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Teaching adults : a literacy resource book / developed by ProLiteracy.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 428.4 TEAC (Text) 39231032318657 Literacy Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Syracuse, NY : New Readers Press, [2003]

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Introduction -- This book -- Tutoring philosophy -- What is ProLiteracy Worldwide? -- Becoming a nation of readers and writers -- What is literacy? -- Problem in the United States -- Building literacy strength -- New readers speak out -- Thinking about adults as learners -- General characteristics and needs of adult learners -- Characteristics of adult new readers -- Special needs -- Individual learning styles -- Finding a starting point -- Types of initial learner assessment -- Doing your own assessment -- Activity #1: Background information -- Activity #2: Current reading and writing -- Activity #3: Reading and writing needs -- Activity #4: Abilities needed -- Activity #5: Feelings about the assessment process -- Initial assessment form -- Setting goals -- Choosing materials -- Types of materials -- Evaluating materials -- Using readability formulas -- Activity #6: Using the gunning fog index -- Activity #7: Using the Fry Readability Graph -- Using language experience -- Activity #8: Creating a language experience story -- Activity #9: Generating story ideas -- Activity #10: Pictures and photos as story starters -- Activity #11: Newspapers and magazines as story starters -- Activity #12: Using LEA with beginning readers -- Activity #13: Using LEA with learners who have some writing ability -- Activity #14: Using LEA with groups -- Activity #15: Building skills with LEA stories -- Developing fluent oral reading -- Activity #16: Reading aloud to the learner -- Activity #17: Duet reading -- Activity #18: Echo reading -- Activity #19: Alternate reading -- Reading for meaning -- Understanding and reacting -- Activity #20: Making predictions -- Activity #21: Before-during-after (directed reading) -- Activity #22: Creating independent readers -- Activity #23: Asking questions -- Activity #24: Tell me what you've read -- Activity #25: K-W-L -- Activity 26: Story map -- Activity 27: Reading fiction: wwww -- Activity #28: Word capsules -- Activity #29: Word charts -- Recognizing words --
Activity #30: Sight words -- Activity #31: Phonics: Teaching consonant sounds -- Activity #32: Phonics: Same or different? -- Activity #33: Phonics: Bingo -- Activity #34: Phonics: Word slides (tachistoscopes) -- Activity #35: Phonics: Start with the vowel sound -- Activity #36: Phonics: Disappearing person -- Activity #37: Phonics: Decoding with consonants -- Activity #38: Phonics: Teaching syllables -- Activity #39: Word patterns -- Activity #40: Word patterns for kinesthetic/tactile learners -- Activity #41: Context: Just say "blank" -- Activity #42: Context: CLOZE procedure -- Activity #43: Context: Using CLOZE with a beginning reader -- Activity #44: Word Parts: Compound words -- Activity #45: Word Parts: Distinguishing between plural and possessive endings -- Activity #46: Word Parts: Adding endings to words -- Activity #47: Word Parts: Prefixes -- Activity #48: Word Parts: Changing root words -- Activity #49: Word Parts: Contractions -- Applying new skills to meet everyday needs -- Activity #50: From here to there -- Activity #51: Making a grocery list -- Activity #52: Building bridges -- Writing for meaning -- Activity #53: Letter formation: Five steps to printing -- Activity #54: Copying -- Activity #55: Controlled Writing: CLOZE exercises -- Activity #56: Controlled Writing: Filling out forms -- Activity #57: Controlled Writing: Sentence completion -- Activity #58: Controlled Writing: Making lists -- Activity #59: Free Writing: Journals -- Activity #60: Free Writing: Dialog journals -- Activity #61: Free Writing: Five-step process -- Activity #62: Free Writing: Brainstorming -- Activity #63: Free Writing: Mapping -- Activity #64: Free Writing: Say it a different way -- Activity #65: Keeping a writing folder -- Spelling -- Activity #66: Invented spelling -- Activity #67: Spelling: Test/correct/study/retest -- Activity #68: Creating a spelling dictionary -- Activity #69: Multisensory approach to spelling -- Pulling it all together: lesson planning -- General principles for planning lessons -- Planning process -- Sample lesson plans -- First meeting -- Evaluating progress -- Portfolios -- Tutor learning logs -- Student learning logs -- Appendixes -- A: New readers press publications -- B: Sample learner goals -- C: Sample criteria for evaluating materials -- D: 300 most frequently used words -- E: Social sight words -- F: How to make speech sounds -- G: Common phonics elements and principles in English -- H: Sample word patterns -- I: Prefixes and suffixes.
Summary, etc.:
Teaching Adults is a vital resource for every new or experienced adult literacy tutor or teacher, regardless of teaching approach or materials used. It includes important background information about adult learners and literacy, as well as 69 specific activities that can be used with learners. Appendixes contain valuable reference material such as lists of frequently used words, common phonics principles, and prefixes and suffixes.--from p. [4] of cover.
Subject: Functional literacy > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Functional literacy > Study and teaching > Activity programs.
Reading (Adult education)
English language > Composition and exercises.

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