Results: 15 Open Textbooks
  • Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

    Author(s): James Sexton, Derek Soles

    Updated: Jul 15, 2020

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help students achieve the learning objectives of their English 12 course. These include how to write intelligently, clearly, and fluently; understand and employ effectively the conventions of various forms of school and college writing assignments; read actively and critically; understand and appreciate diverse and inclusive works of imaginative literature; and think critically, creatively, and reflectively. This book is divided into two parts. Part I is a Composi...[more]

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  • Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Jun 19, 2020

    Description: Building Blocks of Academic Writing covers typical writing situations for developing academic writers, from prewriting and research through expressing themselves online. Developmental work in different types of paragraphs—descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive—allows students to build capacity for longer essays. Each chapter includes review questions with a Canadian focus that instructors can assign to help students practise the skills developed in the text. This book aligns with the BC...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 2020

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view,...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 2020

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 6 (roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 1,000 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and P...[more]

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  • College Skills: Intermediate English

    Author(s): Tania Pattison, Coast Mountain College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book has been written for adult students of English Language Arts at a Grade 10 level. As such, it meets the criteria established by the British Columbia Ministry of Education while providing content suitable for adult learners. The goal of the book is to help students develop skills in reading, writing, language use, and study skills. The book is divided into ten units, each of which focuses on a specific theme; these include food, work, art, money, nature, and more. All units follow the ...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This 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 embedd...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 4

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4. This level 4 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 2

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes' family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes' poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF version...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 5

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5. This level 5 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

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