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Literacy Resources

Library Resource Centre

The Library houses a collection of over 4,000 titles and is the most extensive adult literacy collection in the province of Alberta.

Material for students, tutors and those in various programs is available. Our collection includes workbooks, tutor assisted resources, fiction and nonfiction material assessed for various reading levels.

Material is free for all students, tutors, and those utilizing our programs. Please call to make an appointment if you would like to visit our Centre.

Library hours are:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free Downloads

Workplace Family Literacy

Helping Families Learn is Everyone's Business: A Practitioners' Guide to Family Literacy in the Workplace Quick-load pdf
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Helping Families Learn is Everyone's Business: A Employers' Guide to Family Literacy in the Workplace Quick-load pdf
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Family Literacy Tip Sheets

Literacy Begins at Home Brochure (pdf)

Family Literacy Programs in Alberta 2010 (pdf)

Family Literacy Program Update Form (pdf)

Radical Reader Maze Game (pdf)

Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network - Handbook of Language and Literacy Development: A Roadmap from 0 to 60 Months

National Literacy Trust - Talk to Your Baby and other resources for parents and caregivers

Literacy Resources Available for Purchase

To order any of these resources, please download an order form and mail or fax it to the Centre for Family Literacy; by email - scan your completed form and email it to us at Listed prices do not include shipping and handling.

We accept Visa, MasterCard or cheques. Please make cheques payable to Centre for Family Literacy.

Growing Into Literacy -- Growth Chart
Developed by the Centre for Family Literacy

The growth chart summarizes the literacy milestones that children go through.

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Foundations in Family Literacy (2009)
Developed by the Centre for Family Literacy in collaboration with experts in their field from across Canada

A systematic and comprehensive approach to professional development in family literacy for all levels of leadership, from executive directors and board members, to frontline supervisors and facilitators. Together, these six books reflect the complex range of knowledge and skills required by those who work with families for whom literacy may be a challenge.

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Complete set (6 books) $99.00
(sorry, sold in sets only)

Literacy Tutor's Guide
Developed by the Centre for Family Literacy

This definitive guide to adult literacy tutoring captures the skills and strategies necessary to empower tutors for success.

Class set of 20 $100.00
(sorry no individual copy orders)

Linking 1-2-3 and A-B-C: All About Numeracy and Literacy (2007)
Developed by the Centre for Family Literacy with Beverley Kula

Adults and children will both benefit from the addition of numeracy activities to family literacy programs. This manual provides information and support for early numeracy development to parents, and to the caregivers and early education specialists who support them in this role.

1+ copies (each) $25.00

Literacy Happens: A Resource Manual for Community Literacy Awareness Training (2002, revised and reprinted 2007)
by Ruth Hayden, Ph.D. and Maureen Sanders, M.Ed.

Provides the background information needed to present literacy awareness workshops to a range of audiences, and includes information on emergent literacy, family literacy and adult literacy. However the manual focuses on workshop delivery and contains prototype workshops with overheads and handouts.

1+ copies (each) $25.00

First Steps: A Resource Handbook on Oral Language and Literacy Development for Caregivers  (2003)
by Ruth Hayden, Ph.D. & Maureen Sanders, M.Ed.

Caregivers have a great influence on what and how the children in their care learn. This handbook provides many resources to assist in increasing language and literacy opportunities within the childcare setting. These opportunities reflect what happens in family life rather than the more formal instruction of school.

1 - 10 copies (each) $15.00
11+ copies (each) $10.00

Pathways Sourcebook (2002)
Researched by Ann Goldblatt and Jan McBean

A guide for family literacy coordinators and facilitators to attract parents into community programs.

1+ copies (each) $10.00

Testing the Balance (1996)
by Maureen Sanders, Susan Devins, Marg Reine and Grace Wiebe

An excellent resource to aid in the management of volunteer tutor programs.

1+ copies (each) $10.00

Meeting Challenges (1991)
by Maureen Sanders

A useful resource with case studies and teaching ideas for programs that work with adults with developmental disabilities.

1+ copies (each) $6.00

Songs, Stories & Rhymes that Bind CD (2005)

Contains a selection of traditional and modern songs, stories and rhymes for families to learn and share. A resource for family literacy/early childhood program facilitators who wish to expand their repertoire.

The CD includes a 12-page booklet of tickle, bouncing and action songs and rhymes.

1+ copies (each) $5.00
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