This list of words was 'derived from a survey of 1,000 pre-primer, early, and first readers'. It consists of one and two syllable words, ranging in size from two to six letters. There is no instructor's guide.
Authors: The Labour Market Group
The Labour Market Group (LMG) is a not-for-profit organization, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, that promotes the development of a skilled and competitive workforce.
Each year, the LMG draws together data from a variety of sources to complete a Trends, Opportunities and Priorities report. In this edition of the report, the District of Nipissing and the District of Parry Sound are dealt with separately because of the significant demographic differences between the two districts.
For each of these districts, the authors have prepared an action plan that highlights priority workforce issues and sets out proposed partnerships and steps to deal with the issues.
The authors have also included a list of participants in the community consultation process and provided a glossary of terms related to the labour market.
Authors: Lisa Langille
This is a thesis submitted to Acadia University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Degree of Master of Education (Curriculum Studies). It discusses a study undertaken to explore how adult literacy educators perceive computer technology integration.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2010, this report summarizes the organization’s activities in the preceding year.
Among the highlights of the year were the development of a comprehensive directory of services and programs available in New Brunswick’s Aboriginal community; continuing work on a project designed to build capacity for family literacy; and the start of planning for LCNB’s first regional learning disabilities workshop.
In August 2010, the annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament raised more than $150,000 for literacy and Essential Skills programs and services in New Brunswick.
This report, presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in September 2011, includes a summary of activities for 2010-2011; a report from the organization’s president; a financial statement; and a message from the coalition’s honorary patron, writer Sheree Fitch.
Among the highlights of the year was the completion of the Building Capacity for Family Literacy Project, which included six round table sessions and two sessions involving conversations with parents.
In April 2011, the LCNB held its first writing contest. The theme, “Lifelong Learning: the Future of New Brunswick,” was chosen to tie in with International Adult Learners Week, April 2-9. Twenty submissions were received and prizes were awarded to five adult learners.
The year also included the first meeting of the Provincial Literacy Partners group, which is made up of representatives from the LCNB; the Fédération d'alphabétisation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FANB); the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD); and the Workplace Essential Skills and Community Adult Learning Programs of the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. The goal of the group is to ensure good communication among those working in the field of literacy and Essential Skills.
Series: LDAC Fact Sheet
If a child has difficulties in learning, early intervention can make a significant difference in his development. This fact sheet offers parents and teachers a quick guide to the areas of intellectual and social development children must master to become successful learners. The authors note that children who develop delays in any of the areas will benefit from comprehensive professional assessment.
The areas of development include perception; memory; listening comprehension and expressive language; reasoning; writing mechanics; social skills; maturation; and attention.
Authors: Glenda Lewe
This article provides advice to basic skills trainers on how to incorporate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles into the design and delivery of workplace education programs. The components of TQM as a management philosophy are introduced. The author makes the point that basic skills training can easily be overlooked in TQM training, but is in fact a necessary precursor of TQM training.
Series: LDAC Fact Sheet
This fact sheet offers caregivers and parents ideas for helping children develop the skills they will need when they start school.
The authors focus on play-based, hands-on activities, not formal education. The activities focus on numbers and math readiness; reading readiness; listening and sequencing; social skills; position and direction; motor skills; time; and learning about size, colours and shapes.
Series: Beyond Worksheets
Literacy practitioners across Ontario have continually requested more professional development and resources to support numeracy facilitation in their programs. Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) hosted the workshop, “Facilitating Numeracy: An Introduction,” developed and delivered by Tom Ciancone in August 2001. The purpose of the project was to develop an approach for contextualizing the teaching of numeracy in adult literacy and workforce literacy environments. This report uses an approach that sees numeracy as social practice and adopts a holistic way of learning.
The report is divided into eight chapters:
2. What are the numeracy needs of adults in literacy programs?
3. Developing an approach to numeracy
4. A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy: Propositions and Perspectives
5. Modelling Numeracy as Social Practice Through Holistic Learning
6. Adopting A Social and Holistic Approach
7. Direction Toward Adopting A Social and Holistic Approach
8. Next Steps for Adult Numeracy Practice in Ontario
Series: Beyond Worksheets
For the past several years, literacy practitioners across the province have continually requested more professional development and resources to support numeracy facilitation in their programs. In direct response to this request, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) hosted the workshop, “Facilitating Numeracy: An Introduction,” developed and delivered by Tom Ciancone in August 2001. The purpose of the project was to develop an approach for contextualizing the teaching of numeracy in adult literacy and workforce literacy environments. This report uses an approach that sees numeracy as social practice and adopts a holistic way of learning.