Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Workbook for Teens and Adults

Filling out forms is quite a challenge for many people. In response to this fact, I co-wrote a workbook to help adults and teens learn some of the ins and outs of forms. Helpful to literacy, upgrading, ESL, and high school students, the workbook is called Fill It In -- Working with Forms, For Aboriginal Students.

Having worked in adult literacy and upgrading programs for many years, both Christianna Jones and I were happy to produce this book, published by Ningwakwe Learning Press in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. The workbook contains how-to information, an extensive glossary, a practitioners' section, resources, and practice forms useful for those working in:
  • Literacy and Basic Skills Levels 1-3, as formulated by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Essential Skills Levels 0-1, as formulated by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
The book gives students practise using forms from all areas of life -- personal, school, and work. Here are a few of the sixteen forms found in the workbook:
  • Book Order
  • Fax Cover Sheet
  • School Photo Consent Form
  • Daycare Application
  • Application for Registration of a Child under the Indian Act
  • Housing Application
  • Online Change of Address
You can order Fill It In and many other resources for the Native literacy field from Ningwakwe Learning Press at http://www.ningwakwe.on.ca/ .


Maria Morrison said...

Hi Kate, Thanks again for your hard work on these projects.

Check out our new website and blog. http://firstnationliteracy.com/blog

Kate Thompson said...

Thanks, Maria. It felt, and feels, good to have been part of the project. I hope "Fill It In" is proving useful for adult learners. And the new website looks great! Thanks for stopping by on my blog and for your comment.