BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 3

Shantel Ivits

This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. For students using this program in a self-paced format, there are audio clips embedded throughout the course pack. These clips narrate the denser sections of text. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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Book Description

This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack.

Each unit begins with a lesson related to Skills and Strategies for Learning”, and continues with a reading strategy; a word attack strategy; exercises for identifying subject, main idea, details, and sequence; a grammar rule; and finally, writing conventions. This course pack makes use of a number of graphic organizers to help students order their thoughts in a visual way. For students using this program in a self-paced format, there are audio clips embedded throughout the course pack. These clips narrate the denser sections of text.In the appendix, there are rubrics tailored to score each of the writing tasks assigned at the end of each chapter. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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About the Author

Shantel Ivits is an instructor in the Basic Education Department at Vancouver Community College, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Shantel has designed curricula for the National Film Board of Canada, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, and many community-based projects. Over the past decade, they have taught in literacy programs, Read more »