructions and materials lists for games and crafts, as well as a recipe for a snack that children can make.
Series: The New Start Reading Series
Authors: Lee Sheridan
Story from The New Start Reading Series
Lee recalls growing up as a sharecropper`s son during the 1930s. He speaks movingly of bigotry, his great grandmother`s love. and how he become a top-ranked Canadian boxer.
Authors: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)
In the spring of 2010, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a project to increase employer awareness of Essential Skills (ES) and to provide guidance for implementing ES upgrading within their organizations.
Key objectives included promoting the value of ES within the context of apprenticeship; supporting employers who employ apprentices as they learn more about ES; and conducting a series of “webinars” to provide opportunities for employers to increase awareness and learn a step-by-step approach to implementing ES upgrading.
The results of the project suggest that employers, although aware of the need for strong Essential Skills in employees and apprentices, often hesitate to integrate skills upgrading programs until they can see the direct impact on their organization. The authors call for continued efforts to raise employer awareness of the benefits of ensuring all apprentices possess the required levels of ES proficiency.
CAF is a national organization guided by a board of directors that includes representative from business, labour, education, and provincial/territorial apprenticeship boards.
Authors: YMCA Canada
Reading is the most important skill children must master if they are to succeed in school and later in life. The YMCA has developed this booklet to help parents raise children who enjoy reading. The information in this booklet reinforces the vital parent or adult-child relationship, and supports children’s ability to read for fun and to become lifelong learners.
This booklet offers ways to encourage children to read by exploring the following eight developmental needs through the lens of children’s stories: support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. Following a brief description of each need, the question "How can I raise a reader?" is discussed and a set of books is suggested for reading.
Series: How To Kit
Authors: Katie Randall
In 2011, Lachlan MacLean of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories approached the NWT Literacy Council with a proposal for a fundraising project: a car rally that would take him around one-third of the world, from England to Mongolia. This how-to kit uses the Rally for Literacy as the basis for activities designed to strengthen Literacy and Essential Skills.
Activities include researching one of the countries along the rally route; using critical thinking skills to decide what to pack for the trip; planning meals using limited ingredients and minimal equipment; and writing a story based on photographs from the trip.
The author has also included a list of travel-themed books for young readers.
This document was published in time for NWT Literacy Week 2012, observed during the last week of September. The theme for 2012 is “Lifelong Learning: It’s a Trip!”
Authors: Elyse Schwartz
This website review from CONNECT features Randall's Listening Lab. This site allows learners to listen to and read a variety of conversations and texts. Each text is followed by a quiz.
A Resource manual for literacy programs and teachers of young children
Authors: Kingston Literacy & Skills
The Reading And Parents Program (RAPP) was designed to encourage family literacy and help parents support the development of their children’s literacy skills. Program materials can be adapted to produce packs that are suitable for lending to families who have children aged from birth to eight years.
The RAPP pack contains a children’s book; reading, language and math hints; a craft idea; poetry; and activity sheets, all relating to the theme of the book. The book is returned with the pack folder, but the family keeps the rest of the material.
This edition of RAPP focuses specifically on cultural diversity. While the material has been written to be easily understood by parents for whom English is a second language, it is still suitable for all families.
The authors have included the list of books on which the activities are based, along with tips for preparing the packs and running the program.
Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
In this video tutorial, the instructor explains the concept of ratio and proportion, describing it as simply comparing one thing to another. It can be written as a fraction or as two numerals separated by a colon.
For example, if the recipe for a salad dressing calls for vinegar and oil in a ratio of 2:5, the cook could use two tablespoons of vinegar and five tablespoons of oil. If the cook decided instead to use six tablespoons of vinegar, then he would have to use 15 tablespoons of oil to maintain the proportion of the ingredients called for in the recipe.
The instructor also shows how ratio and proportion can be applied to scaling a diagram, using as an example two triangles that are supposed to be proportional.
Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
This video tutorial provides an opportunity for learners to practise solving problems involving ratio and proportion.
The tutorial includes three problems. Learners can pause the video, solve the equations on their own, and then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.
Two of the problems involve working with numbers, while the third requires the learner to calculate the length of one side of one rectangle in order to make it proportional to another rectangle.
This document is the result of a project undertaken by the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA) of Nova Scotia. The project was designed to promote adult learning by the sharing of success stories of adult learners.