New Open Textbooks: BC Reads – Adult Literacy Fundamental English 3 (course pack and reader)

We are very happy to announce the release of a set of two new open textbooks, written to be used together

BC READS_CoursePack_1 STORE (1)

This textbook, or 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.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.

Author: Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

This book is now available in the BC Open Textbook collection.

 BC READS_Reader_2 STORE

This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 3.The units in this reader mirror those in the course pack. New vocabulary and word patterns are highlighted throughout each story, and then summarized at the end.

Author: Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

This book is now available in the BC Open Textbook collection.

Reviewers

As part of the release of these new textbooks, BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews by qualified British Columbia faculty for these books. If you would like to review either of these books, please contact us. We provide a $250 stipend for faculty who review a BC open textbook.