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Here is a range of learning objects that may be used directly by learners. These activities are generally self paced and enable the learner to progress at their own pace through a range of topics associated with literacy.

Work on your writing skills How to apply for a job
How to do a project How to write a resume
How to read texts How to write a business letter
How to write instructions How to take notes
How to write essays How to write persuasively
How to write narratives How to write reports
How to write creatively How to write articles
How to research and plan your learning Where's the party at?
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Work on your writing skills

Work on your writing skills: This set of learning activities aims to help improve writing skills relating to filling in forms, writing short notes, spelling and taking phone messages. It also includes a spelling and word game.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to apply for a job

How to apply for a job... Basic things to consider when applying for a job. Source: TEIA

 

How to write a resume

How to write a resume: A résumé (say 'rez-u-may') is an important document that can help you find a job. Think of a résumé as an advertising brochure which is promoting your skills and abilities to an employer.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to do a project

How to do a project: By doing projects you gain detailed knowledge about a specific topic or issue. At the same time you can develop many useful skills including:

  • literacy (reading and writing)
  • numeracy (working with numbers)
  • oral communication (speaking and listening)
  • problem solving
  • using technology  Source: TEIA
 

How to read texts

How to read texts: Reading is a skill that can be practised and improved. Text is any piece of writing. Did you know that there are different ways you can read texts?  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to take notes

How to take notes: Taking notes is an important skill for learning. Notes can help you remember what you read or heard. There are techniques you can use and clues to look for to help you take quick and accurate notes.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write instructions

How to write instructions: Instructions and procedures are part of everyday life. We use them at home, at work and in the community. The purpose of instructions is to give clear and precise information on how to do something. Clear instructions can save time, money, accidents and even lives.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to research and plan your learning

How to research and plan your learning: If you research and plan your learning you will have a better chance of:

  • being aware of the many options available to you
  • making informed choices
  • finding a job that suits you
  • finding job satisfaction.  Source: TEIA
 

How to write a business letter

How to write a business letter: A business letter is a type of formal written communication for business purposes. There are many reasons why we would write business letters. A job application is a common example of a business letter.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write essays

How to write essays: An essay is a description or investigation of a particular topic.

You may be asked to write an essay for study or learning purposes. It is a way for you to show your understanding of a particular topic by presenting your point of view or the results of your research in a logical and factual way.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write persuasively

How to write persuasively: Writing persuasively means the writer tries to convince the reader to believe or do something by taking a position for or against an issue. Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write reports

How to write reports: A report is an accurate account, description or explanation of a particular subject. The purpose of a report is to provide information so that others can make a decision or take action. To do this it’s important to write the information clearly and straight to the point.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write narratives

How to write narratives: A narrative is a story. The main purpose of a narrative is to entertain the audience.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write articles

How to write articles: An article can be about almost anything, from a detailed account or description of an event to a simple report about a visiting musician. The main difference between articles and other types of writing, such as essays and reports, is that they are usually much shorter. Articles are found in printed publications such as newspapers, magazines, newsletters and journals and on the internet.  Source: TEIA

 

 

How to write creatively

How to write creatively: A creative text uses words to create pictures in the minds of readers. Like singing, dancing and painting, it is a way of expressing yourself.  Source: TEIA

 

 

Where's the party at?

Where's the party at...Alcohol Where's the party at...Physical Health
Where's the party at...Mental Health Where's the party at...Sexuality
Where's the party at...Nutrition Where's the party at...Smoking
Where's the party at...Relationships Where's the party at...Drugs
 

Reading Activities

Reading Activities: A range of on-line reading activities to suit a wide range of abilities. You will need to practise using the menu with this set of activities as it can be a little confusing to start off.  Source: GCFLearnFree.org