ERIC Number: ED201738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Books for Adult New Readers.
O'Brien, Roberta Luther, Comp.
This document is an annotated bibliography of recommended print materials for English-speaking adults reading at the seventh grade level or below. (Sixty percent of the titles are at fifth grade level or below). The titles were selected for their broad appeal to the average adult new reader. In the selection, special consideration was given to materials in five subject areas identified by the Adult Performance Level (APL) Project as ones in which it is necessary for adults to be knowledgeable in order to function effectively (consumer economics, occupational knowledge, community resources, health, government and law). Attention was also paid to materials that teach the four basic skills identified by APL (communication skills, computation, problem solving, and skills in interpersonal relationships). Entries in the bibliography are arranged alphabetically by title within the following broad subject categories: skills (reading, writing, mathematics); knowledge (science; homemaking and consumerism; health, safety, and well-being; jobs; life in the United States; and other times/other places); leisure reading (stories of today; mystery, adventure, and romance; science fiction; hobbies, sports, and entertainment; fantastic facts and famous people; poetry, plays, and photography); and materials to aid the tutor in teaching reading to adults. Some titles concentrate on Ohio and Cleveland where the bibliography was compiled. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Athletics, Basic Skills, Bibliographies, Books, Consumer Education, Current Events, Daily Living Skills, Fiction, Functional Reading, Health Education, History, Homemaking Skills, Literacy Education, Literature, Mathematics, News Media, Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Sciences, Writing Skills
Project: LEARN, 2238 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System, OH.; Project LEARN, Cleveland, OH.; Merrick Settlement House, Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Adult Performance Level; Ohio (Cleveland)