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East End Literacy
and The Moment Project have also produced very reasonably priced reading
materials which combine photos and text. (See Resources on page 49.) As
important as it is for learners to produce their own stories and materials, it
is also important for them to be able to read new information, from other
sources, as part of the overall process of becoming independent readers and
3. Other activities
* Write, read or tell stories about transit problems, risks to
security, personal safety.
* Write, read or tell stories about transit successes.
* Make a guidebook or pamphlet about using public transit,
carpools or getting around your community.
* Research transit information - call for information, read
schedules, find out who already knows about public transit among the learners.
* Learn about drivers' manuals and how to get a driver's
* Find out about buying a car.
* Make stories and collages using pictures from magazines.
* If you have access to camera and film (and funds for photo
processing), learners may wish to create their own photo stories.
the Bibliography for complete listings.)
Materials for learners
Barndt, Deborah, Ferne Cristall and dian marino. Getting
There: Producing Photostories with Immigrant Women
Magy, Ronna. Stories from the Heart: A Reading and Writing
Book for Adults
Compiled writings from refugee and immigrant EAL
language learners in U.S. adult education programs.
New Start Reading Series. East End Literacy Press
Very easy books (often only one or two sentences per page) written by
learners at East End Literacy, Toronto.
Unda, Jean, et al. Our Lives
A compilation of stories
by Portuguese-speaking EAL students in Toronto. Vancouver Status of Women.
Vancouver and Lower Mainland Single Mothers' Resource Guide.
Clearly written and well-formatted guide covering housing,
childcare, welfare, education and training, legal assistance, support services,
free and cheap activities / goods.
Walls, Verna. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal,
Courage and Survival
Free to publicly funded institutions in B.C. The Westcoast
Reader is for adults "who are improving their English reading skills." Each
issue contains articles written at three levels of complexity, and also
includes excellent graphics and photos.
On Our Way. Wanda Huron, ed.
A plain English
newspaper for people "who want to improve their English reading skills." In
addition to articles written by staff, learner and tutor input is encouraged,
and each issue is devoted to a different theme.
Journal of Ordinary Thought
This journal "publishes
reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences.
It is founded on the propositions that every person is a philosopher,
expressing one's thoughts fosters creativity and change, and taking control of
life requires people to think about the world and communicate the thoughts to
others. JOT strives to be a vehicle for reflection, communication and change."
Voices: New Writers for New Readers
learners from around the world.