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Literacy plays key role in crime prevention among first nations - Vancouver Sun

Literacy plays key role in crime prevention among first nations - Vancouver Sun | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Literacy plays key role in crime prevention among first nationsVancouver SunAfter passing out from a cocktail of pills, Sally awoke to find her friend dead beside her.
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Is Handwriting an Important Part of Language and Literacy Instruction?

Is Handwriting an Important Part of Language and Literacy Instruction? | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Is handwriting an important part of a child's education or can it be replaced with keyboarding without any negative ramifications? (RT @Lemons4Literacy: Is Handwriting an Important Part of Language and Literacy Instruction?
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Poor literacy an obstacle to justice - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Poor literacy an obstacle to justice - TheChronicleHerald.ca | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Poor literacy an obstacle to justiceTheChronicleHerald.caWhatever the reason, it's clear that the number of people handling their own cases in family court is growing — and many of them lack the literacy skills to properly complete the paperwork...
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Adults get literacy boost in Sault - Sault Star

Adults get literacy boost in Sault - Sault Star | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Adults get literacy boost in SaultSault StarCarson points to statistics from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey that found 14.6% of working-age adults have trouble with even the most basic written materials.
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Why a literacy awareness campaign needs to engage youth

Why a literacy awareness campaign needs to engage youth | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
If you are putting together an literacy awareness campaign, whether it focuses on adult literacy or any other kind of literacy (numeracy, financial literacy, health literacy, technology literacy......
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Study claims iPad helps rise in literacy for kindergarteners | MacNN

Study claims iPad helps rise in literacy for kindergarteners | MacNN | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
A study conducted in Auburn, Maine suggests that the iPad may be able to improve literacy rates among kindergarten students, notes The Loop.
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Literacy Resources - Frontier College - Canadian Literacy Organization

Literacy Resources - Frontier College - Canadian Literacy Organization | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
We believe that literacy is a fundamental right. Frontier College provides access to this right by reaching out to people across Canada, responding to their learning needs and encouraging lifelong learning.

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Language learners are 'core' concern - The Guardian

Language learners are 'core' concern - The Guardian | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The GuardianLanguage learners are 'core' concernThe Guardian"If you look at the standards in grades six through to 12, there's absolutely no accommodations in them for students who are learning to read, write and develop vocabulary in English,"...
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Mrs. Watson's 2/3 Class » Literacy Day

Mrs. Watson's 2/3 Class » Literacy Day | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
New blog post: Literacy Day: Today we celebrated Literacy Day with the whole school. We were divided into four d...
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Goodbye, state funding for California libraries | KALW

Goodbye, state funding for California libraries | KALW | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The bad news is that state funding for California libraries has been completely eliminated.
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That's a lot of learning! - Royal Gazette

That's a lot of learning! - Royal Gazette | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
That's a lot of learning!Royal GazetteIn January an English class of Saltus' senior SGY2 students learned how to read all over again. The students were given the task of creating an infant's book, but had to learn how young children learn to read!
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Literacy takes centre stage -

Literacy takes centre stageAntigua ObserverST JOHN'S, Antigua – The importance of Literacy in one's overall development was re-emphasised on Tuesday during the opening of the fourth annual National Literacy Festival which opened at the multipurpose...
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Literacy program helps non-English speaking families - The Tennessean

Literacy program helps non-English speaking families - The Tennessean | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Literacy program helps non-English speaking familiesThe TennesseanWhen Lucia Morales came to the United States five years ago from Mexico, she couldn't speak English.
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North Korean refugees in Toronto carry burden of fear

North Korean refugees in Toronto carry burden of fear | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Toronto StarNorth Korean refugees in Toronto carry burden of fearToronto StarThe fear that propelled the women to flee the brutality of their homeland clings to them as refugees in Toronto, terrified their freedom in Canada will mean death to family...
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STOP Bill C-31: A law against refugees

To get more info about Bill C-31, go to http://www.ccrweb.ca/en/refugee-reform To send a message to a Canadian MP, go to http://www.amnesty.ca/protectrefugee... (RT @NRK_NDN: RT @nooneisillegal: Share this video to stop the Refugee Exclusion Act #cndpoli...
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60% of inmates below literacy level - National - Farming Life

60% of inmates below literacy level - National - Farming Life | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Almost two-thirds of prisoners are unable to write or do sums properly, a report revealed.
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News Literacy Project helps students sort fact from fiction in the digital age | eSchool News

News Literacy Project helps students sort fact from fiction in the digital age | eSchool News | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The News Literacy Project (NLP) is a national educational program that taps experienced journalists to help middle and high school students “sort fact from fiction in the digital age.” (News Literacy Project helps students sort fact from fiction in...
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Making Accordian Books | ESL Literacy Network

Making Accordian Books | ESL Literacy Network | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The ESL Literacy Network is an innovative website that responds to the needs of Learners with Interrupted Formal Education (LIFE) and addresses the professional development needs of ESL literacy practitioners in Alberta.
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Grass roots marketing for ESL: Success story

Grass roots marketing for ESL: Success story | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
People often ask me if brochures are an effective way to market a language or literacy program. My answer is always the same: It depends.

I am a huge fan of technology. I love social media. I te...
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Developing Oral Vocabulary

Developing Oral Vocabulary | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The ESL Literacy Network is an innovative website that responds to the needs of Learners with Interrupted Formal Education (LIFE) and addresses the professional development needs of ESL literacy practitioners in Alberta.
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How Do We Learn to Read Silently?

How Do We Learn to Read Silently? | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
How Do Children Learn to Read Silently?Newswise (press release)But when that same child reads silently, it's much harder to measure how much she is reading –– or understanding.
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Refugee settlement services lack access to trauma counselling

Refugee settlement services lack access to trauma counselling | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
Each year, an average of 30,000 asylum seekers cross into Canada seeking refugee status.
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Minister says young 'should always be reading' - Yorkshire Post

Telegraph.co.ukMinister says young 'should always be reading'Yorkshire PostSCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb said that children should “always have a book on the go” as he announced plans for a new national reading competition.
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Ready to Read | ESL Literacy Network

Ready to Read | ESL Literacy Network | Literacy--resources, ideas and inspirations | Scoop.it
The ESL Literacy Network is an innovative website that responds to the needs of Learners with Interrupted Formal Education (LIFE) and addresses the professional development needs of ESL literacy practitioners in Alberta.
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