BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 5
Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
Conditions of Use
Overall, the scope of the course pack is very good. There are a few areas of content that seem incomplete, however. While the author generally explains reading skills very well, the course pack does not always directly allow students to check... read more
The book covers literacy issues normally addressed in freshman year of high school. However, I can attest that addressing an issue is not the same as resolving it, witness my own classes of college freshmen. I certainly have had students who need... read more
Table of Contents
- The Most Amazing Structure on Earth
- The Many Faces of Genius
- The Many Pathways to Knowledge
- Boost Your Brainpower
- Memory Magic
- Put to the Test
- The Sixth Sense: Intuition
- The Big Five: Personality
- Secrets of a Happy Brain
About the Book
This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 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 PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
About the Contributors
Shantel Ivits is an instructor in the Basic Education Department at Vancouver Community College, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Shantel has designed curricula for the National Film Board of Canada, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, and many community-based projects.
Over the past decade, they have taught in literacy programs, university bridging programs, an ESL academy, and K-12 public schools.
They hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Trent University, as well as a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia.
Shantel identifies as a queer and trans person with white settler privilege. Their goal as an educator is to help people build their capacity to reach their goals and create more socially just communities.
Shantel also enjoys raising awareness that “they” can be used as a singular pronoun!