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Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in FeaturedTextbook, News, Uncategorized |

New Open Textbook – BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English-Course Pack 4

New Open Textbook – BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English-Course Pack 4

We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook.

OTB BOOK COVER BCREADS CP+R#4 STORE_COURSEPACK

This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 4 (roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 400 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. Each chapter includes pre-reading questions that can be used for individual reflection, journalling or class discussion, vocabulary-building exercises,  a word attack strategy, comprehension questions, grammar lessons and practice exercises, and a writing task.

This course pack makes use of a number of graphic organizers to help students order their thoughts in a visual way. In the appendix, there are: a list of all graphic organizers and forms used in the course pack, writing assessment checklists, and recommended films about the people discussed in the course pack and reader. 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 has been released under a CC-BY 4.0 license and 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.