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|1-Language: Memory and Match||Classroom Resources||
This site has several memory games matching picture with word to picture with word. This particular site seems more adult based than others because the image is a piece of art.
|ABC LIFE Literacy Canada||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
This foundation is Canada’s private-sector voice championing adult literacy. ABC Canada advocates for awareness of literacy and numeracy issues in Canada. This site has sections on adult literacy, family literacy, and workplace literacy, as well as an up-to-date directory of local literacy programs.
|Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy||Online Library||
This article summarizes existing research and relates it to adult who are learning English at the same time as learning to read and write for their first time. It lists best practices for working with this population. Published 2010.
|Adult ESL Literacy Programs and Practices: A Report on a National Research Study||Online Library||
This article describes promising practices in the field of ESL literacy, including making meaning through the life experiences, looking at language and learning in context and ensuring that learning is meaningful and relevant. Published 1992.
|Adult ESL Literacy Resource Survival Guide for Instructors||Classroom Resources||
This guide provides practical tips about what to do in specific classroom situations. Some examples of classroom situations include creating community, teaching reading and writing in multi-level classes and promoting self-esteem. There is a chapter on using the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners to guide formative assessment. Published 2004.
|Adult Learning Activities||Classroom Resources||
This website is part of the California Distance Learning Project. It contains short stories on a number of topics related to life skills, the workplace, the community, science and technology, and nature. The readings include audio (some with video), vocabulary practice, and comprehension questions. Some stories may be useful for Phase III learners.
|Adventures at Arlington Hills||Online Library||
This site is a blog for learners at Arlington Hills in Minnesota. These are ESL literacy learners and much of the blog is about their community garden. It is an inspriration for classroom ideas and creating learners generated texts.
|Alberta CLB Assessment Centres||Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks||
CLB Assessment Centres are responsible for conducting the CLB Assessments. They look for signs that a learner has literacy needs.
|Alberta Occupational Profiles||Supporting LIFE||
Alberta Learning Information Services provides over 500 Alberta Occupational Profiles, which include details about specific duties, working conditions, salaries and educational qualifications.
|All Kids Have Dreams: Immigrant Youth in Greater Forest Lawn||Online Library||
All Kids Have Dreams is one of the outcomes of the Youth Matters Multicultural Project launched in Calgary by Aspen Family and Community Network Society.