Authors: Connie Belanger
This software review from CONNECT describes Mathematics Worksheet Factory. This software provides instructors with a resource for generating math worksheets.
Authors: Connie Belanger
This software review from CONNECT describes Mathville VIP. Mathville VIP is an interactive math program designed to reinforce basic math skills and apply them to real life situations. It focuses on measurement, spatial sense and patterns.
Lesson Plan 15
This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who need to be familiar with measurement systems used in Canadian workplaces. They are taught to estimate measurements in metric and imperial units and then to confirm more exact figures using conversion tables.
The lesson also focuses on the continued use of multiple measurement systems in Canada.
The lesson is rated CLB level 4-6 and focuses on the essential skills of numeracy and document use. It requires about 1.5 hours, plus time to do an online quiz.
Authors: Pat Powell
This manual was designed specifically to help both practitioners and First Nations learners get a broad picture of an individual’s learning ability. The exercises can be used as part of the processing of both assessing a student and developing a training plan.
The author has included a section on understanding Aboriginal values in order to create a safe and culturally supportive learning environment.
Other sections include exercises to help learners identify their own skills; determine what motivates them; understand what others expect of them; and identify barriers to success.
Authors: Tom Ciancone
This software review from CONNECT describes Measuring Up. This software provides learners with practice applying measurement to real-life contexts.
Authors: PEI Literacy Alliance
This guide, by and for learners, was developed in The Leadership for Learners project of the Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance. It explains the role of the chair, the agenda, minutes, making decisions, choosing a time and place, meeting guidelines, and more.
The brochure is available from the PEI Literacy Alliance, Box 400, Main Post Office, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4B4; Tel.: (902) 368-3620; Fax: (902) 368-3620; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The stories in this book were written by Mel Lively with the assistance of his tutor, Kim Hutchison. Mel joined the Workplace Education program at his workplace and is learning to read and write. These stories, mostly set in the 1960s, are from his years of working in the woods.
Learners and tutors may want to read Mel's Story as part of a literacy or upgrading program. Most of the stories in this book are at Levels II and III of the Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program.
Students for Students
Authors: Editor Neale, Gladys E.
This booklet is a collection of 18 writings by students. It is the result of a cross-Canada contest. It was hoped that this would be an incentive for new readers to practise their writing skills. It was also intended that the selections would provide suitable and interesting reading material for students. Three categories of writings are included: poetry, creative stories, and the experiences of students when learning to read and how much their achievements have meant to them.