Literacy

Beginning Look at Canada, A

Beginning Look at Canada, A

A Beginning Look at Canada is a text for post-literacy to high-beginner ESL students who wish to learn about Canada while improving their reading skills. It is also useful for students in the secondary school system and as a supplementary text for adults preparing for Canadian citizenship. 

Seventy readings describe fundamental facts and concepts of Canada's geography, history, people, and government in an easy-to-understand, sequenced format. Each reading is accompanied by several exercises to check comprehension and to develop reading skills such as skimming and scanning for information, categorizing, and reading charts and maps. 

Features 

 

  • Open, accessible format supported by numerous maps and functional illustrations bolsters understanding. 
  • Key terms with glossary build vocabulary. 
  • Clear, simple sentence structure allows students to concentrate on meaning. 
  • Frequent comprehension exercises give practice and confirm learning.



Special features of the book 

  • Each of the four parts begins with a page of questions titled ?Get Ready,' which allow students to reflect on their prior knowledge of the topic as well as stimulate their interests before they read it. 
  • Each part ends with a glossary, in which key vocabulary words are defined. 
    The readings of each unit are composed of clear and simple sentence structures, accompanied by maps, pictures and charts, which give the beginning learners more visual aids. 
  • Each unit reading is followed by a number of different comprehension exercises including matching word to word meanings, multiple choices, filling in blanks, correcting false sentences, crossword puzzles and discussions, which reinforce learning and develop reading skills such as skimming and scanning for information, categorizing, and interpreting charts and maps. 
  • Has a large number of photographs, charts and maps 
  • The Teacher's Manual is available online, at no cost.

 

CAD $42.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9782761335515

Being Canadian - Student Book w/ Answer Key and CD

Being Canadian - Student Book w/ Answer Key and CD

Being Canadian, the third edition, is a book of readings that promotes language development and Canadian citizenship skills and knowledge. Using a topical approach, the book deals with the themes of social, cultural, and political history; physical and political geography; the structure of the parliamentary system and the electoral process; and the nature of the economy. These themes are similar to those found in Discover Canada, the citizenship study guide provided by the federal government. However, the material in this book is written at a level accessible to Canadian Language Benchmarks 3 to 7.

Being Canadian, the third edition 

  • Uses a content-based approach that enables students to acquire English through the use of a knowledge framework 
  • Includes sensitive issues and immigrant viewpoints 
  • Presents both positive and negative aspects of issues 
  • Encourages students to apply their knowledge and skills outside the classroom

The unique approach, engaging writing style, and quality of coverage combine to make the third edition of 
Being Canadian a language-learning experience students will enjoy while discovering more about Canada.

CAD $42.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9782761335508

Challenger 1: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 1: Adult Reading Series

Challenger is a controlled-vocabulary eight-level series specifically designed to guide students from the beginning stages of reading to the critical reading, writing and reasoning skills needed for the pre-GED/GED level.

Challenger 1:

  • Reading Level: Approx. Grade 1-2 

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CAD $20.70
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205681

Challenger 2: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 2: Adult Reading Series

 

  • Reading Level: Approx. Grade 2-3

 

CAD $20.70
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205698

Challenger 3: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 3: Adult Reading Series
  • Reading Level: Approx. Grade 2-3
CAD $20.70
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205704

Challenger 5: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 5: Adult Reading Series
  • Reading Level: Approx. Grade 5-6
Book by Murphy, Corea
CAD $20.70
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205728

Challenger 7: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 7: Adult Reading Series
  • Reading Level: Approx. Grade 6-7
Ready to ship
CAD $17.50
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205742

Challenger 8: Adult Reading Series

Challenger 8: Adult Reading Series
Ready to ship
CAD $17.50
ISBN/SKU: 
9781564205759

Step Forward Canada: 1 (Student's Book)

Step Forward Canada: 1 (Student's Book)

Step Forward Canada 1 uses real-life situations and everyday events to teach mature or adult ESL learners the building blocks of the English language. It is a four-skill book whose comprehensive, easy-to-navigate Table of Contents gives instructors a clear picture of the lessons and identifies where important language requirements will be taught throughout the text. 

The Table of Contents lays out the book's 12 units and identifies how the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) coincide with and enhance the material being taught in the classroom. The CLBs are the cornerstone for identifying the language levels of adult English learners in Canada. More specifically, they allow instructors a simple, streamlined means of evaluating the English proficiency of their students based on regulated benchmarks (that act as reference points). The CLB levels covered in Step Forward Canada Book 1 range from one to four (the most basic language levels); in total, however, there are twelve CLB levels, with higher levels being taught in more advanced texts.

The body of the text includes 12 units. Each unit has five lessons and a review section. The five lessons are: vocabulary, life stories, grammar, everyday conversation, and real-life reading. Each of the five lessons covers various CLBs using everyday situations, and each lesson is identified with CLB level for instructors' convenience.

Readership : Introductory level ESL text for mature or adult learners.

CAD $50.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780195426298
Publication Date: 
2007-12-07
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
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Step Forward Canada: 2 (Student's Book)

Step Forward Canada: 2 (Student's Book)

Step Forward Canada Book 2 uses real-life situations and everyday events to teach mature or adult ESL learners the building blocks of the English language. It is a four-skill book whose comprehensive, easy-to-navigate Table of Contents gives instructors a clear picture of the lessons and identifies where important language requirements will be taught throughout the text. 

The Table of Contents lays out the book's 12 units and identifies how the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) coincide with and enhance the material being taught in the classroom. The CLBs are the cornerstone for identifying the language levels of adult English learners in Canada. More specifically, they allow instructors a simple, streamlined means of evaluating the English proficiency of their students based on regulated benchmarks (that act as reference points). The CLB levels covered in Step Forward Canada Book 2 range from two to five; however, there are twelve CLB levels, with higher levels being taught in more advanced texts.

The body of the text includes 12 units. Each unit has five lessons and a review section. The five lessons are: vocabulary, life stories, grammar, everyday conversation, and real-life reading. Each of the five lessons covers various CLBs using everyday situations. For example, Unit four is titled "Looking for Work" and covers basic guidelines for ESL learners when job-searching, such as reading and understanding a job application, talking about education and work experience, and answering typical job interview questions. The lessons cover all four skills as they enable students to talk about required job skills (speaking), read and respond to a job ad (reading and writing), and ask and respond to interview questions (listening). Each of these valuable lessons are identified as different CLB levels throughout the footers of the book - footers which coincide with the Table of Contents - for instructors' convenience.

Readership : High-beginner level ESL text for mature or adult learners.

CAD $48.50
ISBN/SKU: 
9780195426311