|literacy.ca||Volume 5, No. 2, Winter 2003|
From Grass Roots Press
The 2003 catalogue is now available from Grass Roots Press with a number of interesting new materials. Order your copy today by calling 1-888-303-3213 or find it online at www.literacyservices.com. Two new books will be of special interest to literacy researchers.
From Laubachs New Readers Bookstore
The New Readers Bookstore has a new Fall 2002/Spring 2003 catalogue with over 40 pages of current literacy resources. Order your print copy today (tel: 1-877-634-1980) or find it online at www.laubach.ca. One recent acquisition is a great tool in preparation for the General Education Diploma (GED).
GED Scoreboost focuses on the skills and strategies needed to pass the test. Three booklets concentrate on Mathematics, Writing (Essay and Multiple- Choice Strategies) and Thinking Skills (Strategies Across the Content Areas.) Workbooks are $8.95 each or sold in cheaper bulk packages.
Smart Steps for Literacy Organizations
Many literacy agencies are struggling with increased administrative demands. If you are, then Smart Steps to Organizational Excellence could be the resource for you. Published by Community Literacy of Ontario, this manual summarises the highly successful online workshops which were delivered in 2002. The five priority topics were selected by a field survey and include:
Canadas National Newsletter on Technology and Adult Literacy
The latest issue of Connect Newsletter is out. Connect provides literacy practitioners and students with information that will help them become more proficient at using todays technology found in schools, workplaces, and community resource centres across Canada. Research and curriculum information also helps literacy workers to use technology as an educational tool. It is hoped that readers will take an active role in sharing information about technology-related programs and resources. To subscribe (free for nonprofit literacy organizations!), view back issues or share your experiences, contact Diane McCargar at 613-239-2583 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.nald.ca/connect.htm.
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