Publications of KL&S

To order or to learn more about these publications please contact Kingston Literacy & Skills at 613.547.2255. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Run Your Own Spelling Bee
Electronic Referral Guide
Reading and Parents Program (RAPP)
Training Incorporating Essential Skills – TIES
Family Literacy Today
Family Literacy Bookmaking Club
The Employment Highway
The Implications of Adult Literacy Practices in England for Adult Literacy Programs in Ontario
 


Run Your Own Spelling Bee

We always knew we had a winner on our hands with this event, but it wasn’t until 2004 that we developed our Bee in a Box Kit. This Kit, available for purchase, includes the infrastructure to hold a Bee as well as word collections for this event. Both the event title and the logo are trademarked. There are now many other organizations in the province running their own unique versions of the Bee.

If you would like more information about our Bee in a Box Kit, please or call 613.547.2012.


Reading and Parents Program (RAPP) – Resource Manuals for Literacy Programs, Family Resource Programs and Teachers of Young Children

The Reading and Parents Program (RAPP) Resource Manuals are intended to help literacy organizations introduce a family literacy component to their existing programs. The manuals include information on how to use a variety of different books and related activities in your family literacy program. The books, combined with the activities, are referred to as “RAPP packs.” Each RAPP pack includes:

  •  a selection of reading and language hints
  •  a craft idea and the materials to complete the craft
  •  a selection of poetry based on the theme of the book
  •  children’s fine motor activities (for both younger and older children)

Individual organizations supply the books themselves, as well as a tape of the book and the poetry
(if permission to tape the book has been granted).

RAPP packs are designed to encourage family reading and to help parents support their children’s emergent literacy skill development. RAPP can easily be adapted to produce packs that are tailored to suit all families with children aged 0 to 10 years, regardless of the size of the family.

Kingston Literacy & Skills currently has four different RAPP collections for sale:

 

RAPP Multicultural Collection

RAPP The Multicultural Collection

Developed by the Family Literacy Program of Kingston Literacy & Skills

© 2011 by Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL&S)
ISBN 978-0-9737941-3-7

The books in The Multicultural Collection are:

  1. A Seed in Need
  2. All the Colors of the Earth
  3. Can You Say Peace?
  4. Giraffes Can’t Dance
  5. Handa’s Hen
  6. Hush!
  7. Night Monkey, Day Monkey
  8. Over in the Grasslands
  9. Papa Do You Love Me?
  10. Stranger in the Woods
  11. The Tiger Child
  12. We All Went on Safari

$35.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

 

RAPP Sping and Fall Collection

RAPP Spring and Fall Collection

Designed by Deborah Nesbitt-Munroe

Developed by the Family Literacy Centre of Kingston Literacy & Skills

© 2000 by Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9695912-5-x

The books in the RAPP Spring and Fall Collection are:

1. Big Sarah’s Little Boots
2. The Carrot Seed
3. The Last Puppy
4. The New Baby Calf
5. The Piggy in the Puddle
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
7. Rosie’s Walk
8. Spot Goes to School
9. The Little Red Hen
10. The Wind Blew

$35.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

RAPP Classic Collection

RAPP Classics Collection

Designed by Deborah Nesbitt-Munroe

Developed by the Family Literacy Centre of Kingston Literacy & Skills

© 2000 by Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9695912-7-6

The books in the RAPP Classics Collection are:

1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
2. Franklin in the Dark
3. Goodnight Moon
4. Green Eggs and Ham
5. Hey Diddle, Diddle & Other Mother Goose Rhymes
6. The Cat in the Hat
7. The Runaway Bunny
8. Three Little Pigs
9. Wheels on the Bus
10. Where the Wild Things Are

$35.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

RAPP Early Years Literacy Collection

RAPP Early Years Literacy Collection

Developed by the Family Literacy Centre of Kingston Literacy & Skills

© 2005 by Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9737941-1-9

The books in the RAPP Early Years Literacy Collection are:

1. A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
2. Amos’s Sweater
3. Big Sarah’s Little Boots
4. Franklin in the Dark
5. In My Backyard
6. My Arctic 1,2,3
7. Night Cars
8. One Gray Mouse
9. Red is Best
10. Sadie and the Snowman
11. Something From Nothing
12. Stella Queen of the Snow

$35.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

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TIES Essential Skills Profiles feature the top 50 entry-level jobs in Canada

Training Incorporating Essential Skills – TIES

Essential Skills Profiles: Top 50 Entry-Level Jobs in Canada

by Karen McGregor and Carla Douglas

© 2011 by Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9695912-5-x

Those who work with entry-level job seekers have reported that their clients need improved Essential Skills if they are to find and retain work in today’s competitive market. The TIES profiles are an important resource for assisting in this endeavour.
 
Featuring the top 50 entry-level jobs nationally, the profiles include Essential Skills levels 1 and 2 tasks that clients need to master in order to perform successfully at work. This resource links literacy practitioners, case managers, employment counsellors, assessors, employers, and lower-skill clients within the common framework of Essential Skills. It is a valuable guide for anyone supporting clients with employment goals.

$40 (plus $10 shipping/handling)

 

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Family Literacy Today

Family Literacy Today

 A Manual for Community-Based Literacy Programs
Family Literacy Demonstrations

By Deborah Nesbitt-Munroe & Susan Barry

A Publication of Kingston Literacy & Skills

© 2000 by Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9695912-4-1

Family Literacy Today is designed to help community-based literacy programs provide family literacy programming for students who are parents of young children. The manual has two sections: the first section outlines planning ideas for small group learning and provides a wide variety of learning activities that focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. The second section focuses on leveled learning demonstrations such as Parent Talk and Toy Choice. These demonstrations could also be used as learning activities.

$35.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

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Family Literacy Bookmaking Club

Family Literacy Bookmaking Club:
A Manual for Literacy Programs and Family Resource Programs

Written and designed by Deborah Nesbitt-Munroe

Developed by Susan Barry and Deborah Nesbitt-Munroe at the Family Literacy Centre of Kingston Literacy & Skills

A Publication of Kingston Literacy & Skills

This manual contains all the information to plan and prepare a series of Bookmaking Workshops. Five different types of books are covered:

1. The Touch and Feel Book
2. The Predictable Book
3. The Flap Book
4. The Interactive Book
5. The All About Me Book

$30.00 plus shipping and handling.

Or, download this manual as a PDF

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The Employment Highway

The Employment Highway (CD)

Content by Rose Strohmaier, Leonard Judge and Kari Jalbert. Web creation by Darren MacDonald.
© 2002 by Kingston Literacy & Skills

The activities in The Employment Highway have been selected for adult learners at LBS levels 1, 2 and 3. Since real-life contexts have been used, some tasks may require higher level skills. Instructors may need to provide assistance when necessary.

Jobs covered on this CD are:

1. Fast Food Server
2. Retail Clerk
3. Cashier
4. Truck Driver
5. Call Centre Representative
6. Construction Labourer
7. Janitor/Custodian

Units covered on this CD are:

1. Forms - This unit contains activities to help demystify the world of forms for students, encouraging greater self-confidence in the workplace and in everyday life. Students will get a chance to look at forms, read them and fill them in.

2. Text - Here students get the chance to practice reading and understanding text that they might encounter in an employment context. As well, they are offered a few techniques for decoding unfamiliar words. The writing activities focus on spelling, sentence structure, note taking and use of appropriate language. There are also many opportunities to use the computer and search the Internet.

3. Math - Topics in this unit are:
• Place value
• Basic operations
• Word problems
• Handling money
• Fractions, decimals and percents
• Measurement and the metric system
• Maps
• Math mix

4. Job Skills - Topics in this unit are:
• What job would I like
• Write your resume
• Job search
• Cover letters
• Interviews
• Keeping the job
• A bit of everything

$20.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

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The Implications of Adult Literacy Practices in England forAdult Literacy Programs in Ontario

The Implications of Adult Literacy Practices in England for Adult Literacy Programs in Ontario

By Carynne L. Arnold

© 2005, Kingston Literacy & Skills
ISBN 0-9737941-0-0

This report represents a snapshot of literacy in Ontario and England in a five-month period from March to July 1999. During this time the author interviewed practitioners in these two major regions. The author tracks how funding and other program reforms have shaped the delivery of literacy and basic skills, and the challenges faced by practitioners in these two regions. Seventeen interviews with practitioners in England were recorded and transcribed for this study. The report concludes with a 2004 update on the implementation of the National Skills for Life Strategy that resulted from the recommendation of the 1999 report, “A Fresh Start - Improving Literacy and Numeracy”.

Read the Foreward (PDF)
Read the Summary (PDF)
Read an Overview of each chapter (PDF)

$24.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

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