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Integrating Essential Skills


We are pleased to announce the launch of "Integrating Essential Skills into Lesson Planning" on LLO Training Post. 

This introductory online course had been designed for literacy tutors, practitioners, trainers and tutor trainees. Participants complete a variety of activities in eight sections to learn more about four of the nine Essential Skills: Reading Text, Document Use, Writing and Numeracy. An activity on how to integrate Essential Skills into lesson planning is also included. The LLO Training Post is found at: http://laubach.alphaplus.ca/moodle1/login/index.php  This course was developed as part of "Integrating Essential Skills in Literacy Tutor Training,", a two year research project focused on incorporating Essential Skills into training for volunteer tutors across Canada. The primary focus of the research is to increase the use and understanding of Essential Skills in community-based literacy programs, and help volunteer literacy tutors learn how to integrate them into their lesson plans. This includes access to literacy tutors for training in Essential Skills and the development of tools to support the integration of Essential Skills into programming.

As part of this project, authentic materials from employment partners were collected to develop sample activities.  The activity booklet and the the final report are attached below. You can download any of these materials at no cost. If you would like a hard copy version of any of the below materials please contact LLO by phone, e-mail or mail. We would be happy to provide for you but will need to charge for materials, postage and our time.

"Intergrating Essential Skills into Literacy Tutor Training" was funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

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