*Literacy Partners of Manitoba formerly Literacy Workers Alliance of Manitoba
Come Read With Me. A Family Literacy Program. Conference Materials. Regina, Saskatchewan. 1993. LPM TR IP COM
A collection of articles and resources regarding family literacy. Sections include: definitions and background; what do family literacy programs look like?; adult education principles, popular education, group processes; Family Literacy Programs Training Manual; issues in family literacy; facilitator resources; children's literature resources; facilitator read-alouds; reading strategies and theory; evaluation; and, parent handouts.
Keepers of the Earth: Native Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Saskatoon, SK.: Fifth House Publishers. 1989. LPM TR CD CAD
Written for children ages 5 to 12, this beautifully illustrated hard cover book, may easily be adapted for use with adults and family literacy work. The volume is composed of two parts, and a separate teacher's guide. The first part contains thoughts and suggestions for facilitating the use of stories and activities. The teacher's guide discusses the nature of the Indian myths, and cultures from which these stories come from. The second part uses stories as an introduction to subjects explored in the activities. Each story is followed by a summary and discussion section, while each activity is provided with procedures and materials needed to carry out the activity.
Keepers of the Animals: Native Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children. Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House Publishers. 1991. LPM TR CD CAD
Written in the same format as its predecessor Keepers of the Earth, this book is also easily adapted for use in family literacy. Using the approach of story telling and activities, this is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to become excited by and connected with animals, ecology, and the environment.
Learning Together: Family Literacy in Ontario. McCoy, Liza, and Trudy Watts. Kingston: Family Literacy Interest Group of Ontario, Kingston. 1992. LPM TR IP MAC c.1-4
This is a resource manual that has been written based on interviews with family literacy practitioners in Ontario, and describes what many of the different programs are doing. The volume contains a description of activities currently involved in family literacy programming; discussion of the key issues in family literacy; and profiles of family literacy programs. Resources related to the issues and activities discussed are also listed.
Literacy in Families Everywhere (L.I.F.E.): Models of family literacy that can be used in the home and the community. Tessier, Angela. Winnipeg: Literacy Workers Alliance of Manitoba*. 1994. LPM TR D SPA LIF
This practical guide to family literacy models includes units on: the importance of play, everyday literacy and language games, parents as reading partners, and family literacy in the wintertime.
The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth. Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House Publishers. 1991. LPM LM FP ML CAD
This is a compilation of twenty-four stories taken from Keepers of the Earth: Native Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Like the original, this soft cover edition is filled with creative illustrations and the stories will appeal to readers of all ages.
The READ CANADA Handbook. Fernandez, Philip and Lynn Bowring. Toronto: Frontier College Press. 1993. LPM TR R LAN REA
This handbook was written "for people like you who are interested in promoting the love of reading among Canadian children." It is based on the recent experiences of READ CANADA, Frontier College's award-winning children's literacy program, whose aim is to ensure that every child in Canada becomes a lifelong reader, and thus promotes the concept of a "book buddy" - someone to read aloud regularly with the child. It suggests that you pick and choose ideas from the booklet that will work in your community. This handbook is also accompanied by a video entitled "Reading For Life".