is a collection of the first three books from the series, Book 1: Organizing Information, Book 2: Schedules, and Book 3: Information Forms, compiled into one volume.
Book 1: Organizing Information – explains the uses and features of labels, codes, abbreviations, lists, and directories
Book 2: Schedules – familiarizes the user with a variety of schedules including daily, weekly, and monthly schedules.
Book 3: Information Forms – demonstrates different document formats and their uses, including questionnaires, checklists, agreements, claims, invoices, reports, inspections, and notices.
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Book 4: Workplace Communications
explains and demonstrates various ways individuals within a workplace communicate with each other. The book contains a broad range of original workplace document types and styles and discusses the use of notices, postings, memoranda, agenda, meeting minutes, fax cover sheets, email work orders, job postings and letters.
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Book 5: Policies and Procedures
provides exposure to longer texts and discusses what they represent in the workplace — their purpose, who reads them, and their connection to legislation. The range of authentic documents in this resource includes policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines. Documents and activities are most appropriate for Ontario’s literacy and basic skills levels 3 to 5 (intermediate to advanced literacy upgrading) but can be adjusted for use at a variety of levels.
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Book 6: Graphs and Charts
offers an opportunity to interact with an array of visual information displays. It explores everything from bar and line graphs to Gantt charts and pictographs and can be effectively used in both communications and numeracy instruction.
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Book 7: Numeracy
explores questions about who uses math on the job, how tasks are performed and why. The resource provides an assortment of activities to comprehensively teach numeracy as it is used in the workplace, including working with money, measurement and numerical analysis.
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