New Open Textbook – BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English-Course Pack 5

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

OTB BOOK COVER BCREADS COURSEPACK#5 COVER STORE (1) 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 (BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 5) 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, comprehension questions, spelling lists and exercises, grammar lessons and exercises, and writing tasks.
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 and writing assessment checklists. 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.


BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews of this and other open textbooks by qualified faculty from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. If you would like to review this or another open textbook, please visit our Call for Reviewers page. We provide a $250 stipend for each completed review.


If you decide to adopt this or another open textbook (from any collection) for your course, please let us know by filling out the Adoption of an Open Textbook form.