The Curriculum

 

   4.  Workplace Resources

Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) at http://www.ata.c2t2.ca/index.asp

AWAL is a professional development project for educators.  Instructors conduct interviews with people in a variety of workplace environments.  Instructors are then asked to develop activities that connect classroom content to workplace applications and development of Essential Skills.  The site can be searched according to subject area (Language Arts) and grade level (ABE).  Instructors will need to select and adapt the ideas presented in the “suggested classroom activities” section.

 

Ghosh, B. (2002). Tools for the Trade. Swift Current, SK: Cypress Hills Regional College.

A collection of workplace documents (primarily from employers in the Cypress Hills region) with learning activities to help learners become familiar with print communications in the workplace.  Questions progress from literal comprehension to critical thinking and problem-solving.  Each document is rated using complexity scales from the Essential Skills Research Project, Human Resource Development Canada.  Documents range from levels one to three.

 

Grammar, N. (2000). Employment Skills Enhancement and Career Preparation through Intermediate Level Applied English. Victoria, BC: Center for Curriculum, Transfer & Technology. Also available at www.c2t2.ca/article.asp?item_id=3113)

This course was designed for adult learners who wish to improve their access and preparedness for entry into vocational and trades training programs or to improve their communication skills at the intermediate level (approximately a grade nine level).  The course uses traditional and non-traditional (experientially-oriented materials related to employment and the workplace) resources.  The course is designed to be group-taught so adaptations would need to be made in an individualized setting.

 

How do your skills measure up?  Available at http://towes.com/measureup/

A test of skill levels in three of the nine essential workplace skills: reading text, document use, and numeracy.  Learners can complete the assessment online or the instructor can print pre and post-tests to be distributed to learners.  Practice exercises (involving items such as notes, letters, memos, manuals, regulations, and reports) can also be conducted online or in print.  Answers highlight the thinking required to arrive at the answer.  Ideas for Adult Basic Educators are provided, as is access to related sites.  Note: In the Essential Skills profiles, Level 3 is approximately equivalent to high school completion.

 

Lewe, G. & MacLeod, C. (2001). Step into the World of Workplace Learning: A Collection of Authentic Workplace Materials. Scarborough, ON: Co-published by Nelson Thomson Learning, Human Resources Development Canada, and Canadian Government Publishing. ISBN 0-17-608571-8 (Also available at http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/essentialskills)

The collection contains 49 workplace materials focusing on three essential workplace skills: reading text, document use, and writing.  The complexity levels of the materials is based on the Essential Skills Research Project which profiled about 170 occupations requiring a secondary school diploma or less and on-the-job training.  The collection is not designed to be used directly by learners; however, user tips and suggestions are included.  Instructors can develop learning activities based on these materials to meet a number of reading and writing objectives.

 

Millar, D. (2002). Making Choices: Teaching Writing in the Workplace. Edmonton, AB: Grassroots Press. ISBN 1-894593-13-8

This instructional activities manual, funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada, contains many activities (at varied levels) on teaching how to write effective notes, memos, notices, business letters, accident reports, procedures, e-mail messages, and how to create charts, flowcharts, plot graphs, and keep logs.  This is an ideal resource package for instructors who teach writing in the workplace.

 

Saskatchewan Labour. (2001-2002). Ready for Work. Regina, SK: Author. Available online at www.readyforwork.sk.ca.

This resource contains six modules with activities relating to health and safety, WHMIS, and labour standards.  Lessons were developed for group taught classes, but most would be easily adapted to individualized delivery.  The activities could be used to develop several skills in Communications.  For example, the video on Labour Standards or lessons on “The Gentle Art of the Tough Complaint” and “Raising Issues Constructively” could be used to develop speaking and listening skills.  Reading strategies (e.g., skimming and scanning, understanding technical language, using table of contents and glossaries) could be developed through activities such as “How are workers protected?” in the Health and Safety section.  The Prevention Services Branch, Saskatchewan Labour also has a number of other resources for classroom use.

 

SkillPlan at www.skillplan.ca

SkillPlan has a number of resources that may be useful for development of Communications skills.  These resources can be previewed on the website.  In particular, “Document Literacy,” “Language of Documents,” and “Writing for Work” appear to have particular relevance.  Note: The actual resources have not been previewed, only the website.

 

 

   5.  Professional Resources

 

Instructional Supports
           

Websites

Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research at http://www.gdins.org/home.html

A wealth of information on Métis culture (includes a virtual museum and Michif language resources), curriculum and instruction, GDI Library, Programs and Services, student resources, and much more.

 

CONNECT, Canada’s Resource Publication on Adult Literacy and Technology at www.nald.ca/connect.htm

Back issues can be accessed on their website or print copies can be ordered for a minimal fee.  The magazine contains reviews of software, resources and websites; lesson plans related to using technology in the classroom (e.g., writing personal letters and using PowerPoint); and operation systems tips (e.g., working with files and folders). 

 

Cooperative Learning at http://www.utc.edu/Teaching-Resource-Center/CoopLear.html

Descriptions of a variety of cooperative learning structures and techniques such as a three-step interview, roundtable brainstorming, problem solving and value lines.

 

Guidelines for Portfolio Assessment in Teaching English athttp://www.etni.org.il/ministry/portfolio/default.html - auraloral

A website devoted entirely to the use and assessment of portfolios. Discusses the key characteristics of portfolios, why they should be used, the essential elements of the portfolio, assessing portfolios and providing feedback, and following up with learner-instructor conferences.

 

Hotlist on Student Assessment: An Internet Hotlist on Student Assessment at http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/cat3

Provides a multitude of links to websites that relate to learner assessment.  Includes: varieties of assessment information, performance assessment for many subjects, portfolio and rubric discussions and samples.

 

Métis Resource Centre of Manitoba at http://www.metisresourcecentre.mb.ca/ 

Home page for the Métis Resource Centre in Manitoba.  The Centre is working towards the preservation and restoration of Métis history, culture, and genealogy.  This contains history, biographies, historical maps, and connections to other resources such as a personal genealogy search and Métis products.  Of special interest is a 10-lessons, on-line course in the Michif Language.

 

Our Elders: Interviews with Saskatchewan Elders. Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College at http://www.sicc.sk.ca/elders/tofc.html

Elders from several First Nations were interviewed.  Searches can be conducted by First Nation or by elder’s name.  Subject searches on topics ranging from agriculture to treaty rights can also be conducted.  The website contains a map of band locations in Saskatchewan.  This site could be used to develop Internet search skills, to develop reading skills, or to integrate with topics in Social Sciences.

 

“Outta Ray’s Head”  at http://www.rayser.ca/

This is a collection of lesson plans and handouts in literature, writing, poetry, and use of the library for students at a grade 7 level or higher.  There are also links to additional sites with a range of topics from the writing process to research papers and online journals.

 

Prairie books NOW at  www.bookpublishers.mb.ca/PBN

This paper is published three times per year and contains reviews of books, poetry, and plays.  The online subscription is free.  Back issues are listed on the website and may have resources of interest to Level 3 learners (e.g., The No.25 Spring 2001 edition features Aboriginal authors of short stories, plays, and novels).

 

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) at http://www.plea.org/

This is the home page for the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan.  It provides general information to educate and inform people about Saskatchewan law and the legal system.  Contains many free publications indexed under the categories of Consumer, Criminal, Domestic, Crisis, Family, Farming, and General.  Also provides access to many resources that can be printed or ordered from the site, current issues in Aboriginal law with activities for students, and a calendar of public presentations on specific topics throughout Saskatchewan.

 

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre at http://www.sicc.sk.ca/

This site promotes and enhances the cultural values and traditions of the First Nations of Saskatchewan.  It “has played a key role in preserving Saskatchewan's First Nations heritage and fostering cultural awareness and cross cultural understanding in Saskatchewan, Canada, and internationally for the last 30 years.”  There are many links to information on culture, language, art, and ongoing initiatives.  The Aboriginal Faces of Saskatchewan section is particularly useful for highlighting community leaders and role models.

 

Saskatchewan Learning (formerly Saskatchewan Education) at www.sasked.gov.sk.ca

Extensive bibliographies are available online on Saskatchewan Learning’s website.  The resources (print and non-print) need to be reviewed for their appropriateness for adult learners.  Some K-12 resources currently used by delivery organizations have been included in this document.  You may want to explore the bibliographies for English Language Arts: Grade 10 and English Language Arts 6-9: A Bibliography for the Middle Level.  The Aboriginal Education Unit also has a bibliography of print and video selections for English Language Arts at http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/aboriginal/k_12_resources/index

 

Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE) at http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank.html

The Activity Bank contains various graphic organizers (e.g., clustering, Venn diagrams, KWLH), journal activities (e.g., metacognitive, reflective and dialectical journals), and sample rubrics.  There is a section for teachers and one for students.

 

Turtle Island Native Network at www.turtleisland.org

This website provides access to a wide range of information on topics such as treaty rights, justice, and Aboriginal business needs.  There are also sections on education, resources, healing and wellness, and Aboriginal newspapers and television networks.

 

Videos

“Teaching Reading to Adults: Comprehension Strategies.” Grassroots Press www.literacyservices.com  1-888-303-3213

This 28-minute video demonstrates methods for instructors to use to teach reading.  The video demonstrates reading strategies such as DRTA, Invisible messages, Herringbone, ReQuest, and SQ3R.

 

Print Resources

 

Dirkx, J. & Prenger, S. (1997). A Guide for Planning and Implementing Instruction for Adults: A Theme-based Approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN0-7879-0837-1

An excellent resource with explanations and examples related to theme-based planning.

 

Draayer, Ken. (1990). Discoveries in Writing. Scarborough, ON: ITP Nelson Canada. ISBN 0-17-603101-4

This resource introduces the writing process, deals in depth with invention and revision, and looks at particular kinds of writing such as the persuasive essay, narratives, and writing in response to literature.  Included are table of contents, models, activities to support each type of writing, and an appendix of media study projects.

 

Ellis, Dave. (2003).  Becoming a Master Student, 10th Edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

Various editions of this resource are used by delivery organizations.  The Canadian Second Edition (1998) is most frequently mentioned.  The most recent American edition includes new features – student voices, workplace applications, and cultural diversity.  Tips, self-assessments, readings, and activities are provided on a variety of topics including time management, test anxiety, memory, learning styles, goal setting, critical reading/thinking, and note taking.  Learners will be able to do some activities independently and other activities will need to be adapted by the instructor.

 

Irvine, Jacqueline Jordan & Armento, Beverly Jeanne. (2001). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

This text begins with an articulation of the principles of a culturally responsive curriculum in moving closer to equity and excellence in education.  It moves theoretical concepts about cultural diversity to practical lesson plans and critical pedagogy so teachers can see field-tested lessons in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  These lessons can be adapted for an adult learning environment.

 

Miller, J., Cassie, J., & Drake, S. (1990). Holistic Learning: A Teacher’s Guide to Integrated Studies. Toronto: OISE Press. ISBN 0-7744-0358-6

Examples of how to integrate curriculum around human processes (problem solving) and human themes (mythology).

 

Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology (1991). Adult Basic Education Intermediate Level English Theme Units. Victoria, BC: Author. ISBN 0-7718-9117-2 (Available from the Open Learning Agency)

Theme-based units allow for the integration of reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities.  The seven themes include mysteries, First Nation education, third world literature, the environment, families, liberation movements in Canada and violence.  This resource also contains a section on generic teaching strategies.

 

Ministry of Education, Skills and Training. (1996). Applied English: Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Victoria, BC: Author. Available at www.c2t2.ca/aaap/eng-use.htm

An instructor developed collection of instructional strategies, assessment strategies, and learning resources to be used in applied academics classes.  Instructional ideas are provided in the context of the workplace, home, or community.  Although the strategies are organized according to Adult Basic Education in British Columbia, most Learning Outcomes are universal in nature and easily applicable to Saskatchewan.  Suggestions are provided for areas such as critical thinking, oral communications, reading, research, and computer literacy.  This is recommended as a good place to get ideas when planning courses.

 

Nonesuch, K. (Ed.). (1996). Making Connections: Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective. Toronto, ON: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW). ISBN 0921283-18-0

An anthology of examples of curriculum and lesson plans for adult learners; written by fifteen women from across Canada.  The material focuses on various themes, such as herstory, role models, self-esteem, cross-cultural awareness, roles, everyday life, and safer sex and work.  The genres of poetry, song, and women’s ways of learning are also explored.  Although directed at female learners, the material is often non-sexist, and can be used or easily adapted to use with learners of both sexes.  The material is learner-centred, respectful of differences, and offers instructors a variety of activities to suit a variety of learning styles.

 

Northlands College. (2000). Developmental Studies Phases 1, 2, 3. La Ronge, SK: Author.

A complete Adult 10 program based on a group delivery model.  In the Communications program, learners “are encouraged to use communication skills as tools for success in academics, in the workplace and at home “ (Communications, p. 11).  The program includes lessons and resources related to speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Suggestions for assessment include reading logs, oral communication checklists, writing portfolios, and quizzes.  These approaches are congruent with the Level 3 Communications curriculum guide.

 

Samaritan House Training Centre. (2000). Bridging the Gap Between Literacy & Technology. Brandon, MB: Author. (Order print copy or download from http://www.nald.ca/resource/rsc3205.htm)

This is a two-part course with an Educational Component and a Computer Component.  The Educational Component consists of four theme units: Ourselves, Humour, Employment, and Memories.  Each theme unit contains lesson plans, activities, journal entry suggestions, blackline masters, a list of resources, and evaluation tools.  The evaluation section contains numerous rubrics and checklists ranging from responses to literature to technical writing and group participation.  In each lesson plan, suggested computer tasks are provided and cross-referenced to the Computer Component.  The Computer Component is a guide for word processing applications and can be used as a separate computer course or integrated with the lessons in the Educational Component.  Lessons were designed for Stages 3 & 4 (approximate grades 8-9) in Manitoba’s adult delivery system.

 

Sawyer, D. & Napoleon, A. (1991). Native English Curriculum Guidelines: A Resource Book for Adult Educators. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. (Available from the Open Learning Agency or Grass Roots Press)

The first section of this book consists of an introduction to teaching English to adults and provides information on philosophy, the writing process, teaching strategies, and student resources.  The second section consists of five theme units: personal development, individual and society, land claims (would need to be adapted for Saskatchewan), self-government, and community development.  The theme units develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills around a general topic or issue.

 

Tchudi, Stephen & Mitchell, Diana. (1998). Exploring and Teaching the English Language Arts. 4th Edition. New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Educational. ISBN 0321002156

This book briefly traces the traditional literature curriculum and advocates for change to better incorporate learners’ experiences.  Knowing content is only one small piece of the puzzle.  The authors share ways to involve learners in meaningful ways of learning by motivating learners to learn.  Creative and practical ideas translate theory into practice with an awareness of technological literacy and multicultural education.

 

Weaver, Constance. (1998). (Ed.) Lessons to Share: On Teaching Grammar in Context. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. ISBN 0867093943

A sequel to Weaver’s Teaching Grammar in Context that provides sample lessons increasing in sophistication, intended to be repeated throughout different learning environments.  The lessons (not reproducible handouts) presented are clearly grounded in transactional approaches to learning.

 

Weaver, Constance. (1996). Teaching Grammar in Context. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. ISBN 0867093757

Weaver provides a historical philosophy of learning theory that has shaped how grammar has traditionally been taught.  She further presents a more effective, research-based approach that is consistent with a transactional curriculum orientation.  She examines aspects of grammar to focus on when guiding students in writing, revising sentences, and editing selected pieces.

 

Professional Readings

Barrell, Barrie R.C. & Hammett, Roberta F. (Eds.) (2000). Advocating Change: Contemporary Issues in Subject English. Toronto, ON: Irwin.

This book offers a collection of academic articles that explore important issues such as authentic assessment, teaching Aboriginal literature, being critical of whose story is told, and using the Internet to teach.  The authors argue for the necessity of changing to a critical perspective of teaching.

 

Daloz, Laurent. (1999). Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners. 2nd Edition of Effective Teaching and Mentoring. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0787940720

As a transformational journey, Daloz offers educators new insights to building student-mentor relationships that empower students to cultivate strong, articulate voices and to claim the power to become responsible citizens in control of change.  On one level, this book can be read as adult learning theory; yet, on a second read, this book is about the developmental process of adult learners.

 

Galbraith, M. (Ed.). (1998). Adult Learning Methods: A Guide for Effective Instruction (2nd ed.). Malabar, FL: Krieger. ISBN 1-57524-015-7

This is organized into two parts: understanding and facilitating adult learning, and methods and techniques.  It includes a discussion of adult learner characteristics, an inventory for identifying philosophical orientation to adult education, and chapters on information access and distance learning skills.

 

Henderson, James & Hawthorne, Richard. (2000). Transformative Curriculum Leadership. 2nd Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

The authors provide readers with a sense of the possibilities of democratic education and suggest some of the means through which those possibilities can be achieved.  Becoming a transformative teacher requires new roles and an on-going reflective practice with new ways of thinking about the school in relation to community.

 

Lee, Enid. (1985). Letters to Marcia: A Teacher’s Guide to Anti-Racist Education. Toronto, ON: Cross Cultural Communication Centre.

This little book presents thoughtful concerns and practical ideas to assist educators in furthering anti-racist education.  It is designed to allow each educator to begin anti-racist education at his/her own entry point.

 

Nieto, Sonia. (2003). Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education. 3rd Edition. New York, NY: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 020538692X

Nieto provides a conceptual framework, 12 diverse case studies, and suggestions for implementing multicultural education in today’s classroom.  Multicultural education represents a way of rethinking and a way for changing the way education has contributed to the problematic factors of school underachievement and failure, particularly for minority groups.  Nieto defines multicultural education as antiracist, basic, important for all students, and pervasive.  Multicultural education addresses social justice, is process orientated, and uses critical pedagogy.

 

Penney, M., Ahluwalia, S., Nobel, B., Tremayne, A., & Thomson, I. (1996). Guidelines for Inclusive Curriculum. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, Skills and Training. ISBN: 0-7718-9476-7 (Available from the Open Learning Agency)

Outline and supporting materials for a half-day workshop for instructors.  This focuses on issues of sexism, racism, and discrimination as they affect the classroom.

 

Schniedewind, Nancy & Davidson, Ellen. (1998). Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity. 2nd Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 0-205-16109-X

This book is a resource for multicultural educators to help move students toward social justice.  The book is theoretically grounded, yet practical and shows a sequential process for developing critical thinking.  Equity issues include the complexities of oppression, sharing privilege, creating alternatives, and gaining confidence and skills for change.

 

Wilson, Arthur & Hayes, Elisabeth. (2000). Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0787949981

This new handbook captures the exciting intellectual and professional development of adult education in the last decade.  The authors explore a wealth of topics: learning from experience, adult learning for self-development, race and culture in adult learning, technology and distance learning, learning in the workplace, adult education for community action and development, and much more.

 

York-Barr, Jennifer; Sommers, William; Ghere, Gail & Montie, Jo. (2001). Reflective Practice to Improve Schools: An Action Guide for Educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN 0761977635

For improved teaching and learning, experience alone is not enough.  This book provides practical tools and insightful examples that can be used to facilitate a comfortable transition from theory to practice for addressing reflection at all levels of the educational organization.

 

 

Resources for Facilitators to Read Aloud

(Source: Developmental Studies, Phase 3 (2000). La Ronge, Saskatchewan: Northlands College.  Reprinted with permission.)

AUTHOR

TITLE

ISBN#

DATE

Allen, Paula Gunn

Spider Woman’s Granddaughters

044990508X

1989

Allen, Paula Gunn

Voice of the Turtle

0345395050

1994

Asimov, Isaac

Fantastic Voyage II

0385239262

1987

Bach, Richard

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

0380012863

1970

Bodsworth, Fred

Sparrows Fall

0451097947

1967

Braithwaite, Max

Why Shoot the Teacher

077101631X

1990

Brody, Hugh

The People’s Land

0140218130

1983

Brown, Russell

An Anthology of Canadian Literature  

0195407857

1990

Bruchac, Joseph

Smoke Rising

0787604798

1995

Bruchac, Joseph

Songs from this Earth

0912678585

1983

Buck, Pearl S

The Good Earth

071773542

1973

Campbell, Marie

Halfbreed

0771083319

1973

Collier, Eric

Three Against the Wilderness

0772002118

1965

Craven, Margaret

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

0772013217

1967

Culleton, Beatrice

In Search of April Raintree

1895411467

1992

Dryden, Ken

The Game

0771590016

1983

Eckersley, William

Impact

0460926101

1968

Gibson, William

The Miracle Worker

0553122142

1978

Grant, Agnes.

Our Bit of Truth

0921827105

1990

Hemingway, Ernest

The Old Man and the Sea

0684801221

1952

Heyerdahl, Thor

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

9124684945

1968

Holm, Anne

I Am David

0416233406

1965

Hughes, Monica

Hunter in the Dark

0689309597

1982

Keyes, Daniel

Flowers for Algernon

0553256653

1967

Killilea,Marie Lyons

Karen

>0440943760

1980

Killilea,Marie Lyons

With Love from Karen

>0440996155

1963

King, Thomas(Ed)

All My Relations

0771067062

1990

Knowles, John

A Separate Peace

0553272462

1969

Lawrence, Margaret

The Diviners

0394491564

1974

Lee, Harper

To Kill a Mockingbird

0397001517

1960

London, Jack

White Fang

0140349189

1985

London, Jack

Call of the Wild

0027594556

1994

McNickle, D’Arcy

Indian Man

0253140005

1971

McNickle, D’Arcy

Runner in the Sky

0253140005

1971

McNickle, D’Arcy

The Surrounded

0826304699

1978

McNickle, D’Arcy

Wind from an Enemy Sky

0064510506

1978

Meridith, Don H.

Dog Runner

0888332939

1989

Mitchell, William O.

Who Has Seen the Wind

0919981178

1994

Moses, Daniel

Anthology of Canadian Native Literature

0195408195

1992

Mowatt, Farley

A Whale for the Killing

0316586919

1972

Mowatt, Farley

Lost in the Barrens

0771066813

1979

Mowatt, Farley

Never Cry Wolf

0553421377

1963

Mowatt, Farley

People of the Deer

0771065906

1975

Mowatt, Farley

The Snow Walker

0771066309

1975

Neihardt, John G

Black Elk Speaks

671785524150

1972

Neufeld, John

Lisa Bright and Dark

0451127226

1970

O’Dell, Scott

Sing Down the Moon

0440979757

1970

Paulsen, Gary

Dogsong

0689804091

1985

Paulsen, Gary

Hatchet

0689808828

1989

Perreault, Jeanne

Writing the Circle

0806124377

1993

Probert, Ian

Internet Spy

0753450070

1996

Richardson, Boyce

Strangers Devour the Land

077159769X

1983

Richter, Conrad 

The Light in the Forest

0553143751

1975

Scheld, Elizabeth.

Designs in Fiction

0021940509

1984

Scrivener, Leslie

Terry Fox:  His Story

0771080182

1981

Slipperjack, Ruby

Honour the Sun

091914344X

1989

Smucker, Barbara

Underground to Canada

0772011117

1977

Steinbeck, John

Of Mice and Men

0140177396

1965

Steinbeck, John

The Pearl

014017737X

1958

Steinbeck, John

Travels with Charley

0140187413

1962

Taylor, Jim

Rick Hansen:  Man In Motion

014011713X

1988

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit

0395362903

1984

Tyman, James

Inside Out

0920079490

1989

Wells, Herbert G

The Time Machine

0891904948

1984

Wheeler, Jordan

Brothers in Arms

0921827075

1989

Woodward, Lucy B.

Kidnapped in the Yukon

017602090X

1984

Wynham, John

The Crysalids

0140013083

 

Note: Learners with strong reading skills may want to select some books from the previous list.

 

Novels for Independent Reading
(Source: Developmental Studies, Phase 3 (2000). La Ronge, Saskatchewan: Northlands College.  Reprinted with permission.)

AUTHOR

TITLE

ISBN#

DATE

Altman, Linda Jacobs

Nobody Wants Annie

0883367566

1984

Barnett, Cynthia

Ben’s Gift

088336705X

1981

Bell, William

Crabbe

0772515638

1986

Bosley, Judith 

Don’t Sell Me Short

0883367580

1988

Bosley, Judith

Lady in Pink

0883367548

1983

Braithwaite, Max

Why Shoot the Teacher

077101631X

1990

Choyce, Lesley 

Some Kind of Hero

0029540828

1991

Christian, Mary B.

Just Once

0883367505

1982

Coret, Harriette

In and Out the Windows

0883367513

1982

Crutchen, Chris

The Crazy Horse Electric Game

0060094907

1987

Gibson, Eva

Sara

1556617356

1977

Godfrey, Martyn

Baseball Crazy

155028021X

1987

Godfrey, Martyn

The Beast

029471605

1984

Godfrey, Martyn

Fire, Fire

029473004

1985

Godfrey, Martyn

Plan B Is Total Panic

0888628501

1986

Godfrey, Martyn

Spin Out

029471702

1984

Godfrey, Martyn

Wild Night

029474205

1987

Hogan, Linda

Mean Spirit

0689121016

1990

Hughes, Monica

Hunter in the Dark

0689309597

1984

Hull, Jessie Redding

Take Care of Millie

0883367041

1980

Hull, Jessie Redding

The Other Side of Yellow

0883367068

1980

Kropp, Paul

Baby, Baby

0029976405

1982

Kropp, Paul

Baby Blues

0029535468

1989

Kropp, Paul

Burn Out

0029912903

1979

Kropp, Paul

Dirt Bike

0029902002

1980

Kropp, Paul

Dope Deal

0029912709

1979

Kropp, Paul(Ed)

Fair Play

>002990210X

1980

Kropp, Paul

Gang War

009476200

1989

Kropp, Paul

Jo’s Search

00294737052

1986

Kropp, Paul

Hot Cars

0029912601

1979

Kropp, Paul

Not Only Me

002953500X

1987

Kropp, Paul

No Way

0029901804

1980

Kropp, Paul

Run Away

0029912806

1979

Kropp, Paul

Snow Ghost

02-997610-3

1982

Kropp, Paul

The Victim Was Me

0029540089

1991

Kropp, Paul

We Both Have Scars

0029539846

1990

Kropp, Paul

Wild One

0029976308

1982

Major, Kevin

Blood Red Ochre

0440207304

1989

McDaniel, Lurlene

I Want to Live

0553567667

1992

Morey, Walt

Kavik, the Wolf Dog

8970123801

1968

O’Brien, Robert C.

Z is for Zachariah

0689304420

1974

Reed, Fran

A Dream With Storms

0883367033

1979

Scariano, Margaret

A Load of Danger

0878794069

1984

Sorrels, Roy

A New Life

0883367084

1982

Stadelhofen, Marcie

Last Chance for Freedom

088336753X

1983

Stewart, Winnie

Night on ‘Gator Creek

0883367564

1984

Wiebe, Rudy

The Mad Trapper 

0771089767

1989