Literacy Online Learning and Teaching Resources

Literacy Online Learning and Teaching Resources
 
1.      English Express Newspaper Online http://eae.alberta.ca/englishexpress/
 
The English Express is an Alberta literacy online newspaper resource that has news stories, human interest stories, recipes, word games and cartoons for low literacy readers.
Teaching Notes that go with some of the articles are provided for teachers’ and tutors’ use.
 
2.      Best of the Reader http://bestofthereader.ca/
 
This website contains a collection of low-literacy short story e-books on a variety of topics. The website also provides a synopsis of each downloadable book, so readers can decide which one they'd be interested in reading, and a Best of the Reader Teacher’s Guide.
The website also provides a synopsis of each downloadable book, and a Best of the Reader Teacher’s Guide.
 
3.       Employment and Social Development Canada http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/les/profiles/index.shtml
 
This website describes what Essential Skills are for the workforse as well you are able to assess your essential skills.
 
4.      The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation http://www.grammarbook.com/english_rules.asp
 
This website provides a quick online reference for common grammar and punctuation questions. The answers are plain language, and supported by examples. This is a good reference tool for tutors and teachers.
 
 
This website provides interactive exercises, with sound, in key areas of adult life, such as using an ATM machine, checking a receipt, completing a job application, and other daily activities.The website also provides links to Math Basics, Internet Basics, Job Development, Career Development, Email Basics, Reading, and Money activities.
 
6.    Canadian Literacy and Learning Network http://www.literacy.ca
 
This national literacy website provides information and resources for literacy professionals, including tutors, and literacy learners. The learner section provides links to find a literacy program locally in any province across Canada, learner resources, self-assessment tools, and literacy learner stories.
 

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