Workplace Literacy

* Literacy Partners of Manitoba formerly Literacy Workers Alliance of Manitoba.

Crosswords and Wordgames for Workers. "From the Shop Floor" Series. A publication of the Metro Labour Education Centre. 1989. LPM TR W WOR CRO

This booklet of puzzles and wordgames has been generated out of workers' own stories, newspaper articles, Scrabble, special events, and holidays. Used as a teaching technique, these games can develop vocabulary, practice spelling, learn homonyms, antonyms, and synonyms. All of the exercises use content that is relevant to workers in several different fields.

Crosswords and Wordgames for Workers, Volume Two. "From the Shop Floor" Series. A publication of the Metro Labour Education Centre. 1992. LPM TR W WOR CRO

This second volume has more great games, including some with a political flavour, such as a puzzle called "Away with GST", and others geared for math and computer learners.

Employment Reading Skills Lab, Copy Master Package. Pyrczak, Fred, Randall Bruce, and J.P. Dunne. J Weston Walch Publishers, Portland, Maine. 1985. LPM TR W WOR PYR

This particular set of reproducible activity sheets are designed for individual student use, and comes with instructions on how to use the package. Units include: reading to locate a job, health and safety on the job, compensation and benefits, employees' rights, tables, charts, and graphs in the world of work, equipment operating instructions, business forms and correspondence, keeping a job. Each unit has a one page reproducible achievement test. The focus is on developing vocabulary-comprehension skills, and reading skills. Reading passages deal with crucial aspects of employment. The activities in this lab may also be adapted to whole group instruction.

Filling Out Forms. Stein, Wendy. Syracruse, NY: New Readers Press. 1986. LPM LS B STE

A handy resource to use with learners, this book not only provides a wide variety of forms, but comes with detailed explanations of how to fill out the forms. There are twelve lessons, each studying forms related to: personal data, social security, banking, on the job, driving, voting, credit and health, and insurance.

Form Filling Pack. Printed Resource Unit For Continuing Education, Leeds City Council Department of Education. LPM TR M TEA FOR

This package is composed of the different kind of forms that individuals may find themselves filling out in their everyday lives. The sample forms provided may be copied and used as practice exercises for learners.

Learning in the Workplace: Tutor Resource Guide. Nore, Gordon W.E., Sarah Thompson and Brent Poulton. Learning in the Workplace, Toronto: Frontier College. 1991.

This tutor resource guide is the result of a series of workshops designed to provide peer tutor training within several companies across Canada. It is intended to give the tutor an introduction to SCIL (Student-Centred Individualized Learning) and as a companion to training. It is an excellent companion to other Frontier College publications, such as The Right to Read, Tutor's Handbook for the SCIL Program, and It's About Learning. Sections include: The workplace: a learning environment; how adults learn; the basics of teaching. developing learning materials; and, evaluating the sessions.

Practicing Occupational Reading Skills. Stewart, Charles and Ellen Taylor. Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company. 1990. LPM TR W WOR TAY

A series of six student books and teacher's guide containing lessons that are self-explanatory and self-directed, so that learners can work independently. The lessons provide opportunities to improve basic reading skills while offering selections about job-seeking, tools, equipment, using manuals, and other occupation related materials. The books look at the following fields: automotive, business, carpentry, electronics, health, and machine trades.

WorkPlace Basic Skills: a teacher's guide for community-based literacy programs. Plett, Lynette. Winnipeg: Literacy Workers Alliance of Manitoba*. 1995.

The purpose of this guide is to "assist community-based literacy instructors with the planning, selecting, and teaching, of materials which their students will be required to use in the workplace." A series of lessons are found in each of the five units that make up this guide. The units cover: 1) understanding whole management structure of the workplace, 2) vocabulary, 3) practicing communication, 4) symbols and vocabulary of WEMS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), 5) documents-employee handbooks, eg. topics, vocabulary, and sentence structure. A unique section on communication skills has been developed for women in technical and vocational programs, and includes lessons on assertiveness. The resources in this guide can be used as exercises for students to work on.

Workplace Instructor's Handbook. Plett, Lynette. Winnipeg: Literacy Workers Alliance of Manitoba*. 1994. LPM TR W WOR PLE

Designed for use by instructors of Manitoba Workplace programs, this handbook suggests methods of assessment, implementation, and evaluation. Of interest to tutors are sections with sample lesson plans, course outlines, and learner objectives.

Reading Skills That Work. A Functional Approach for Life and Work. Book Two. Echaore - Yoon, Susan. Chicago: Contemporary Books.1991. LPM TR W WOR ECH bk. 2

Spelling and Vocabulary Lessons from the World of Work. Pyrczak, Fred. J. Weston Walch, Publisher. LPM TR W WOR PYR

Working Mothers. Understanding Words in Context. Steffens, Bradley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press Inc. 1989. LWAM LM SS C STE

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